Swanage ALB lifeboat named on the 29 April. The bank holiday weekend saw the ceremony to name the Swanage ALB lifeboat. This coincided with the opening of the new boathouse to the public. This much waited for event finally see the lifeboat station and all-weather lifeboat fully operational.
This picture captures the moment Coxswain Dave Turnbull pours the bubbles on the bow. The new lifeboat station and Shannon class lifeboat are a fantastic addition to the lifesaving capabilities of Swanage lifeboat.
Following this opening ceremony the lifeboat station is now open to members of the public to visit. If the all-weather lifeboat is not out on service then this can be viewed from the gallery in the main boat hall.