Lifeboats: Design features
Although we do not stipulate that a boat must possess certain features to be eligible for zero-rating, it is likely that a large sea rescue boat genuinely intended solely for sea rescue would possess the following:
- navigational equipment
- radio transmitters
- oxygen resuscitation equipment
- first aid equipment
- a prominent indication on both sides of the boat that it is a rescue boat
- salvage pump
- blue flashing beacon, and/or
- special tow lines and posts.
Smaller craft for surf rescue would be less likely to have these features.