The Freshwater Lifeboat Station is owned and operated by the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Service and is located in the village of Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.
The organisation operates 2 lifeboats and 2 Fast Rescue Craft and is on call to the Coast Guard 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The FILB station covers an area up to 30 miles off shore from Hurst Point to St Catherine”s point.
The service is not part of the RNLI and does not receive funding from the RNLI or the government.
Our operations are entirely funded by the local community via a mix of donations, local business sponsorship, and local community grants.