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 stranded person on the rocks

At 2100 on Saturday 5th May, 2018, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from a person stranded on rocks off the west coast of Guernsey at “Grande Rocque”.

The Spirit of Guernsey launched at 2153 and recovered the casualty at 2245, the Lifeboat then returned to St Peter Port arriving at 2325 transferring the casualty back onto dry land in the harbour.

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Awards at AGM

At this year’s AGM, 2nd Coxswain Jason Norman was presented with his Long Service medal for over 22 years service. Pictured is Chairman Jim Le Pelley (left) with Jason Norman.

Pictures by Tony Rive