Lymington RNLI

This year the Lymington Seafood Festival is proud to be supporting Lymington RNLI


As a vital part of our coastal community the volunteer Lifeboat crews provide a 24 hour rescue service. RNLI crews have saved over 140,000 lives since they started in 1824 but they are much more than a rescue service. The RNLI works to influence, supervise and educate people through Community Safety teams who provide critical water safety information on the risks and hazards of using the water and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or using our coasts and beaches.

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RNLI Lymington (Alex Irwin,

In 2015 Lymington celebrated 50 years of Lifeboat Service. Today that proud history continues with the “David Bradley”, an Atlantic 85 Class Inshore Lifeboat. The Lifeboat of today is very different to where we started over 50 years ago. The Atlantic 85 was introduced to the RNLI fleet in 2005, capable of over 35 knots she has a crew of 4, and carries a full suite of advanced communication and navigational equipment. The Lifeboat lives in a purpose built Station in the Bath Road Car Park. The new Station was opened in 2006 and the Lifeboat is tractor trailer launched from the Public Slipway in Lymington.

The Lymington Lifeboat has a long history of saving lives at sea and has received numerous awards for bravery and distinguished service. That tradition of service remains well established with today’s all volunteer crew ready to answer a call for help. Providing that service requires high levels of support and funding. A team of volunteers provide that support, from the shore and boat crews through our fund-raisers, youth education and community safety teams, all play a critical part in delivering the RNLI’s mission.  To do this needs funding. As a charity we rely on the efforts of the volunteers but need your donations and your generosity to support this crucial work.

We have one clear aim: we save lives at sea. To do this we provide a 24/7 search and rescue service protecting the waters around the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The 238 Lifeboat Stations and over 400 Lifeboats are crewed by some 4700 volunteers. The RNLI provides Lifeguards at over 200 of the most popular beaches. They work tirelessly in providing key prevention and education messages to the community through the RNLI’s ‘Respect the Water Campaign’ so please help us to help those in need.