We have the ability to assist on land and at sea, thanks to your support. 

Arctic 24 self righting Rigid Inflatable Inshore lifeboat.

It carries a 4 man crew at a top speed of 45 Knots.

At 7.66 metres long, 2.54 metres beam and 2050 kgs displacement

When operating in difficult conditions the strength and design of the deep “V” hull combined with the forward ballast tank provides a more capable lifeboat giving a safer more comfortable ride for the crew and survivors at higher speeds in heavy weather.

Our smaller ILB is an ex-RNLI D-Class lifeboat 'Kingsand' which served operationally at Moelfre, before retiring eventually as the crew boarding boat at Torbay RNLI. 

Now, she is back working operationally at Solent Rescue, operating in the close inshore waters around Lepe, where she is best suited to help at low tides, around Lepe Spit and the local rivers. 

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3 crew || 25kts|| 5m length 

Solent Rescue 4x4 Hilux, often referred to as Solent Rescue Mobile when operational, is used for a variety of scenarios. 

Most commonly, SRM is our Operational Support Vehicle, being tasked in a variety of scenarios from casualty recovery and transfer, shore patrols and other tasks around Lepe Country Park. 

It is also used as an escort vehicle for when our tractor is towing our boats for launch and recovery. 

4-5 crew  || Operational Support Vehicle

Our Massey Ferguson 8240 tractor is the work horse of our fleet.

It is used to launch both boats and makes easy work of the steep, shingle bank currently used as our launch site at Lepe Beach. 

1-2 crew  || Launch Vehicle


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. 

If you are able to help in any small way please use the form to get in touch or email wmonks@solent-rescue.org.uk

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

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Solent Rescue is a Registered Charity in England and Wales: 267039

Registered Address 9 Sycamore Way, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4RX

Operating Address  Via Lepe Country Park, Exbury, Hampshire, SO45 1AD