We have achieved a Covid Secure site Status and are looking to bring crews down for sea trials on both boats.

The latest updates can be found on our Facebook page 

Next year we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we have launched our recruitment campaign today for crew wanting to join us next year, for more information click on the join us link or visit our Facebook page.

In the next few weeks we will look at launching our fundraising drive for 2021 where we want as many schools and business to get involved with the "Go Orange day" and other activities to help raise money for the unit. If you want to get involved then please email fundraising@solent-rescue.org.uk



Solent Rescue 1

Artic 24

(The Pride Of Sidmouth)

Solent Rescue 2



Solent Rescue Mobile

(All land based incidents) 

Solent Rescue is operational at weekends and Bank Holidays from

Easter - September 

Latest Incidents - 

Fundraising Calander

We are always on the lookout for more places to fundraise if you know of anywhere. Please email Fundraising@solent-Rescue.org.uk


Our D-class refurb is compete.

 We have updated the album with the pictures, and would like to thank Harry Gocher for completing the work.

Solent Rescue One has also had some improvements made in the winter months. For more information click here 

Solent Rescue, has received a boost this month - thanks to a donation from Bluestar.

“We feel it is hugely important to support charities, schools and other organisations within the local areas where we run bus services - and many people living in and visiting Southampton waterside travel with us,” said Bluestar’s Calum Noble-Gresty.

“We even run a special Beach Bus to @Lepe Beach during the summer months.

“It was great to meet the volunteers who work tirelessly to help those in distress along our coastline. I’m delighted we are able to support this very worthy cause, by making a donation from our Community Fund.”

Bluestar’s Community Fund is open for applications from charities, sports teams and schools throughout the year - with funding and support donated during two specific months. The next round of donations will take place in January 2020.

Whilst we have had our Launch and Recovery tractor for some time on the 13th December we welcomed 2 representatives from Morrisions down to Lepe Country Park, this gave us the opportunity to show them what we do and gave them a chance to present a Cheque to us for a press release.

One of the representatives was the commuity champion from the Totton store which has provided us with a contact for the future  

More News Click Here

In case you see an emergency on the coast or at sea and you don't have a VHF radio, ring 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Thank you for your continued support.


Solent Rescue is an independent Lifeboat organisation  based at Lepe Country Park in Exbury, Hampshire. 

The rescue organisation was established in 1971, initially as a beach rescue unit but has since developed into a rescue unit that has inshore rescue capabilities. As part  of a wider framework of Independent and RNLI operated lifeboats on the South Coast, Solent Rescue helps to monitor the waters of the Western Solent, as well as providing land-based support to Lepe Country Park. 

Solent Rescue is operational at weekends from Easter until September, bank holidays and Daytime coverage during the 7 days of the Festival of Cowes week, while crew training takes place all year round. 


We rely heavily on donations offered by the generosity and goodwill of others. We are fully independent and separate to the RNLI and 100% of your donations will go to keeping Solent Rescue operating to the highest possible standards. 

We are extremely grateful to Banner Buzz for the free banner that they have provided for use at our events.


Our Press officer can be contacted using Secretary@solent-rescue.org.uk or by calling 07494124795


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