The St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation operates their rescue missions using a fleet of three vessels.

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Rescue 01 – Harder


Station : Philipsburg
Minimal crew : 2
Maximum crew : 3
Max speed : 34 knots (flat water)
Equipment : VHF Radio, GPS Chart plotter, jason cradle
Maximum saved persons: 25
Status : Operational

Rescue 01 is a RHIB build in the Netherlands. She is about 26ft long and equipped with two inboard Volvo Penta diesel engines. Her propulsion is through two waterjets making her a very fast and reliable vessel.

Rescue 02 – Oranje Boven


Station : Philipsburg
Minimum crew: 3
Maximum crew: 6
Max speed : 21 knots (flat water)
Equipment : Three VHF Radios, Three GPS Chart plotter, Radar, VHF Direction finder, Chuchibu trunking radio – to much to mention
Maximum saved persons : 25
Status : Not operational (maintenance)
Also build in the Netherlands, the Rescue 02 is the “mothership” of the St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation. She is 58ft long, equipped with two MTU V12 engines. This vessel was formally used on St Maarten as the police boat and was purchased by our foundation.

Rescue 03


Station : Philipsburg
Minimum crew: 1
Maximum crew: 2
Max speed : 35 knots (flat water)
Equipment : VHF radio
Maximum saved persons: 2
Status : Not operational due to engine failure


Donated to the St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation by the Caribbean Dive Collage, the Rescue 03 is easy to deploy and operates for close to shore rescue missions only. Rescue 03 is a Yamaha wave runner with a 700cc two stroke engine. Rescue 03 will never be deployed without Rescue 01 or Rescue 02 following her to the rescue site for the safety of the crew on the Rescue 03.

Rescue Base


Our home – the rescue building – located on the waterfront of Bobbys Marina in Great Bay.