Llandudno's new lifeboat – arrival details

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno's new all-weather lifeboat 'William F Yates' is scheduled to arrive in the bay at 12pm on Sunday 24 September following her delivery voyage of over 400 sea miles from RNLI Headquarters at Poole.

She will be accompanied into the bay by the town's current lifeboats Andy Pearce and Dr Barbara Saunderson.

The three lifeboats will then line-up off the new lifeboat station at Craig-y-Don for photographs before the William F Yates provides a solo demonstration of her capabilities and manoeuvrability prior to being beached and transferred to the new boathouse.

For further information contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.

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