Kingston Mouldings Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings

Hull Length:910mm (36") Beam:250mm (10") Scale:1/15th
This is a scale model of the first modern fast 15 knot RNLI lifeboat, and the Waveney was a licence built adaptation of an earlier design that was originally developed by the United States Coastguard, and found on extensive trials during 1964 to be well suited to UK requirements. Our drawing contains full information on the colour scheme and other details from Waveney number 44-011 Augustine Courtauld which was first based at Poole. Our hull is moulded with the keel and rear stabilising fins that are a prominent feature of the full size Waveney lifeboat. The hull could also be used to make a model of a US 44 foot Coastguard vessel, though there are a number of fairly minor differences between these and the RNLI Waveney lifeboats. The first photo shows an excellent model Waveney, and the second is a picture of one of the last boats awaiting a new owner at the RNLI base in Poole, looking strangely old fashioned now, when surrounded by some more modern UK lifeboat designs.