History of Poole Lifeboat Station

The RNLI first established a lifeboat station at Poole in 1865 and lifeboats at Poole have been launching into one of the largest natural harbours in the world for 150 years, providing a lifesaving service for Poole Harbour and surrounding waters.

Today, the station has both an inshore lifeboat, launched from a floating boathouse, and an all-weather lifeboat. The crews have been presented with 22 awards for gallantry.