America (RS 80) was built in 1971 and was stationed mainly at Krisoffervalen, Vannvåg / Tromvik (Troms). Stein Storlien, Rescue Superintendent for NSSR, emailed us in 2003 to say America plus three of her sister ships were still owned by NSSR.
America continued to work from a station in Egersund but is now privately owned by a Norwegian called Mr H Storvik. The vessel is located in Kristiansund. Mr Storvik is hoping to refurbish her to luxury yacht standards and spend most of his time onboard. Photo: NSSR
In August 2009 we received an email from Rienk Bruinsma to say America was listed in the “upcoming vessels for sale” on Arne Timmerling’s brokerage website djurgardsvarvet.
Do you have any further information about America or any photos? Please email us and we’ll add them to this page giving you a credit.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first signs of habitation on Hirta (the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago and the only one you can really land on) are thought to have occurred c. 600 AD.