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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M/V “Chianti” – Broken Down Motor Vessel Prompts the Launch of St Peter Port Lifeboat

At 1500 on Saturday 4th August 2018, St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched to attend to Jersey registered M/V “Chianti”, a 22ft motor boat which had suffered engine failure approximately 3 nautical miles south of Herm. The vessel had been on passage from Guernsey to Sark with 4 persons on board.

St Peter Port Lifeboat arrived on scene at approximately 1520 and attached a tow line to the stricken vessel. None of the 4 crew members were injured and the vessel was towed safely back to St Peter Port harbour arriving alongside shortly before 1545.