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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Renewal and upgrading of Navigational equipment

The work on renewal and upgrading of Navigational equipment on board the St Peter Port Lifeboat ” Spirit of Guernsey” and associated familiarisation and training has now been satisfactorily completed.

This morning, “Spirit of Guernsey” was hauled up at the Marine and General shipyard, St. Sampsons at 7 am for its six monthly “Wash,  Brush up and inspection”.  Among other minor planned jobs will include an oil change, a full high pressure water wash  of the hull and  a coat of antifouling paint.  “Spirit of Guernsey” will return to the water  on tomorrow morning’s high tide.

In the meantime, the relief lifeboat “Volunteer Spirit” will remain on station.  On satisfactory return to service of the “Spirit of Guernsey”,  “Volunteer Spirit” will return to the UK.

Peter Gill
Lifeboat Operations Manager

photo by Carl Bisson

photo by Carl Bisson

Pride of Guernsey Award

The crew of the St Peter Port lifeboat were awarded the Pride of Guernsey award for “Emergency Hero of the Year”, sponsored by Rossborough at a presentation including Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Ian Corder, his wife Lady Corder and Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon. … Continue reading