The Misses Robertson of Kintail is the 10th Lifeboat in the history of Peterhead Lifeboat Station, and was the first Tamar Lifeboat in service in Scotland.
Brief movie of a Tamar Class Lifeboat in operation
Misses Robertson of Kintail
Misses Robertson of Kintail is a Tamar class Lifeboat, the first deployed in Scotland and second in the UK. The Tamar class is the latest design for the RNLI, and will gradually replace the current Tyne class vessels in operation. Both bigger and faster than the Tyne, the Tamar also includes the computerised Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) that enables crew to control many of the lifeboat's functions remotely from the safety of their seats. Other features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as the lifeboat crashes through waves, and a powered Y boat stored behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment.
Name: Misses Robertson of Kintail
Category: All weather
Official Number: 1282
Period of Service: March 2006 - Present
Launches: In Service
Lives Saved: In Service
Cost of Lifeboat: £2,500,000
Donated by: Donation from the Robertson Trust by the Misses Robertson of Robertson and Baxters, Scotch Whisky Blenders, Glasgow.
Weight: 30 Tons
Propulsion: 2 x 1000BHP Engines
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 250 nautical miles
Crew: 6 + 1 doctor or passenger. If there is no doctor/passenger required, the lifeboat will take 7 crew.
Construction: Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP)
Launch type: Misses Robertson of Kintail rests in its custom berth by the entrance to Peterhead Harbour.
Notes: Misses Robertson of Kintail has a daughterboat, the in-shore Y-204, located under the aft deck. This can be launched and recovered from a retractable ramp at the back of the boat.
Tamar capsize trials courtesy of RNLI Tenby, Wales
As stated, the Misses Robertson of Kintail is the 10th lifeboat in Peterhead Lifeboat Stations history. Please click here for information on the other 9 lifeboats.