The NSRI is replacing the engines of two of their rescue boats with new Honda’s in March 2015. Rotarian Schipper, a 6,5 metre RIB based at Bakoven will be fitted with two new Honda BF90 HP engines and Rotary Onwards, a 7,3m RIB based at Yzerfontein, will be fitted with two new Honda 135’s
Late last year Simon’s Town’s 6,5m RIB, Spirit of Surfski 2 was launched and she is powered by two 90hp Honda’s.
Honda engines are a trusted brand of outboard used in Sea Rescue’s fleet of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBS). The charity has over 900 unpaid volunteers who respond 24/7/365 to save lives on South African waters using a total of 90 Sea Rescue vessels.
NSRI Operations Director, Mark Hughes said, “Honda four stroke engines give us excellent fuel economy, longer range and have what is arguably the most environmentally friendly technology … all of which is important to us at NSRI.”
“Our rescue crews need superb quality and reliability from their outboards … and minimum fuss. Honda does this for us.”
“But perhaps the most important thing for Sea Rescue is the exceptional service that Honda give us. They are simply the best in this department,” said Hughes.