Building our lifeboats

We couldn't save lives without our dependable lifeboat fleet.
Launch of Cosandra 13-12; the first Shannon class lifeboat built at the all-weather lifeboat centre

Photo: Nathan Williams

Launch of Cosandra 13-12; the first Shannon class lifeboat built at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre

Our lifeboats have to launch in the stormiest of seas, the strongest of gales and the harshest of winters. Whatever conditions our brave volunteers face out on a shout, our lifeboats must be to be able to cope with them too.

So to make sure we can always rely on them, our lifeboats are built, repaired and maintained to the highest standards.

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All weather lifeboat centre
All-weather Lifeboat Centre
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The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight
Inshore Lifeboat Centre
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Dungeness mechanic Trevor Bunney inspecting the shannon class lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater
Coastal maintenance
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Donate now and power volunteers through the storm

You can help our crews through the Perfect Storm this winter. They’re needed more than ever, and people still get into danger at sea. But we don’t have the funds to give our volunteers everything they need. Donate today – and make a huge difference.