HM Coastguard's Fort William Sector Manager Phil Wren, when contacted, sent us another picture of her (above) and a full spec., as follows:
The vessel is a 42 ft General Patrol craft.
Fully coded to the workboat standard.
General speed: 17 knots cruising and 23 Knots Max.
Vessel normally carries a crew of 3 / 4, max. 8 POB, but in a SAR situation will carry more.
Capable of working 60 miles from a safe haven in moderate to rough seas.
The vessel is SAR Capable. Fully fitted with GMDSS/VHF radios. Seamaster Radar. Electronic chart / Mapping and Paper charts.
All search Equipment includes, Full First Aid Equipment, all staff are qualified to a high standard. The vessel has No Night Limitations and has a full Satellite GPS Navigation system with Backup.
Range of the vessel is 120 miles at Normal Cruising speed.
'Hunter' carries a small RHIB capable of speeds of 18 Knots.
There is accommodation for 4 on board including Full Galley, Toilet and Shower.
Many thanks to Phil Wren for picture and details. Kilchoan Coastguard would like one too, please.