Given the nature of our waterways -open ocean, shallow inlets and estuaries and a working harbour- Bunbury Sea Rescue operates a diverse fleet of four boats.
1. Spirit of Bunbury III – 10.8m Oceancat
Our prime rescue vessel is an Elite Marine-built Oceancat equipped with twin Volvo-Penta turbo-diesels totalling 740hp. Spirit of Bunbury III was delivered to the group in 2012. It is capable of 34 knots top speed, with a comfortable cruise of 24-26 knots. At this speed and with its 1200 litres of fuel, it has a range of 350 nautical miles (640kms). Pictured here training with RAC Rescue 652 helicopter
2. Dingo Marley – 7.5m Air Rider
Our secondary rescue vessel is a 7.5m latest generation Air Rider equipped with twin Suzuki four-stroke outboards totalling 400hp. Built by Westerberg in Albany, Dingo Marley has a top speed of 41knots and can carry 500 litres of fuel.
3. Polycraft 4.50m Drifter Frontrunner
Primarily used for training and some closed-water work, our Polycraft is powered by a Yamaha 30 hp four-stroke outboard. The combination of the smooth Yamaha and strong, plastic hull, makes this a quiet and pleasurable boat to use. All our members love it.
4. Hino truck