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Motor Lifeboat (MLB)

Versatile, proven and ready for duty

Motor Lifeboat MLB


Textron Systems' Motor Lifeboat (MLB) delivers outstanding performance in a wide variety of missions, including search and rescue, border patrol, law enforcement and natural disaster relief operations. Our rugged, 47-foot, all-aluminum MLB has proven itself during more than 20 years of service as a platform with unparalleled stability, reliability and survivability.

  • Self-righting in less than 10 seconds while remaining fully operational
  • Rugged construction with marine-grade aluminum
  • Elevated flying bridge for additional visual detection range for the crew
  • Controllable from any one of four operator stations
  • Recessed recovery wells on booth port and starboard sides for protected access to the water


Towing Capacity 100 tons
Crew 21 (4 crew, 17 passengers)
Speed 25 knots (max speed); 22 knots (cruise)
Range 200 nautical miles (cruise)
Length 51 ft (15.6 m)
Beam 14 ft (4.27 m)
Draft 4.5 ft (1.4 m)
Fuel Capacity 437 gal (1,654 L)
Max-Wind 50 knots
Breaking Surf 20 ft (6 m)
Engine 2 x 490 hp CAT C12 engines, tier 1

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