Save Lives at Sea, in all Weathers, 365 days 24/7.

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There has been a Lifeboat Station in Torbay since 1866 and we currently have 2 lifeboats, the All Weather Severn (ALB) named Alec and Christina Dykes and the Inshore Lifeboat Class D (ILB) named ‘Leslie and Mary Dawes’, covering a coastal area from Teignmouth to Start Bay.  Our Station is one of the busiest in the country and can anticipate approximately 100 launches in any one year.  Brixham is a busy fishing port with Paignton and Torquay central to a large coastal tourist area. Overall, there are five large marinas within our operational area together with leisure and yacht clubs, all manner of water sports as well as cliffs (climbing, walking – and falls!)

Our volunteer crew are all employed outside the RNLI doing their day jobs but are avail- able when required.  All are trained by RNLI to a very high standard. Training takes place weekly in Brixham and is structured and rigorous. In addition, the crew attend the RNLI College in Poole annually for a week of intense training in all areas of seamanship.




The RNLI saves lives at sea.


To end preventable loss of life at sea.


Our work is based on and driven the following values:

Selfless: Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI, and to be inclusive and respectful of others.
Prepared: To share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: Responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us by our supporters, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality.
Courageous: Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.
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