HISTORIC LIFEBOAT TRIPS
HISTORIC LIFE BOAT TRIPS AROUND ST.IVES BAY
Come and join us for a truly unique historic lifeboat trip around St.Ives Bay. The old St.Ives Lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No.10 will take you on a gentle and serene boat trip around the Bay. Experience St.Ives from the sea and view the beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, there is even a chance of spotting some of the local marine inhabitants such as seals and dolphins. You will also learn about the history of this Lifeboat, shipwrecks and the heroic rescues that were performed. JAMES STEVENS No.10 is the original Lifeboat that was built in 1899 and has just undergone a 3 year restoration. We are licensed to carry up to 12 passengers and we are also dog friendly.
The JAMES STEVENS No.10 is a registered historic vessel and she has played a large part in the maritime history of St.Ives.
At 123 years old this historic lifeboat is a living tribute to the skill and craftmanship of the shipwrights who built her.
This lifeboat was built in 1899 using the strongest boatbuilding techniques and using the finest materials available. The double diagonal type of construction is effectively two hulls one inside the other, the planks are made from mahogany hardwood and she is held together using copper rivets.