In 2019, Salcombe will have had a Lifeboat station for 150 years. The current Station is operated by a team of 34 local men and women, 21 sea going, 12 shore- based and 1 Lifeboat Medical Adviser. We have 2 boats, a 25 knot Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat ‘The Baltic Exchange III’, and a 35 knot B Class Inshore Lifeboat ‘Gladys Hilda Mustoe’. With these boats and our volunteer crew we are able to meet our mission which is to reach any casualty, in all weathers, within 10 miles of the Station within 30 mins of receiving an initial request from the Coastguard.
The RNLI is a registered charity and relies on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income. We receive no Government funding. In Salcombe, we have a team of fundraisers ‘Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraisers’ who throughout the year hold many events in support of our Lifeboats.