Portaferry Lifeboat Station in Portaferry, County Down, United Kingdom | Station
Welcome to the Portaferry Lifeboat Station, Ireland. The Portaferry Lifeboat Station was established by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at Portaferry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland in 1980.
The Station is one of 231 RNLI lifeboat Stations located on the coastline of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland which are funded entirely through voluntary donations and subscriptions.
Portaferry Lifeboat, 'Blue Peter V', is an Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat. The Atlantic 75 is one of the fastest lifeboats in the RNLI's fleet and is capable of speeds up to 34 knots (approx. 40mph). It carries a crew of three.
The Portaferry Lifeboat Station is located in Portaferry opposite the Portaferry / Strangford Ferry slipway.
The lifeboat Station's official service area covers all of the waters of Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea waters up to five nautical miles offshore between Burr Point, Ballyhalbert, Co. Down to St. Johns Point, Co. Down.
The Portaferry Lifeboat Station also welcome visits by groups of individuals and organisations.
Our Education Officer is only too willing to arrange such visits either during or after school hours.