• New Brighton lifeboat station with Lifeboat & Hovercraft on display for our Open Day 2014
  • Some of our crew and management with Mayor of Wirral
  • Atlantic 85 B-870 John & Louisa Fisher on loan while our B-837 Charles Dibdin is refitted
  • Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit
  • Hovercraft returning to New Brighton beach after night shout
  • Some of our Hovercraft crew
  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin in action
  • The power of the sea - maiden voyage of the Black Pearl during storm of December 2013
  • Recovery of fishing boat after night rescue
  • Rescue of yacht in Liverpool Bay
  • Our normal launch slipway during storm of December 2013
  • Some of our gallant crew doing Zumba for RNLI fundraising video
  • Fundraising Liverbeards presenting £200 cheque towards crew equipment
  • During station fundraising car wash with one of our colleagues from HM Coastguard
  • Tractor and trailer waiting to recover our lifeboat after night rescue

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Welcome to the RNLI New Brighton

New Brighton is on the Wirral Peninsula, on the banks of the River Mersey opposite to Liverpool and is one of 3 RNLI stations on Wirral.

The station is one of the four RNLI lifeboat stations that operates an inshore rescue hovercraft alongside the more conventional rapid response lifeboat. The hovercraft is the ideal vehicle for operations on the extensive mud and sand banks of the area while the lifeboat can operate in very difficult sea conditions in deep and shallow water.

The station is manned entirely by volunteers and our normal area of operations cover the Mersey Estuary, Liverpool Bay and the River Mersey beyond Widnes plus the Wirral and Sefton coastlines. We are one of the busiest stations in the north of England.


There has been a lifeboat on the Mersey since the 1820's with the establishment in January 1863 of the RNLI New Brighton Lifeboat Station. The station has a remarkable 150 year history of bravery with 48 awards for gallantry and our volunteer crews have saved many lives over the years.



Support Us

The RNLI is an independent charity, funded by voluntary donations.

We could not save lives at sea without your support.


How you can help 

Future Events

Current Rescue Data

08 April 2015
See full report: Plucky Golden Retriever rescued by New Brighton Lifeboat crew
24 February 2015
See News Release: Lifeboat called out to rescue dog in River Mersey
11 February 2015
12:53 - Person reported to be in water and injured out from Leasowe lighthouse. ILB requested but s...
09 February 2015
10:18 am - HM Coastguard reported the a dog walker was cut off by the tide. Off from New Brighton p...

Requested Call Outs This Year :


Call Outs 2014: 44

Launched - 44

Rescued 41 people

Assembled but stood down before launch - 14

Call Outs in 2013: 68

Launched - 51
Assembled but stood down before launch - 17



Latest News Releases

Date: 08/04/2015 New Brighton's lifeboat Atlantic 85 B-837 'Charles Dibdin' plus RNLI Beach Life...
Call Out Lifeboat 24th Feb 2015 Called out at 14:28 to report of dog in the River Mersey off from ...
Lifeboats News Release Date: 26/01/2015 In the last two days New Brighton lifeboat stations hove...
New Brighton's Atlantic 85 B-870 John & Louisa Fisher lifeboat was launched on the evening of...
5th October 2014 - 3.38am Shout 34ft yacht with 2 on board were caught up on the revetment wall on ...

Todays Weather & Tide

Stay informed

Keep up-to-date with our activities:

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Find out when we are out on a shout:

Desktop Pager & SMS Alerts


Support us

Our Lifeboat Station Shop is Open 12 till 3pm most days from Easter to November


 How you can help

Making a Donation

Join the Crew



Contact RNLI New Brighton

Kings Parade
New Brighton
CH45 2ND

t: 0151 639 8000

Please note that the station is not permanently manned. In case of emergency on sea or coast phone 999 and ask for 'Coastguard' - if we are needed they will alert us.