The Isle of Wight Historic Lifeboat Trust

QUEEN VICTORIA

Built 1887 - Restored 1998
Stationed at Bembridge, Isle of Wight 1887 - 1902

The Isle of Wight Historic Lifeboat Trust - Aims & Objectives

To advance the education of the public through the preservation, operation and exhibition of historic lifeboats associated with the Isle of Wight.

To preserve historic lifeboats associated with the Isle of Wight and ensure they are of educational interest, contributing to young people's knowledge and understanding of the development of the lifeboat service in general.

To preserve archive material relating to such lifeboats for exhibition to the public. In addition, the Trust intends that the historic lifeboats will be available to raise funds for other charities, particularly the RNLI. The lifeboats of the Trust will provide a major resource for research into historic rescues at sea, and also into the skills and craftsmanship involved in both the initial construction and the restoration.

The Trustees are :
     Martin Woodward (Chairman)
     Rod Bowman (Hon. Secretary)
     Cynthia Corby (Hon. Treasurer)
     Reg Caudle, John Harwood, John Martin