Our lifeboats

Welcome to the Penlee Lifeboat Station Website


Penlee Lifeboat Station is located in Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall. We have a very rich heritage as we are descendent from the first Lifeboat Station in Cornwall (Penzance Branch) and the thirteenth Lifeboat station in the UK. Our volunteer crew number approx. 25 with another 10 volunteer shore crew and our volunteer branch and fundraisers total in excess of 35.

We have 2 lifeboats at Penlee, an All Weather Severn Class, 'The Ivan Ellen', stationed in 2003 and an Inshore B-Class Atlantic 85, 'The Mollie and Ivor Dent', stationed in 2016.

We have limited space in our existing building and are currently appealing to raise funds to rebuild it with much more space for the circa 60 volunteers who would like to use it.

We do welcome visitors to our station, but please contact us if you are coming as part of a group to ensure we can accommodate you around our operational requirements. Individual visitors are most welcome to 'Drop in' and have a cup of tea!

If you're going near the water please check out the RNLI's advice


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