The old lifeboat station was demolished in January 2009 and work started immediately to build a modern lifeboat station to house the RNLl's new Tamar-class lifeboat and its inshore lifeboat along with two new slipways.
The boathouse opened in October 2010 following a three-year community appeal to raise £1million towards the build. The station's £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 fund-raising.
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.
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