Please Note that the meet “Afloat for the Lifeboat ” 31st May 2014, is now cancelled.
The new boathouse has a hoist which is powered by a very sophisticated electronic hydraulic system and will accommodate the new Lifeboat bow or stern first. The entire cradle can lift and tilt to allow for drainage and easier access for maintenance.
The design of the new boathouse is the first of its kind in the country and construction of a similar boathouse for Brighton’s lifeboat will be underway shortly. The boathouses’ arrival is partly due to fundraising efforts of the local (and wider) communities.