When considering hiring the J. CAIRD for your event, please remember that we require lots of space for access and mast rigging. The lifeboat is 23 feet long and 7 feet wide. The combined length of both transporter trailer and towing vehicle is 42 feet long, therefore the turning circle required is similar to that of a long Heavy Goods Vehicle.
We also require a minimum clearance height of 16 feet and a width of 12 feet. For a good display of boat, equipment, and information boards, please allow 30 feet x 18 feet. Ensure access is clear of overhanging trees, low bridges, etc, remembering that gate posts and door frames must be measured to ensure sufficient clearance. The adjacent diagram will give you a good idea of the footprint and the space required once the display has been erected. Please remember that we need sufficient room to maneuver the lifeboat and trailer whilst assembling the vessel either indoors or outdoors.
To increase the opportunity for quality photographs, it is also advised that the lifeboat be positioned in an area with suitable lighting so it can be photographed from a distance if possible.
Please remember that once the display has been constructed, we will require a secure parking space for the trailer, towing vehicle, and access to our tools and support equipment. Parking should remain close by.