Appledore lifeboat station is home to two lifeboats - an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat (ILB) and the very latest Tamar class all-weather lifeboat (ALB). We also have a third boat - a "boarding boat" - to access the moored Tamar. She too has been involved in her fair share of rescues.

   We hope that this web site will be of interest to you. If you have news, views or photographs relating in any way to Appledore RNLI then please use the email address at the bottom of the page - we would love to hear from you.

   Appledore Lifeboat station and its boats were paid for in the main  from Voluntary contributions by individuals and groups. Though the crews are fully trained by the RNLI to a very high standard, they are volunteers and do not charge for their time.


   The RNLI's aim is to save lives - but we need your help too. You can make a donation. You can arrange an event in aid of your lifeboat or you could consider becoming a crew member if you live close to the station.