Welcome to the official web site for the St Peter Port lifeboat. The Guernsey lifeboat station is one of only four in the Channel Islands. Operating for over 200 years, the crews of the Guernsey lifeboats have been honoured with several awards for gallantry.

Spirit of Guernsey at speed - photo by Tony Rive

The Station has seen a variety of lifeboats over the years and the current lifeboat is the Severn class ‘Spirit of Guernsey’. The Island has always been proud to support the Lifeboat Station and crews; in 1973 a special appeal raised a considerable sum towards the cost of the Arun Class “Sir William Arnold”.

Twenty years later an appeal was launched to raise £1 million to support the building of “Spirit of Guernsey”. Thanks to the generosity of friends in Guernsey, Sark, Herm and further afield, the target was achieved within one year. The RNLI relies entirely on voluntary donations.


Picture by Brian Green

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“Spirit of Guernsey” responds to a 40` catamaran in difficulties, six miles south west of Guernsey

Several calls were made to Guernsey Coastguard from the catamaran “Vaares” that she was low on fuel, had steering problems and required assistance. Despite Guernsey Coastguards best efforts, the yacht was making very little progress and was in difficulties. As no other vessel was able to go to “Vaares” assistance, a decision was made to dispatch the “Spirit of Guernsey” to tow the vessel to St Peter Port

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2354 “Spirit of Guernsey” Pierheads outbound to the casualty.
0035 “Spirit of Guernsey” on scene in the reported location, starting to establish a tow with “Vaares”
0040 Tow established, both vessels returning to St Peter Port
0233 “Spirit of Guernsey” arrives back in St Peter Port with the “Vaares” tow.

Nice night for a tow from south west of the Hanois, photo by Carl Bisson

Nice night for a tow from south west of the Hanois, photo by Carl Bisson

Friends of the St Peter Port Lifeboat

The RNLI, including the Guernsey Branch, relies entirely on voluntary contributions and here’s how you can offer your support. We are launching a new fundraising scheme which is easy for you to join and which will give us a
regular source of income.100clubpicture

The new “100 Club” supports the St Peter Port lifeboat and enters you for a monthly lottery draw where you can win some great cash prizes.

Please click on the following links for the application form and the rules.

100 Club Leaflet

100 Club Lottery Rules

Thank you for your support.