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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St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to Assist Sailing Vessel “ADDIKO”

At 15:17 on Saturday 15th June 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from Jersey Coastguard who had been contacted by the sailing vessel “Addiko” asking for assistance.

The vessel with 2 persons onboard, had suffered engine failure and was becalmed 13 nautical miles south west of St Martins point on the south coast of Guernsey and was unable to proceed to St Peter Port.  

An all ships call was put out to any vessel in the area that could assist “Addiko” however there was no response and therefore the St Peter Port Lifeboat the “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched at 15:56 and proceeded to the scene.  Once “Addiko” was located, a tow was established and the vessel was towed safely back to St Peter Port, arriving shortly after 18:40. 

The Lifeboat was back on station at 18:53

Pic by Tony Rive 15-06-19 Two Guernsey Harbour’s Marina Attendant’s attend to the UK Yacht Addiko whith the Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey had just towed into St Peter Port Harbour from approximately 13 miles south of St Martin’s Point.
Spirit of Guernsey passing St Martin’s Point with yacht Addiko in Tow 15-06-19 Pic by Tony Rive