Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

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The Maritime Museum in Falmouth welcomed a crew from UWC Atlantic College who called in half way through a journey from their home in Wales to Bexhill-on-Sea, in what is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB).

The restored boat was designed and built at the college during the 1960s. The patent was sold to the RNLI for £1 and went on to become the service’s most active lifeboats named after its place of birth - the Atlantic |Class Lifeboat.

The crew took time out from their fundraising voyage to visit the Maritime Museum’s Search and Rescue exhibition, which explores the world of the maritime rescue services |and features an Atlantic 75 Inshore Lifeboat.

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