Gosport Lifeboat is fitted with the latest technology, extending her capabilities and decrease response times. She has the latest in radar and navigation technology and VHF direction finding device. She is fitted with two 2 x Yanmar 8LV, 4.42-litre turbo diesel V8s producing 320hp each. Driving 2 x Hamilton waterjets via an electrically controlled reversible gearbox

Joan Dora Fuller

Gosport Lifeboat

9.0 metres

43 knots / 50mph

3-4 crew


Gosport ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) has been designed by the service as a patrol craft and secondary lifeboat. She was built by Ribcraft and is powered by a single outboard engine. A specially designed trailer enables her to be taken to inland incidents.

Ian Fuller

Gosport Inshore Lifeboat

4.8 metres

30 knots / 35mph

2-3 crew



Our multipurpose rescue unit, the long wheelbase Landrover carries first aid and rescue stretchers. This incident support vehicle is regularly deployed to provide shore side assistance for the lifeboat and during shoreline searches. The Landover works alongside other emergency services where off-road vehicles are required.

Land Rover Defender

Gosport Rescue Mobile

2.6-litre diesel

Extensive medical equipment

Crew transport capability


The four wheel drive Valtra tractor, call sign ‘Gosport Rescue Tango’ is used for the launch and recovery of our lifeboat fleet.


Gosport Rescue Tango

Pulls 10+ tonnes