This is the Homepage of Rhyl Lifeboat station in North Wales, 1 of over 250 R.N.L.I. stations which cover the complete coastline of the British Isles and Ireland, including inland waters.
Throughout this website, The all-weather lifeboat will be called “AWB” and the inshore lifeboat “ILB”.

Fantastic news from the RNLI regarding the future of Rhyl station!

Rhyl RNLI station allocated new Shannon-class All-weather lifeboat!

Our station Operations manager has now also had official confirmation of the decision by post. 12/12/2016. Keep looking on this site, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates!
The station looks forward to an exciting future !

Remember – if you think you see someone in trouble at sea, dial 999 and ask for “COASTGUARD”

Schools/Organised parties are welcome to visit the boathouse when booked in advance.Click here for details


Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:

Sunday 9th April launching at 10.45 am. (We will be proceeding out of the harbour at 11am together with our flank stations and local fishing boats as a joint exercise. During the exercise we will be scattering Former second Coxswain Gerald Hughes’ ashes at sea off the boathouse).
Tuesday 25th April 6.30pm Normal exercise

Next Inshore boat (ILB) exercise:

Normally (depending on weather conditions) the ILB will exercise Sunday mornings about 10am to 12 noon, and also with the AWB on exercise.

Tuesday 18th April  Assessments (afternoon)

RHYL LIFEBOAT Events calendar

Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. Working with National Theatre of Wales on beach.
Monday 29th May. ‘Lifeboat festival’ at the Events arena.
Monday 29th May. Duckboat race at Dyserth waterfalls
ednesday 21 June  – Lon Las loonies start their Wales cycle run from the boathouse departing 7am.
Sunday 15th July. Beatles festival on the high street. RNLI involvement not known yet.
Sunday 30th July Open day at boathouse 10am to 4pm.
Sunday 13th August – Rhyl RNLI harbour raft race and fun day.
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August RHYL AIR SHOW. One of only 9 allowed this year.


If you wish to donate to the RNLI through Rhyl station, please go to our donate page

Did you know? The lifeboat is crewed by volunteers.

When a call comes in, crew members may be at work, or at home. The coastguard pages the crew and they jump into action, attending the lifeboat station as quickly as they can do safely. Once at the station a flurry of activity occurs: the best team for the job from the available crew is picked arrangements are made to ready the boats and tractors whilst the crew are kitting up communication is maintained with the Coastguard to get as much information as possible the boats leave the boathouse as preparations for launching continue along the beach LAUNCH !

We’re always ready to respond!

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

  • In the last 5 years … (2012-2016) 

              All-weather Lifeboat
• Paged 126 times,
• 30 times during the night
• Time at sea on service 184 hours

  • Inshore Lifeboat
  •  Paged 275 times
  • 36 times during the night
  • Time at sea on service 161 hours

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