The lifeboat covers the Menai Straits area between Anglesey and the North Wales mainland, and is one of the busiest in Wales. Celebrating over 100 years as a lifeboat station, the crew have been honoured with 12 awards.
Beaumaris Lifeboat is one of seven Lifeboats originally provided by the viewers of the Blue Peter Television Programme. The latest Lifeboat at the station is the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, the most advanced inshore lifeboat ever produced by the RNLI which can reach speeds of up to 35 knots and features state-of-the-art technology to enhance its lifesaving capabilities.
50 Years of Inshore Lifeboats
It will be 50 years in May 2017 since the crew of Beaumaris All weather lifeboat had to learn additional boating skills with the arrival of the first Blue Peter 2 lifeboat at Beaumaris. This was a D class inflatable and since then the station has operated four Blue Peter 2 lifeboats increasing in size from the original D class via the Atlantic 21 to an Atlantic 75.
The current Atlantic 85 lifeboat which came to the station in late 2009 is named Annette Mary Liddington this being requested due to the major contributor towards the donation to this lifeboat.
The Beaumaris Lifeboat Guild and Beaumaris Volunteer Lifeboat Crew intend to hold an event to commemorate the arrival of the original D class boat, further details to be advised in due course.
Published 10 Jul 2016