Abersoch RNLI provides a 24 hour lifesaving service for Abersoch and the surrounding coast, the service is invaluable to anyone that ventures out on the water. The purely voluntary crew have been keeping the Cardigan Bay coastline safe for over 140 years and relies heavily on fund raising.
Our lifeboat is an Atlantic 75 rigid inflatable - 7.3 m in length and was provided by the RNLI from a bequest by the late Margaret Bench of Solihull in the West Midlands and follows the tradition of generosity that has been shown by the people of Solihull and Wolverhampton - who raised money to provide the 2 previous lifeboats at Abersoch.
Since Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Station was established in 1869 it's dedicated generations of volunteer crew members have launched their inshore lifeboat over 934 times, rescued 828 people and saved over 244 lives.
In short, over the years they've rescued almost the equivalent number of people to the population of Abersoch itself.
After closing between 1931 and 1965, the station has completed an aggregate of over 108 years of service, saving lives at sea.
Over the years two prestigious Silver medals have been awarded to the volunteer crew of Abersoch for their courage and seamanship displayed while saving those in danger. Plus three "Framed Letter of Thanks" and "Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum" four times.