Replacement Launch Tractor
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 for a more reliable launch tractor.
We were grateful to St John Cymru for its support in obtaining the tractor currently in use, but every time the boat is launched, the tractor has to be driven in and out of the estuary waters. Despite regular maintenance and a full wash down after every launch, sand and especially salt water, are taking their toll on the vehicle.
A replacement, ideally ‘marinised’ to protect against sea water, will be required soon, and we need sufficient funds to ensure we can obtain a prompt replacement to ensure service continuity.