MetalCraft Marine 47’ Motor Life Boat off Tofino BC

Cap Nord. Small, approximately 15 to 17 metres (49 to 56 ft) long, shore-based self-righting lifeboat capable of search and rescue operations up to 100 nautical miles (190 km; 120 mi) from shore with a top speed of approximately 25 knots with minimal ice capability to transit light ice-infested waters. No helicopter capability. Named after geographical features uniform by class. Canadian capes for high speed lifeboats (47 feet (14 m) MLBs). Canadian bays for high endurance lifeboats (Arun/Severn design). CCG maintains 36 14.6-metre (47 ft 11 in) Cape-class motor lifeboats, those listed with the name prefix Cape (or Cap in french). The exception is CCGS Cap Aux Mueles which is one of ten larger (16 metres (52 ft)) motor lifeboats based on Arun-class lifeboats designed in the United Kingdom. The CCG is in the process of building replacements for the Arun type lifeboats based on the Severn type lifeboat also designed in the United Kingdom.The vessel belongs to the canadian coast guard. It could be a rescue and marine ambulance. General info: Displacement: 18 t (20 short tons). Length: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in) Beam: 4.27 m (14 ft 0 in), Draught: 1.37 m (4 ft 6 in). Propulsion: 2 x Caterpillar 3196 Engines Rated 450 hp @ 2100 rpm (373 usable imperial gallons). Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h) maximum. 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h) cruising. Range: 200 nmi (370 km) cruising. Complement: 4 crew, 5 passengers. RK. (with a lot of help!!!!).