can see Shoreham's RNLI lifeboat station and its state of the art
Tamar all weather lifeboat. The new boathouse on Kingston Beach
consists of a larger boat hall, crew training room, proper drying
facilities for wet crew kit, changing facilities and a viewing platform
for the public.
The old lifeboat
station was demolished in January 2009 and work started immediately
to build a new modern lifeboat station to house the RNLl's new Tamar-class
lifeboat and its inshore lifeboat along with two new slipways.
The new boathouse opened in October 2010 following a three-year
community appeal to raise £1million towards the new build.
The station's new £2.7million Tamar lifeboat, named the Enid
Collett, after the late donor whose generous legacy funded the boat,
arrived in Shoreham on December 10. She had her first operational
shout two days later.
The RNLI is
the charity that saves lives at sea. All the lifeboat crew and shore
helpers, apart from the full-time mechanic, at Shoreham are voluntary
and are on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. It receives no
government funding and relies on voluntary donations, legacies and
With more and more people enjoying the beach and sea we've never
been busier. Now we have the first Tamar-class lifeboat at a lifeboat
station in the RNLI’s south east region to provide that essential
service of saving lives at sea.