Search & Rescue Boat Designs


Berthon Boat Company has been building boats since 1877. In recent years, Berthon has built 38 all weather self-righting lifeboats for the RNLI along with a number of Pilot, Patrol and Survey vessels for other commercial workboat clients. Using the experience gained in these demanding environments, Berthon has developed a range of designs with Peter Eyre, naval architect of the Shannon Class Lifeboat, to provide unrivalled sea keeping ability to meet any current requirement.

Berthon 10m SAR

Berthon 14m SAR

Berthon 17m SAR

Berthon 10m Search and Rescue

The Berthon 10M has been developed to provide outstanding capabilities on a compact foot-print.

This unique vessel offers rough weather performance second to none with the highest level of comfort and safely. With the option of a fully enclosed wheel house and self-right capability this vessel is suited to the most demanding operational environments.

With a range of propulsion options the Berthon 10m is suitable for a range of commercial operations including Search and Rescue, Pilot,Dive,Standby,Harbour duties,Patrol and multi-role work boat.

Berthon 14m Search and Rescue

The Berthon 14m Search and Rescue Vessel incorporates the hull designs of Peter Eyre; the Naval Architect responsible for the RNLI’s highly acclaimed Shannon class all-weather lifeboat.

Fully self-righting and designed for search and rescue operations in all sea states. The vessel offers superior seakeeping ability with a platform that prevents slamming.

High speeds can be sustained, even in adverse sea conditions.

Berthon 17m Search and Rescue

The next generation of SAR vessels built on the experience of the latest RNLI vessels and with hull design by Peter Eyre. The larger sister vessel to the Berthon 14m, the Berthon 17m allows for a greater range and survivor capacity whilst maintaining a full self-righting, fast and highly manoeuvrable vessel with an unrivalled ability to maintain high speed in adverse sea conditions.

A versatile aft deck layout allows the use of a ramp for a Daughter craft (small RIB or PWC) to be deployed at a moment’s notice saving valuable time in a rescue situation.


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