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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Routine six monthly hull inspection

The St. Peter Port station lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” is scheduled for a routine six monthly hull inspection and routine maintenance. She will come out of service at the Marine and General shipyard, St Sampson on Monday morning’s high tide and will be attended by RNLI staff.
A Severn class lifeboat 17-34, the “Osier” from the relief fleet is en route from Plymouth with a delivery crew from Guernsey on board. She is due into St Peter Port this afternoon. RNLB “Osier” will provide lifeboat cover until the “Spirit of Guernsey” is returned to service.

Photo by Carl Bisson

photos by Carl Bisson

Photo by Tony Rive

photo by Tony Rive

Photo by Tony Rive