The RNLI operate two types of B class inshore lifeboats: the Atlantic 75 and Atlantic 85. The name Atlantic is taken from Atlantic College in Wales. This is where the rigid inflatable was first developed.
These lifeboats are fast, manoeuvrable and very reliable and can operate in rough weather conditions including at night.
Eve Pank entered service at Falmouth on 28 June 2007, replacing the Atlantic 21 Falmouth Round Table, which had served 13 years at the station.
Before arriving at Falmouth, Eve Pank served in the relief fleet at Sherringham, Bundoran, Skerries, Brighton, Poole, St Bees, Ramsgate and St Helier.
Overall beam: 2.65m
Length of hull: 6.17m
Weight with crew: approx 3,200lbs
Duration: 3 hours at maximum speed