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Bembridge Lifeboat is a "Discover" RNLI station

located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,

adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge

So far in 2019, the crew have been involved in 43 services (shouts) (25 ALB & 18 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 67 people and one dog. 

The most recent ALB shout was on 19th September 2019.  The most recent ILB shout was also on 14th September 2019.  Click here for details of "shouts">>

Recent Shore Crew Pass Outs

Four launches & four recoveries last Tuesday (1st October) evening! But it was obviously worth it as many congratulations to Mark, Colin, Bob & Rob who were all passed out as Head Launchers and were re-validated as winch operators.

Also our thanks to Mandy King who very kindly funded a box of Mars Bars for the crew (boat & shore) which was presented on Tuesday evening by Dale Lidbury.

President of the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Board retires on 10th September

Click here to read the Press Report

Cake Sale - Sunday 18th August

Cake makers Molly, Alice, Isabel & Annie who are the Granddaughters of Guild member Sally Clegg with all proceeds going to support Bembridge RNLI - thank you girls.

Excellence in Volunteering Awards

Robin Ebsworth (Chairman of the IoW Lifeboat Board) presenting John & Lesley Gulliver with their "Excellence in Volunteering" Awards at the Bembridge RNLI Guild AGM on Wednesday 15th May

Defibrillator (AED) formally adopted (17th April 2019)

With thanks to the Co-operative Funeral Care, Lane End Beach Huts Ltd, The Wight Strollers and 5 Star Pest Control


Guy showing off the Jack Lowe 2019 Calender

In 2018, the crew were involved in 38 services (shouts) (31 ALB & 7 ILB) and rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 74 people.   There was a cancelled launch (both boats) on 30th May; also on 4th June (ILB), 14th July (ALB), 15th August (ALB),  18th September. (ALB) and 18th October.  She launched for training with an RN Merlin Mk2 helicopter from HMS Queen Elizabeth on 16th August.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2017, the crew were involved in 52 services (shouts) (36 ALB & 16 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 97 people, 3 dogs, an inflatable swan, 2 inflatable dinghies and a plastic traffic bollard!  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2016, the crew were involved in 45 services (shouts) (33 ALB & 12 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 77 people. See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2015, the crew were involved in 39 services (shouts) (30 ALB & 9 ILB) and rescued or assisted 86 people.   See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2014 there were 33 shouts (29 ALB & 4 ILB) with 62 people being rescued or assisted.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

In 2013 there were 34 shouts (24 ALB & 10 ILB) with 67 people being rescued or assisted.  See History Timeline & News for more detail.

Although changes may be necessary at short notice for operational reasons, the next planned ALB training launches are currently due to be on:

Tuesday 22nd October & Tuesday 29th October at 19:00

 Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times (July - end Oct 2019)

Coffee Morning

please note it's November NOT October as mentioned in the Parish News

Open Day 2019 - 17th August 




Photos by Ken Orchard

Street Fair & Yellow Welly Week 2019



Cowes 2019 Get Together - Saturday 19th January 


Isle of Wight Swimsafe 2018 awarded top 'site'

Verena's Mural


Steve's Last Shout (30th June 2018)


Stormforce Morning (Saturday 23rd September 2017) & Isle of Wight Day


    HMS Queen Elizabeth - Portsmouth 16th August 2017

(photo kindly by Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue)

British America's Cup Sailors meeting the Island's Next Generation

(Sunday 23rd July - Sea View Yacht Club)


                                                           photos by Harriet Hadfield

7th July 2017 Shout!


Photos by kind permission of Darren Toogood, The Island Echo.

150 years of Lifesaving at Bembridge (10th June 2017)

During the Service of Thanksgiving

A fantastic day yesterday (Saturday 10th June).  I am sure that there will be lots of better photos, particularly of the Ceremony, however I have uploaded the ones that I took to a web album - the link to view is:

History of Bembridge Lifeboat (June 2016)

Exciting news, Martin Woodward's fascinating and detailed "History of Bembridge Lifeboat" is available in the Bembridge RNLI shop so do come and buy a copy.  A small number of signed copies are available in the Shop.

 photo by Steve Cheatham (2019)

photo by John Hendy (2016)


Amazing Photos of the Lifeboat Station

Have a look at a few of Jamie Currie's amazing photos of the Lifeboat Station and the surrounding area in the Image Gallery.  For a larger selection click here.

Jamie has generously agreed to make a £5.00 donation to the RNLI for any A4 or A3 photos sold and £2.00 for the 10 x 12 photos.


 "With lifeboats, lifeguards and safety education the RNLI provides a ring of safety around the UK & ROI"

"With courage, nothing is impossible"

- Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI 1824