Collage of images from dedications

Leave a dedication

Many people have shared heart-warming stories about why they chose to include the name of someone they miss on the lifeboat – as well as celebrating their or their loved one’s connection to the RNLI.

To help share your stories, or to pay tribute to your loved one, we’ve created a web page with our partner MuchLoved. It’s a very special community filled with supporters like you. You can use it to honour the person you miss in the most fitting way for you and your family.

The All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, Dorset

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Latest progress on your Shannon

Shannon number 13-47, the lifeboat that will bear your loved one’s name, is being built at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre, a fully equipped, modern production facility owned and run by the RNLI. So far, the lifeboat’s hull and wheelhouse have been painted in our signature blue and orange. Now it’s ready to have the engines and first electronics installed.

Tours of the All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, Dorset, take you behind the scenes of the site where your lifeboat is taking shape. Book today by contacting our College Reception Team on 0300 300 7654 or at [email protected]. Or to see what it’s like to step inside a Shannon, check out the virtual lifeboat tour below.

Find your loved one's name on the Launch a memory Anstruther's wrap

Find your loved ones name

Using our online tool you can find where your loved one’s name is printed in the numbers of Anstruther's lifeboat, which will save lives at sea for years to come.

Simply click on the link below, type in your loved one’s name and hit search. The image will zoom in allowing you to see their name, as well as which side of the boat it’s on. When you’re done, you can share this page with family and friends!

Please note: Our search function is very sensitive. In order to find your loved one’s name, you must enter is exactly as you submitted it. For example, John Smith, John A Smith, John Andrew Smith, or John ‘Smithy’ Smith.

If you need help finding your loved one’s name, or you have any other queries, please email us at [email protected].

Graphic of the new Anstruther lifeboat with magnifying bubble displaying names in the decal, on a light blue background

Seeing your lifeboat

We hope we’ll be able to welcome you to see your lifeboat, either at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole or on station at Anstruther, although we can’t guarantee events at this stage. If you gave us your email address when sharing your loved one’s name, we will let you know about any new events.

Production is already underway, so we’ll keep you updated at every milestone. If you have any questions about the lifeboat, Anstruther Lifeboat Station or Launch a Memory, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

Help us raise £100,000 Anstruther Appeal

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Anstruther station appeal

Anstruther is home to one of the UK’s busiest waterways. Your kindness today can give people the best chance of survival by helping to fund a new, purpose-built lifeboat station that will boost lifesaving for generations to come.

Volunteer crews have been rescuing people off the east coast of Fife since 1865. They have launched well over 1,000 times, and saved more than 250 lives. Today they urgently need a new, purpose-built station with modern facilities for casualties, crew and craft.

By helping to fund this new station, you’ll be standing with the crew and making a lifesaving difference.

An image of an RNLI Shannon lifeboat taken from onboard

Climb aboard a Shannon class lifeboat

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with the newest lifeboat in the RNLI's fleet? Well now's your chance! On this virtual tour, you can explore the engine room, wander around the wheelhouse and even travel to the upper deck to take the wheel, and guide your crew from the lookout.

PS. You will be redirected to a non-RNLI webpage for the tour.

Group shot of three crew members on the slipway at Largs Lifeboat Station

Forever by the sea

Forever by the Sea is an online space for you to share treasured stories and photos of your loved one with family and friends. If you want to, you can also use it to help raise funds for the RNLI in their memory.

Light virtual candles to commemorate meaningful dates, organise events or share thoughts, photos and even videos of your loved ones. For more information, please visit our page.