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Bembridge Lifeboat is a "Discover" RNLI station

located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,

adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge

So far in 2019, the crew have been involved in 11 services (shouts) (8 ALB & 3 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 17 people.  There was a cancelled launch on 31st March.

The most recent ALB shout was on 4th May 2019.  The most recent ILB shout was on 3rd May 2019.  Click here for details of "shouts">>

Excellence in Volunteering Awards

Robin Ebsworth (Chairman of the IoW Lifeboat Board) presenting John & Lesley Gulliver with their "Excellence in Volunteering" Awards at the Bembridge RNLI Guild AGM on Wednesday 15th May

Defibrillator (AED) formally adopted (17th April 2019)

With thanks to the Co-operative Funeral Care, Lane End Beach Huts Ltd, The Wight Strollers and 5 Star Pest Control


Guy showing off the Jack Lowe 2019 Calender

Some of the crew in their new 'crew kit' (18th October 2018)

In 2018, the crew were involved in 38 services (shouts) (31 ALB & 7 ILB) and rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 74 people.   There was a cancelled launch (both boats) on 30th May; also on 4th June (ILB), 14th July (ALB), 15th August (ALB),  18th September. (ALB) and 18th October.  She launched for training with an RN Merlin Mk2 helicopter from HMS Queen Elizabeth on 16th August.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2017, the crew were involved in 52 services (shouts) (36 ALB & 16 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 97 people, 3 dogs, an inflatable swan, 2 inflatable dinghies and a plastic traffic bollard!  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2016, the crew were involved in 45 services (shouts) (33 ALB & 12 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 77 people. See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2015, the crew were involved in 39 services (shouts) (30 ALB & 9 ILB) and rescued or assisted 86 people.   See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2014 there were 33 shouts (29 ALB & 4 ILB) with 62 people being rescued or assisted.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2013 there were 34 shouts (24 ALB & 10 ILB) with 67 people being rescued or assisted.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

Although changes may be necessary at short notice for operational reasons, the next planned ALB launches are currently due to be on:

Tuesday 21st May at 19:00

Tuesday 28th May at 19:00 (Yellow Welly Week)

 Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times (May 2019)

Yellow Welly Week 2019

Inshore Lifeboat Centre Open Day

Seaview, St Helens & Brading Haven Branch Coffee Morning

Cowes 2019 Get Together - Saturday 19th January 


Isle of Wight Swimsafe 2018 awarded top 'site'

Verena's Mural


Fort Walk 2018 (Monday 13th August)


2018 Open Day (Saturday 11th August)


for more pictures of the afloat demonstration, click on:

Annual Crew/Guild BBQ (27th July) - thanks to John & Anne Margetson



Steve's Last Shout (30th June)


Yellow Welly Week 2018 Photos (by Ken Orchard)

Bembridge features in the RNLI video clip at:




 Ryde Junior School Donation

A big big thank you to the children of Ryde Junior School who have recently managed to raise over £4,000 for the RNLI.  The cheque was presented to the crew during the Regatta held at SVYC on 26th April 2018

Stormforce Morning (Saturday 23rd September 2017) & Isle of Wight Day


    HMS Queen Elizabeth - Portsmouth 16th August 2017

(photo kindly by Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue)

British America's Cup Sailors meeting the Island's Next Generation

(Sunday 23rd July - Sea View Yacht Club)


                                                           photos by Harriet Hadfield

7th July 2017 Shout!


Photos by kind permission of Darren Toogood, The Island Echo.

150 years of Lifesaving at Bembridge (10th June 2017)

During the Service of Thanksgiving

A fantastic day yesterday (Saturday 10th June).  I am sure that there will be lots of better photos, particularly of the Ceremony, however I have uploaded the ones that I took to a web album - the link to view is:

History of Bembridge Lifeboat (June 2016)

Exciting news, Martin Woodward's fascinating and detailed "History of Bembridge Lifeboat" is available in the Bembridge RNLI shop so do come and buy a copy.  A small number of signed copies are available in the Shop.

 RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) launching on Saturday 30th April 2016

photo by John Hendy

 Amazing Photos of the Lifeboat Station

Have a look at a few of Jamie Currie's amazing photos of the Lifeboat Station and the surrounding area in the Image Gallery.  For a larger selection click here.

Jamie has generously agreed to make a £5.00 donation to the RNLI for any A4 or A3 photos sold and £2.00 for the 10 x 12 photos.


 "With lifeboats, lifeguards and safety education the RNLI provides a ring of safety around the UK & ROI"

"With courage, nothing is impossible"

- Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI 1824