Lightfloats have been used by a number of lighthouse authorities to replace larger (and in most cases manned) lightships. Fully automatic and involving a lower capital cost as well cheaper running costs the attractions are obvious.
Lightfloat Number 3 was built by Harland and Wolff in 1996 and has been used at a number of locations around the coast. It replaced the LANBY off Breaksea Spit in the Bristol Channel – and was in turn replaced by a smaller, high focal plane buoy in 2006.
|Length||Height of light||Character|
|14m||14m||as required by the station|
|1:250||4.8/5.3cm||100||1 x A4||4 [Moderate]|