Avocet

The workhorse of our little fleet

Avocet is an ex-customs launch, having spent her working career with HM Customs & Revenue. In that role she had a varied role policing our waterways and pursuing those in breach of the law. 

However, by the end of her useful life with HMRC, she needed a new home. As she is highly suited to the needs of the Maritime Volunteer Service, she was initially loaned to MVS Poole by HM Customs & Revenue fully donated in 2002.

Quick Facts: Avocet

Length:8.23 metres
Beam:2.74 metres
Draught:0.84 metres
Engine:2 x Perkins Diesels
Horsepower62 (each engine)
BuilderFairey Marine, Cowes
Year Built:1984
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