The all weather lifeboat at Shoreham was launched to a report of a boat, which was in trouble.
The 30ft yacht Sailorhorlic was found two and half miles south of Shoreham Harbour with an overheated engine.
The vessel had three people on board. The Shoreham lifeboat crew set up a tow line and took it under tow into Shoreham Harbour. The lifeboat then returned it to station.