If you would like to watch the RNLI's Yarmouth lifeboat in action there are plenty of opportunities to do so - all year round the crew takes the lifeboat out on weekly exercise at approximately 6:20pm most Thursday evenings.
Whilst, during the Summer months, the Yarmouth lifeboat is frequently open to the Public for guided tours, plus there are several demonstrations in the Solent off Yarmouth - for further details please refer to our News & Events page.
Key facts about the RNLI:
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 140 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK.
The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.
Here are the RNLI's national statistics in 2016 alone......
8851 LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES
8643 PEOPLE RESCUED
431 LIVES SAVED
458 LAUNCHES WHERE FIRST AID WAS REQUIRED
Yarmouth's all-weather lifeboat, Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer), was launched 42 times in 2016, rescuing 91 people and saving 3 lives.