Watch: Meet the Shannon class lifeboat

Most people know we are the charity that saves lives at sea. But not many know we also design and build the boats that protect our volunteer crews. The Shannon is the first lifeboat to be created entirely by the RNLI. Find out more about our newest all-weather lifeboat in this short film.

Support our Christmas appeal 

This Christmas, help us build a new Shannon class lifeboat for our relief fleet.

Regular rescues and rough seas take their toll on lifeboats – but our relief fleet are always ready to stand in at any lifeboat station around the UK and Ireland to power our crews out to rescue.

Donate to our Christmas appeal, and be a lifesaver this Christmas.