North Holland-based rescue charity christens new lifeboat

Reddingstation Wijdenes, a marine search and rescue (SAR) charity that operates out of the coastal village of Wijdenes in Northern Holland, recently held a christening ceremony for its newest lifeboat.

Built by Poland’s Technomarine, the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) has been named De Arend after the late Arend-Jan Bruin, a former lifeboat captain at the same rescue station in Wijdenes.

The lifeboat has a length of 9.15 metres, a beam of 2.5 metres, and two Evinrude 186kW outboard engines. It will be operated primarily on Markermeer Lake.

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