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44-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB)

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Length: 44 feet
Special Characteristics: Self-righting

(if overturned, the vessel will return to an upright position in 30 seconds or less)

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.


Last Modified 4/11/2014