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.

Following a six-month training and familiarisation period, July 2019 saw the introduction of a ‘B’ Class Atlantic 85 Inshore Rescue lifeboat – the Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan (B-889) on a two-year trial for evaluation.


Picture by Brian Green

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Lifeboat Tasked to Sark for Medical Emergency

At 1500 on Sunday 19th January 2020, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the Sark Doctor requesting an emergency patient transfer from Sark to Guernsey.

St Peter Port Lifeboat launched on service at 1520 with 2 paramedics onboard and arrived at La Maseline Harbour at approximately 1545 where the patient was transferred onboard. The Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port at 1611 whereupon the casualty was safely transferred to an ambulance.

Pic by Tony Rive 19-01-2020 Crew from St Peter Port Lifeboat start to get mooring ropes and fenders ready aboard their relief All Weather Lifeboat Fraser Flyer as they speed towards St Peter Port harbour on a Medivac from Sark for Guernsey’s St John Ambulance.