Collection: RNLI Lifeboat

An RNLI lifeboat is a specialized rescue vessel operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. These lifeboats are designed for the purpose of saving lives at sea, and they come in various classes and types to suit different rescue scenarios. The RNLI's fleet includes inshore lifeboats for nearshore rescues, all-weather lifeboats for offshore and long-range missions, and other specialized vessels for specific situations. These lifeboats are manned by dedicated volunteer crews and, in some cases, paid RNLI staff, who undergo rigorous training to perform challenging and often life-saving missions in rough waters and adverse conditions. The RNLI lifeboats play a critical role in maritime search and rescue, ensuring the safety of mariners and coastal communities.