Valentijn class

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


Overview of the electronics and electronic equipment Valentijn 2000 class:

2 x VHF DSC, Icom 505
Direction Finder, Rhotheta RT-500-M
Simrad 3G broadband scanner, 12” TFT monitor, Simrad NSE12 EVO2
Electric chart system, 12” TFT monitor, Simrad NSE12 EVO2
Depth sounder, Airmar
AIS, True Heading
Electronic compass, Simrad
EPIRB, Jotron 45s
SART, Jotron
Waterproofed portofoon, Simrad HT53
Wireless intercom system, Dave Clark including 4 headsets & helmets