D-778, Norman Harvey, replaced D-649 Dorothy Beatrice May Gorman in March. She was funded by a generous bequest from Mrs Joan Harvey, a long standing member of the Seaview, Brading & St Helens Branch. D-649 was withdrawn to the Relief Fleet. Norman Harvey was formally named by Joan Harvey on 18 July.
In 2015, the crew were involved in 39 services (shouts) (30 ALB & 9 ILB) and rescued or assisted 86 people. There were cancelled launches on 22nd April & 25th July. Additionally, the ALB provided a presence at the America's Cup World Series event in Portsmouth on 24th, 25th & 26th July, at the Bembridge Village Regatta on 1st August & the Sandown Bay Regatta on 9th August. The ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Sunday evening 2nd August when c500 people "walked to the fort" & on Monday evening 3rd August when c2,000 people "walked".