RNLI West Wight
Isle of Wight lifeboats in West Wight
RNLI West Wight, Isle of Wight lifeboats West Wight, is based in Yarmouth and covers the western Solent with the largest class of lifeboat, a Severn.
Key dates for Yarmouth lifeboat:
1924 lifeboat station established with a motor lifeboat kept moored in the harbour.
1936 first lifeboat with a diesel engine
1963 first lifeboat to be fitted with radar, the Earl and Countess Howe
1964 inshore lifeboat D class added
1977 replacement Arun class lifeboat, Joy and John Wade
1994 Customs House refurbished to provide crew facilities and a souvenir shop
2000 new berth
2001 Severn class lifeboat, Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)
Wanderer is a self-righting all-weather boat with a range of 250 nautical miles and a speed of 25 knots. It weighs 41 tonnes and carries a crew of six. All-weather lifeboats are fitted with the latest in navigation, location and communication equipment including electronic chart plotter, VHF radio with direction finder, radar and global positioning systems (GPS). The Severn class lifeboat carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane. This enables rescues close to shore.
10:00 – 16:00 daily
Isle of Wight
Way Out West, the West Wight Community Partnership, supports Community Action Isle of Wight, CycleWight, Isle of Wight Ramblers, Friends of Dimbola, Seahorses, Quay Arts, West Wight Arts Association, West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Wight Challenge, and the West Wight lifeboats in Yarmouth and Freshwater.