Irish Lifeboats

The definitive guide to the Irish lifeboat service

Boarding Boats

As the name suggests, Boarding Boats are generally used to access the All-Weather lifeboat moored off-shore. 


In many locations they also proved invaluable being used for searching, helping moor large boats that have been towed in by the the All-Weather lifeboat, taking persons out of the water, allowing fast access to shallow or close-inshore waters near the stations.  

Number
 Type
 Station
BB-901
Malahide
Portrush
BB-061
Sillinger
Red Bay
BB-241
Longliner
Donaghadee
BB-903
Malahide
Dun Laoghaire
BB-343
EA-16
Rosslare Harbour (Ex D Class ILB D-343)
BB-905
Malahide
Ballycotton
BB-570
EA-16
Ballycotton (Ex D Class ILB D-570)
BB-059
EA-16
Courtmacsherry Harbour
BB-457
EA-16
Valentia (Ex D Class ILB D-457)
BB-035
EA-16
Clifden
BB-906
Malahide
Clifden
BB-513
EA-16
Achill Island (Ex D Class ILB D-513)
BB-057
Sillinger
Ballyglass
BB-015
Sillinger
Arranmore
BB-529
EA-16
Arranmore (Ex D Class ILB D-529)
BB-064
Sillinger 
Lough Swilly
BB-243
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Lough Swilly