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

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

Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?