The RNLI Dart replacement lifeboat D-838 arrived on 10 July 2019

She will be Named and Blessed at a ceremony on Sunday 4 August. See Events on this website.

D-838 undergoing sea trials on her day of arrival.
Photo: Stuart Millard / RNLI Dart lifeboat crew.
D-838 undergoing sea trials on her day of arrival.

D-838 was built, as are all the RNLI's inshore lifeboats, at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Since her arrival she has already been tasked to two medical evacuations (Medevacs) The second of these, which took place just after 2am on 26 July, was so serious that it may well be classified, after review by the RNLI as "a life saved"

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

Contacting the Station

The station is unmanned. Find contact details for each member of the RNLI Dart team here.

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Visitor Centre address

RNLI Visitor Centre
9 South Embankment (Ground Floor)
Devon TQ6 9BH

Visitor Centre phone number

01803 832423

Visitor Centre opening hours

The shop is open from 26 April 2021 from 11am to 1pm. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 11am to 3pm on Wednesdays. It is hoped to extend these times again shortly.

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