NEW ATLANTIC 85 LIFEBOAT & D-CLASS LIFEBOAT ON STATION
May 8th 2017 saw volunteers move into the 21st century with the arrival of a new Atlantic 85 on station. This Atlantic 85 Number B-899 is named Howard Bell; who was part of the RNLI in Harwich and is the main benefactor for this boat. There have been 3 Atlantic 75 lifeboats at Happisburgh since the first arrived in 2009; with the arrival of this brand new Atlantic 85, which has larger engines, is longer and wider than the 75, has radar and DF (see console photos) and carries a fourth crew member, it is well equipped to enable our crews to carry out rescues at sea more effectively.
D-813 “Russell Pickering”. Arrived on Station in September 2017 just prior to the Naming Ceremony, which was held at Happisburgh Lifeboat Station. As long-standing member of the RNLI, the Pickering family would like to dedicate this Lifeboat in loving memory of their son and brother, Russell Pickering, who died 2 years ago from cancer at the age of 50.
To find out more about both boats stationed at Happisburgh please follow the link to our lifeboats page here
Happisburgh Lifeboat Station is home to a small retail outlet, selling a wide range of RNLI gifts, products and homeware, as well as a number of exclusive Happisburgh Lifeboat souvenirs. Click for details