Welcome to Caister Lifeboat
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From Easter to October Both our sheds open every Wednesday and Sunday between 10 am and 3 pm. They are also open on Bank Holidays.
Our new Inshore Lifeboat is on station and responding to calls for assistance.
See our boats section for more details of our new Inshore boat, was named the Fred Dyble by HRH Princess Anne.
See our other photo's from the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames on the special site
Three Crew Members were presented with their Royal Humane Society Medals by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk The Assisting Medic received a Certificate from the CVLS.
Picture by Director Mike Randall
All your donations and good wishes of support are most appreciated and because we are all volunteers all financial help goes to ensuring the lifeboats are fully operational and the crew are trained, available and ready to respond.
Without your help we could not continue to be ready to support those in distress and to save lives. This is why a very grateful and special "Thank you" message is sent to all our sponsors and Supporters
We do our very best to acknowledge and respond to all donations and enquiries so please remember to always send us your details, or the address of the Organisation you represent.
If you haven't heard from us within 28 days please give us a call. We will NEVER intentionally ignore any communication but sometimes, even with our best endevours, things can go astray.
Where it all began.
Our history dates back to the Caister Beach Company in 1794 and the volunteers of the Caister Lifeboat Service can claim with pride that they are an important part of the history of Caister On Sea and the proud heritage of Norfolk.
Since 1969 the Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service has been operated independently from the RNLI, as a Registered Charity, and today Volunteers crew both an offshore and inshore lifeboat.
At 38 knots the Offshore Lifeboat, 'Bernard Matthews II', named after the very famous Norfolk turkey farmer, is a Dutch valentijn class vessel. It is the fastest all weather lifeboat in the British Isles. Along with the inshore vessel, the fred Dyble they both provide an essential part of the lifeboat service on this deceivingly treacherous coast.
We welcome you to our Visitor Centre which explains in pictures and words the story of the Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service from way back in the days of the Famous Norfolk Coast Beach Companys. Look down into our first motorised Lifeboat ,the Shirley Jean Ayde and read of the exploits of crews past and present
If you have a story or any information about the Caister Life boats that you want to share please contact us
The crew assembled for their annual photograph
For details of all our boats and the rescues that tell the history of the station please click on the archive icon at the end of the history page