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RNLI launches new boat at Salcombe

The new Atlantic 85 Class vessel replaces the old 75 model. Photo: ITV News

The RNLI has launched its new lifeboat at Salcombe ahead of what is likely to be a busy summer season.

It was named 'the Gladys Hilda Mustoe' in honour of a late patron of the charity, who left them with a donation large enough to pay for the boat.

Gladys left a large amount of money to the RNLI. Credit: ITV News

The new Atlantic 85 Class vessel replaces the old 75 model, at a cost of nearly £250,000.

The operations manager of the station hopes it's new capabilities will greatly benefit their response to emergencies in years to come.

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