In 1999, they launched their first DRV, named Bay Rescue. It was an 8.5m Rayglass Protector, powered by twin 150Hp outboard motors. The vessel served the unit well for 10 years.
In December 2009, the unit replaced their DRV with a new designed for purpose rescue vessel, aptly named Bay Rescue II. It is a twin diesel; jet powered, Naiad design, 10.3m. It has a fully enclosed cabin, seating for 4 crew and full stowage for all rescue gear carried. It has a range of over 300nm at cruising speed (25knots).
Their DRV operates out of the Doves Bay Marina in the Kerikeri Inlet and is crewed by a core of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are available 24/7 on pager callout.
The unit is always on the look-out for keen and dedicated crew members. If you are interested please email the unit here .