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Byline: A new £41,000 inshore lifeboat, Super G II, has gone into service at RNLI Angle.
Page Content: The D class lifeboat (D-776) has been funded by the Coward Endowment and will be officially named at a later date.

The Super G II succeeds the D class Richard John Talbot Hillier (D-638), which has been at Angle for 10 years and has given sterling service. She has now been transferred to the RNLI’s Relief Fleet.

The Coward Endowment is a small family trust, established by Charles Coward in 1965. Although the trust mainly supports small charities, the exception to this is the RNLI because the trustees believe the lifesaving charity does such valuable work.

They are particularly impressed by the courage and dedication of RNLI volunteers, and there is also a small element of self-interest as two of the trustees go windsurfing in the summer on the South Coast!

The funding of the new inshore lifeboat is a significant gift for the trust and the trustees are excited about the opportunity to provide something so tangible for the RNLI’s volunteers at Angle.

The D class have been the workhorses of the RNLI since 1963. They are fast, light and highly manoeuvrable and usually operate closer to the shore than all-weather lifeboats. They are specifically suited to surf, shallow water and confined locations, often close to cliffs, among rocks or even in caves.

The 5m long lifeboats each have a crew of 2 to 3, and the single 50hp outboard engine gives them a maximum speed of 25 knots. They have a range of 3 hours at their maximum speed.
 
The design of the class has continued to evolve since its introduction and the latest version was introduced in 2003. Equipment includes both fitted and hand-held VHF radio, night-vision equipment and first aid kits, including oxygen.

Note to editors

RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Byline: A new £41,000 inshore lifeboat, Super G II, has gone into service at RNLI Angle.
Page Content: The D class lifeboat (D-776) has been funded by the Coward Endowment and will be officially named at a later date.

The Super G II succeeds the D class Richard John Talbot Hillier (D-638), which has been at Angle for 10 years and has given sterling service. She has now been transferred to the RNLI’s Relief Fleet.

The Coward Endowment is a small family trust, established by Charles Coward in 1965. Although the trust mainly supports small charities, the exception to this is the RNLI because the trustees believe the lifesaving charity does such valuable work.

They are particularly impressed by the courage and dedication of RNLI volunteers, and there is also a small element of self-interest as two of the trustees go windsurfing in the summer on the South Coast!

The funding of the new inshore lifeboat is a significant gift for the trust and the trustees are excited about the opportunity to provide something so tangible for the RNLI’s volunteers at Angle.

The D class have been the workhorses of the RNLI since 1963. They are fast, light and highly manoeuvrable and usually operate closer to the shore than all-weather lifeboats. They are specifically suited to surf, shallow water and confined locations, often close to cliffs, among rocks or even in caves.

The 5m long lifeboats each have a crew of 2 to 3, and the single 50hp outboard engine gives them a maximum speed of 25 knots. They have a range of 3 hours at their maximum speed.
 
The design of the class has continued to evolve since its introduction and the latest version was introduced in 2003. Equipment includes both fitted and hand-held VHF radio, night-vision equipment and first aid kits, including oxygen.

Note to editors

RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789