An inshore lifeboat station was established in May with a D class lifeboat, which was kept in a boathouse in the grounds of Tighnabruaich Hotel facing towards the Kyles of Bute.
A new boathouse was built on the same site.
A C class lifeboat was placed on service for one year’s evaluation.
The C class was placed on permanent service.
A new boathouse for a B class lifeboat and its launching tractor was completed in August, providing improved crew facilities.
The C class was withdrawn from service and the B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat, B-743 Alec and Maimie Preston was placed on station on 8 April.