World Record Lifeboat Boarding
Measuring an impressive 15.5 m in length and 5.5 m in width, the highly innovative lifeboat has a capacity of massive 440 people. It offers more seats than a jumbo jet. However, in an emergency size does not matter if the cruise passengers cannot get aboard in time, and class society DNV GL has set the time limit to 10 minutes.
Success at First Attempt
“Overall, the boarding test proved a huge success for the project. We set a record time of five minutes and 21 seconds, well within the time limit”, Global Products Director Arild Lokøy reports. “Before testing we were quite convinced that we would make it on time, but I must admit it is a huge relief to actually have demonstrated it to DNV GL and STX! Now we look forward to delivering these high-end lifeboats to the customer, and hope they are satisfied with our new flagship”, Lokøy adds.
- Length: 15 m
- Width: 5,52 m
- Capacity: 440 persons
- The world’s largest lifeboat, offering a roomier interior and a comfort level far above the present industry standard
- The world’s first double-decker lifeboat, equipped with two entrances on each deck for quicker and easier boarding.
- Accompanied by a new all-enclosed davit with a sleek and elegant design, which enhances the ship’s overall appearance and reduces the need for davit maintenance.