A 34m Island Class cutter operated by the British Customs and Excise. Built by Vosper Thornycroft and launched in 1993 she has been designed to carry out a wide range of law enforcement duties.
She is a modified version of an extremely successful Vosper Thornycroft design built under licence for the US Coastguard.SENTINEL is powered by two Paxman Valenta V12 diesel engines, with a separately powered steerable water jet for slow speed propulsion.
Top speed is in excess of 25 knots. The hull is fabricated from steel, using computer-controlled laser cutting and robot welding machines.
The superstructure is made from aircraft-grade aluminium, explosively welded to the deck to prevent corrosion. Outwardly the most obvious feature of the vessel is the 6m Avon Searider rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) carried on an hydraulic davit on the aft deck. A crew of 12 officers drawn from HM Customs and Excise personnel operate the vessel.
Model Scale: 1:40 Length: 940 mm (37") Beam: 190 mm (7.5") Displacement: 8 lbs (3.7 kilos)
Price:£277.04 (Including VAT at 20%)