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Replacement Mudboat

Ferryside Lifeboat's annual running  costs average around  £11,000 every year. However,  we also need to raise significantly larger sums for new equipment or a significant replacement.

Right now, there is a need to replace our ancient mud boat.

At low tides, there's insufficient water in the Towy Estuary to allow us to launch our main Lifeboat. We have as a secondary boat a small 2.8m 'mud boat' that can float in around a foot of water and that will can be dragged across sandbanks. It's incredibly useful for a range of operational emergencies and recovery tasks, however the current boat we have is around 30 years old and has reached the end of its life.

We've been given a grant towards a new boat by the Department of Transport, however we need to contribute our own funds to top this up to the full cost, and are looking to raise £3,000.

Ferryside Lifeboat's current Tractor

If you'd like to help, you can make a donation to Ferryside Lifeboat or talk to us about a corporate partnership.