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Welcome to the official Boulmer Lifeboat website

We run purely on donations , receiving no government funding.

On the 28th June 2016 we were pleased to announce the naming of the new boat as – Boulmer Haven – The naming was done by Ex-Chairman Guy MacMullen along with his wife the Baroness Quin.


Supported by R.A.F Boulmer during 2014/2015


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Founded on the 19th August 1825
Not affiliated with the rnli since 1967

*please note this site is still under construction in certain areas*


A brief history.
Situated in the beautiful Northumberland coastal village of
Boulmer . The village has a long record of heroic rescues at sea, since the village was first furnished with one of the first lifeboats by the Duke of Northumberland back in 1825. Making it one of the earliest stations in the country and with a standing number of rescues totalling well over 230 lives rescued

However in 1967 the RNLI decided to withdraw the service, and other smaller stations at Holy Island and Caister in Norfolk, sparking the community to buy its own private rescue boat and continue the tradition of saving lives at sea.

Now, more than three decades on, the fishing village has once again a lifeboat.

At present the lifeboat facility operates during daylight hours, weekends and bank holidays only, this is due to small crew numbers and a lack of vessel traffic warranting a full time lifeboat during the week off Boulmer.

Many bravery awards have been presented to us over the years, the most recent being the award of a silver plate by the Department of Transport and Industry to the Boulmer Lifeboat crew for their part in a dramatic rescue involving the vessel Nordboen and helicopters from the RAF Search and Rescue Flight stationed at Boulmer.

If you would like to know more please view the ‘history’ page of this website .

Thank you .