This is the Homepage of Rhyl Lifeboat station in North Wales, one 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”.
We are currently rebuilding the AWB and tractors pages to suit the new boat and launch equipment associated with the Shannon. Please be patient and revisit us regularly! Thanks.
4/12/2019 Our new Shannon-Class lifeboat ‘Anthony Kenneth Heard’ and her crew have now been officially passed out by the RNLI assessors, and from 2pm the Shannon became the Rhyl station boat.
To see a video of the arrival click on this link
Remember – if you think you see someone in trouble at sea, dial 999 and ask for “COASTGUARD”
RHYL LIFEBOAT Events calendar
Please click HERE to go to our new dedicated events page, which will give information of upcoming events and how to interact with us.
Schools/Organised parties are welcome to visit the boathouse when booked in advance. Click here for details
Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:
Tuesday 28th January 6.30pm
Sunday 2nd February 10.00am
Tuesday 11th February 6.30pm
Tuesday 18th February Time TBA
Sunday 27th February 10.00am.
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.
If you wish to donate to the RNLI through Rhyl station, please go to our donate page.
Please don’t forget to restrict the donation to Rhyl station. Thank you.
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 the coxswain or helm (for the ILB) picks the best team for the job from the available crew. The shore crew ready boats and tractors whilst the boat crew are kitting up. Communication is maintained with the Coastguard to get as much information as possible before the boats leave the boathouse to 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 … (2014-2018)
- Paged 108 times
- 31 People saved/assisted
- Time at sea on service 159 hours
- Paged 214 times
- 53 people saved/assisted
- Time at sea on service 182 hours