RNLI Atlantic 85 RIB B-862 with ballast system


Our Anti-shock Variable Ballast (AVB) system reduces slamming on fast craft by 70%, for improved safety, versatility, and performance.

RNLI Atlantic 85 RIB B-821 with ballast system

"The Atlantic class needs to operate at high speed in bad weather, and in order to do so safely and minimise the risk of capsizing, the lifeboat is fitted with an AVB system. When full, the ballast system keeps the bow of the lifeboat down and helps us to punch through the waves... we use the system constantly, even when we are training, to ensure the safety of the crew and the boat."

Training Co-ordinator
RNLI Station Dart