Day Skipper students get up close to German military vessel
A group of University of Strathclyde Naval Architecture students we lecture...
A Humber Ocean Pro 6.8m, Mustang’s design is based on the Humber Arctic Challenge Craft, with the best performing hull available and seakeeping characteristics second to none. It has the bonus of shock mitigation suspension seats for helm and navigator, which reduces the human fatigue factor hugely and minimises the likelihood of jarring or impact injury.
Our boat is coded to Category 4 with a 3R endorsement. This gives us the capability to take the vessel up to 10 nautical miles from a safe haven all year round and at night. This is the highest coding categorisation possible for an open RIB and allows us to utilise the maximum sea area.
From the Humber RIB’s website: ‘This range of RIBs will surpass your expectations. Offering the ultimate in all round performance and handling whilst enduring the harshest of sea conditions, and sporting a unique multi-chine deep V hull, a high sheer bow and over sized tube, this model range has proven its superiority and status as the UK’s number one choice.
Designed with maximum versatility which would meet the demands of the professional dive, rescue and commercial operators, whilst its stylish good looks appeals to the sports and leisure user alike. Ideal for the more serious RIB cruising enthusiast, these craft are capable of travelling, faster, further and in more comfort than other comparable craft available on the market.
If you haven’t tried shock mitigation-type seating, believe me, it’s a joy and transforms the whole ribbing experience’.
The flagship of our fleet, Millbrook is a Nelson 42 motor cruiser and a former Southampton pilot boat. She still retains much of her pilot boat layout today. She operates new twin 180hp Volvo diesel engines and has a cruising speed of 7-10kts, with a maximum of 17kts. Nelsons are renowned throughout the world for their seakeeping qualities and Millbrook certainly lives up to this.
She is coded by the MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) for 12 people, which enables us to charter her with skipper for ten passengers and two crew. We also have full RYA recognition to run motor cruising courses, which range from Helmsman to Yachtmaster Offshore.
A Beneteau Oceanis 393, Sequel is the latest addition to our fleet. Previously a leisure yacht, she has been well maintained and is perfect for RYA training courses due to three large double cabins, an easily accessible galley and spacious saloon. There is ample storage on board for all provisions required for a week’s sailing and she is kitted out with the latest Raymarine navigation equipment including Radar, AIS and new chart plotters.
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