Solent independent lifeboats bid fair winds to new Caister boat

CVLS 45-01 demonstrating the Hamilton Jet Anchor system by remaining in a fixed position in a choppy Solent to allow other crews aboard

A new lifeboat for a southern England voluntary service has set sail with a small parade of local independent lifeboats.

She was built, reportedly at a cost of £1.6m, by aluminium boatbuilding specialists Diverse Marine at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

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