The lifeboat station was re-established at Dartmouth and named the Dart Lifeboat Station in 2007. Previously a lifeboat operated from Dartmouth from 1878 to 1896 when the station was closed. Dart Lifeboat Station currently operates a D Class inshore lifeboat.
This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?
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RNLI Dart Lifeboat Fundraising Branch has been successful in bringing a visitor centre to Dartmouth.
Coastal fatality figures* released today (24 July) reveal 32 people accidentally lost their lives on the south west coast last year.
Guests at the RNLI Dart Lifeboat Gala Dinner were greeted at the main entrance of the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club by crew members in uniform and escorted to the ballroom where the evening was given an exciting start.
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Coronation ParkNorth EmbankmentDartmouthTQ6 9RR
No vehicular access
Visitor contact telephone:
01803 83292607917 514948
Specific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.
More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.
Lifeboat name: Spirit of the Dart
Lifeboat class: D class
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Dart Lifeboat Station was formally established by the Trustees Committee on 7 November 2007. There was a station previously at Dartmouth from 1878 until 1896 see attached page for details.
2007Relief inshore lifeboat D-520 Bob Savage transferred 8 August for evaluation.
Inshore lifeboat station was completed in October at a cost of £175,000.
2008A new station D class lifeboat D-702 Spirit of the Dart was placed on service in July and was funded by Caterford (South West) Ltd. Lifeboat D-523 Peterborough Beer Festival 1 has been withdrawn to the relief fleet.
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