Scot Seats utilize SKYDEX for Seats on RNLI E class lifeboat
Scot Seats have designed and built replacement seats for RNLI E class lifeboats. Jonathan Young, Managing Director of Scot Seats said, ‘The objective was to retain existing seat designs and improve the cushion performance. The refit project needed to be completed quickly to ensure that lifeboats had minimum time out of service. Utilizing SKYDEX Impact Mitigating Seat Cushion Inserts linked to Scot Seats manufacturing provided an effective solution. Both our companies are proud to support the RNLI.’
SKYDEX Seat Inserts are designed to fit in all types of marine seating to enhance comfort and cushion durability. From jockey and bench seats on RIBs and open boats to wheelhouse and cabin seating, SKYDEX technology utilizes geometries and polymer structures to provide high-performance cushioning and impact absorption.
Scot Seats-KPM Marine provide specialist shock mitigation seats for maritime applications that are used globally by rescue services, military operators, police forces, and commercial boat operators. Scot Seats Group is dedicated to improving the comfort and safety for all transportation seating.
About the E Class
E class is the fastest lifeboat in the RNLI fleet and was specially designed for London’s busy River Thames. With its powerful tidal currents, submerged debris and heavy traffic, the Thames can be incredibly dangerous for those on and around the water. Fast, tough and maneuverable the E class lifeboat was designed to handle these river conditions. The crew consists of 4 people who sit on jockey and bench seats, with capacity for 20 casualties.
About the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) charity saves lives at sea. RNLI volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations and around 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 143,100 lives.