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Information on the village of Lochinver in Scotland.

Lochinver Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat Station Lochinver

On the quayside is the RNLI Lifeboat Station, Lochinver.

There has been a lifeboat stationed at Lochinver since 1966. The present RNLB is the third boat to be stationed there. The first was a Solent Class, followed by an Arun Class and in 2003 the new boat "RNLB Julian and Margaret Leonard" took station.

She is a Severn Class, the largest lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. Some 17metres long and 5.5 metres in beam, she is built of fibre reinforced composite, giving her great strength with lightness. Weighing in at 37.5 tonnes, she has a range of 250 nautical miles and is powered by two 1250 HP V12 turbocharged diesels which can push her to a top speed of 25 knots.

She is named after two outstanding beneficiaries to the RNLI. When Julian died in 1981, Margaret moved to Poole and on her death in 2000 at the age of 95, she left a large part of her considerable estate to the RNLI.

Lochinver Lifeboat

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