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47-foot motor life boat

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Characteristics
Length:47 feet
Max Speed: 25 knots
Max towing capacity: 150 displacement tons
Max operating seas: 30-foot seas or 20 foot surf in 50 knot winds
 
Summary
The 47-foot motor lifeboat is designed as a fast-response rescue vessel in high seas, surf and heavy weather environments.
 
Description

The 47-foot motor life boat has state-of-the-art electronically controlled engines, fuel management systems, and integrated electronics suite, the 47-foot MLB has the ideal platform for operations in extreme sea and weather conditions. The unique feature of this boat is that it can self-right in only 30 seconds if knocked over by waves or surf.