Class and Type
Denise and Eric 13-20
In 2017, Selsey received a new 25 knot (29 mph) Shannon Class Lifeboat after almost 34 years of service by Tyne class lifeboats RNLB City of London Selsey Lifeboat Station operates a Shannon class lifeboat Denise and Eric 13-20 which is launched via SLARS from the main boathouse that stands onshore at the Kingsway, Selsey. The model is based on a freelance modellers GRE hull who made 6 limited hulls, which two were for the Ilfracombe station to have a scale model of their lifeboat to display.
The model is 1/12 scale and is powered by twin 28mm water jets, like the actual Shannon class. All of the fittings like handrails, radar, deck fitting are all self made. A part of the superstructure was an early proto type made by Model by Design.