Established 1851


The RNLI allows it's various classes of lifeboat a working life of around 20-25 years, so designers and engineers are frequently looking at ways to improve and develop a new class of boat.
Newbiggin's latest lifeboat came into service here on 19th September 2012. It is a B Class Atlantic 85 named 'Richard Wake Burdon' and more details can be found on the Lifeboat page.
If you click on the headings above you will see a variety of pages which we hope will be informative and interesting.

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Call To Action - during the current restrictions due to the current virus issues why don't you support the RNLI with the Call To Action initiative by following the attached links. To our main RNLI donation page on the website:

To the RNLI’s online shop:  This link will remind supporters that while we have had to close our station shops, the online shop is an alternative way to support the RNLI.