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”.

Our RNLI Shop in Rhyl is currently closed but you can still shop safely online. In these difficult times, your support means more than ever.
Shop now at and use code RHYL for free delivery. Please see for the terms of this promotion.

We are currently rebuilding the AWB page to suit the new boat.  The launch and recovery equipment page, crew and officials pages have been revised. 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

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the UK, our operations management team have been instructed to suspend all public visits to the station and community engagement events, and all exercises, for the interests of the health and safety of the public and our volunteers. We will be happy to rearrange all station visits currently booked, to a later date.
Our station shop will also be closed until further notice.
We would like to reassure our supporters and the local community that Rhyl’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats will remain fully operational, and our volunteers will remain on call ready to save lives at sea and along the coast.

Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:

See the text above in red.

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) 

  All-weather Lifeboat

  • Paged 108 times
  • 31 People saved/assisted
  • Time at sea on service 159 hours

Inshore Lifeboat

  • Paged 214 times
  • 53 people saved/assisted
  • Time at sea on service 182 hours

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