BN168 Valentijn 2000 KNRM Redder

The VALENTIJN is justifiably the “pride” of HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD’s building program. Seventeen vessels have been completed and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution KNRM and a for the Caister Lifeboat  The VALENTIJN can rescue up to 50 people and has shown her worth and ability in the dangerous seas around The Netherlands. In 2000 the design was modified; by making the boats slightly longer, a larger work deck at the stern was created and the wheelhouse provides more comfort to the crew. But the most significant difference with the old version is that the VALENTIJN 2000 class is fully self-righting.

The VALENTIJN is designed by W. de Vries Lentsch and is based upon the early design work of the lifeboat designer David Stockton (UK).  David Stockton was one of the earlier specialists in the design and application of RIBs.

These vessels are built according to the standards and rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS X A1 HSC.AMS).



Length overall                                                  11.00m

Length of hull                                                   10.46m

Maximum Beam (over the tubes)         4.10m

Beam (hull)                                                         3.52m

Draft                                                                       0.70m

Weight                                                                  9.5 ton

Fuel capacity                                                     1270 liters

Performance                                                     35 knots

Action radius (full power)                          6 hours

Material                                                               Aluminium H321 alustar

Engines                                                                 2x Volvo-Penta TAMD74 EDC, 2x450hp

Reduction                                                            2x Twin Disk MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1)

Waterjets                                                            2x Hamilton HJ322 (36KW impellor )

Launch Method                                               Carriage/afloat