Step inside our new lifeboat factory – for real!

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Explore our new All-weather Lifeboat Centre
Time to celebrate our new lifeboat centre
This year marks the start of a new era in lifesaving at sea that wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support.

Our All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole officially opens later this month, bringing the design, production and maintenance of our all-weather lifeboat fleet in-house and under one roof for the first time in our history.

This world class centre of engineering excellence will ensure a supply of lifeboats for future generations of lifesavers and save £3M a year once fully operational.

And building a faster 25-knot all-weather lifeboat fleet is critical to our aim of halving coastal drownings in the UK and Republic of Ireland by 2024.

Step inside …
Let David Brook, RNLI Engineering Director, show you around in our video.

Or join a rare tour of this impressive lifeboat factory at our Open Weekend on 22–23 August.

Come visit!
Experience the power of the water
Learn about the dangers of the coast and water
Read why Jo Wardle from Sunderland Respects the Water
Get together with family and friends this October for an RNLI Fish Supper
Cromer Crab Cakes
Crew Member Charlie Hodson often leaves home at a moment’s notice to save lives at sea. So he’s all for RNLI Fish Supper, which is about bringing people together in aid of our crews.
Try Charlie’s recipe
Watch the dramatic rescue of a man who slipped from cliffs on Hilbre Island
How many people does it take to save a life?
Behind every RNLI rescue, there is a cast of thousands. When a man was
seriously injured after falling from cliffs, the team effort that ensued
was absolutely crucial to his survival.
Read and watch
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