Scot Seats utilize SKYDEX for Survivor Seats on RNLI Severn class lifeboat

Scot Seats have designed and built replacement seats for the survivor space of RNLI Severn class lifeboats. Jonathan Young, Managing Director of Scot Seats said, ‘The objective was to improve the existing seating to enable this magnificent all-weather lifeboat to continue saving lives at sea for many years to come. Utilising 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. 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 are dedicated to improving the comfort and safety for all transportation seating.

About the Severn class

The Severn class is the largest lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. Since 1996, lifeboat volunteers from the wild Atlantic to the North Sea have relied on Severn class lifeboats. A programme of life-extension refits will give Severn crews a range of crucial new equipment, including many safety enhancements. The new gear will be housed in the original hull, making the vessel fit for another two decades of lifesaving.

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.