The Lifeboat Enthusiasts bring together all those with a keen interest in Lifeboats and the Lifeboat Service. We exist to support the RNLI and provide an interchange of information between the RNLI and our members, many of whom serving members of the RNLI and other international SAR organsitions, on the many different aspects of Lifeboats, past, present and future.
Founded in 1964, we have a thriving membership which includes serving or ex RNLI management/crew/station supporters/staff, fundraisers and everyone who has an interest in the history of the RNLI, modern developments, memorabilia collecting, lifeboat modelling, owning and running historic former lifeboats.
Our committee members are;
Peter Woolhouse – Chair
Callum Ives – Hon Secretary
Nick Leach – Lifeboats Past & Present Magazine Editor
Tony Denton – Publications Officer
Ian Bell – Treasurer (from January 2023)
Richie Leonard – Archivist
Adrian Clutterbuck – Model Advisor
David Wilkinson – Events Co-ordinator
Hayley Whiting – RNLI Heritage Liaison
New members are always welcome and membership benefits include an annual subscrption to 3 editions of our Lifeboats Past and Present magazine and of course our excellent Lifeboat Handbook. Please see our Join Us section for joining details.