44-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB)
The 44' motor lifeboat was for many years the Coast Guard's standard heavy weather & surf rescue response platform. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius for their size.
There are (presently) 2 operational, being decreased as the 47' MLB replaces these hulls.