Lymington’s Atlantic 75
B-784 Victor ‘Danny’ Lovelock
Name: B-784 Victor ‘Danny’ Lovelock
Length: 7.3 Meters
Top Speed: 32 Knots
Endurance: 3 Hours at full speed
Propulsion: 2 x Yamaha 75 2-Stroke engines
The Atlantic 75 is the second generation Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) in the B-Class series, developed from the Atlantic 21. These boats gradually replaced the Atlantic 21 fleet, but have now been superseded by the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat. One of the main improvements made to the Atlantic 75 is the addition of a ballast tank at the front of the boat which enables the boat to launch into larger surf than the Atlantic 21. The ballast when full, either of sea water or water from a hose, weighs the same as three fully-grown men.