Our lifeboats and lifeboat stations

RNLI lifeboat crews protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland through our 24-hour search and rescue service. To do so, they rely on the safest, most reliable lifeboats and modern stations to launch from.
A group shot of Anstruther lifeboat volunteers with their supporting families and community

Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard

About our lifeboats
Our lifeboat fleet
With an active fleet of 431 lifeboats, we can reach people in all kinds of situations.
About our lifeboats
See how we do it
Building our lifeboats
Our lifeboats are built, repaired and maintained to the highest standards.
See how we do it
About our stations
Our lifeboat stations
Our 238 lifeboat stations protect and launch our lifeboats and house our crews.
About our stations
Check our latest launches
Latest lifeboat launches
With an average of 24 callouts a day, there's most likely a lifeboat out right now.
Check our latest launches
Find out how
Lifeboat crew training
RNLI training turns willing volunteer lifeboat crew into competent RNLI lifesavers.
Find out how
What it takes
What it takes to launch a lifeboat
Find out what it takes every time the RNLI has to launch a lifeboat
What it takes