Man the lifeboats

CherSoft are pleased to have some small involvement with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).  The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service throughout the UK and RoI. Accurate navigation and high performance charting systems can be crucial in emergency situations so we are proud that the CherSoft ENCX™ chart kernel was chosen for the new common chart system called ChartPlot. This is a custom navigation system developed by the RNLI to be deployed on the D class, Atlantic 85, Mersey, Trent and Severn class lifeboats.  Andy Nibbs, Product Manager for ENCX™ said ‘We have worked with the RNLI for several years to assist their adoption of ENCX™ and it is a great thrill to see it getting in service’.

Trent Class lifeboat

At CherSoft we admire the work of the RNLI and have the greatest respect for all the volunteers that risk their lives to save others.

The Trent class lifeboat.

28 tonnes, self-righting, 25 knots,
any weather