Cowes Lifeboat Station



 Welcome to the website of

Cowes Lifeboat Station.

Cowes Lifeboat towing in a damaged yacht in Cowes Week earlier this year.

We are the charity that saves lives at sea. This site is our way of thanking, informing and updating all of our supporters, whose generosity makes our work possible.


Cowes Lifeboat is one of the dedicated Search and Rescue (SAR) resources for The Solent, that covers the area between Yarmouth and Ryde; these are approximate bounds, dependent on tidal conditions and other SAR resources, Cowes Lifeboat has been deployed outside these bounds but its work is largely carried out well within them.

Sheena slip1

If you would like to see Sheena Louise launch, she can usually be seen travelling down the slip way on an exercise every Thursday at around 1930. Other exercises are published on the news scroll on the right hand side of the homepage.

VOLUNTEERING: If you are interested in volunteering at Cowes Lifeboat, please visit the volunteering page!


Respect the Water is the RNLI’s safety and education campaign to reduce loss of life at sea and in inland waterways.

To find out what we’re doing here at Cowes, click here!



For more photos of Cowes Lifeboat, please visit WightSeen by clicking here!

You can track Cowes Lifeboat by clicking here