224 Lives Saved

503 Rescue Missions

Historic Lifeboat Attraction
Heybridge Basin

Now moored permanently in Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, our lifeboat is the 52ft Arun class lifeboat Sir William Arnold built in 1973 and served all her lifesaving career at St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Lifeboat 52-02 is a Private Limited Company formed to preserve and promote a piece of British lifeboat and life-saving history, whilst educating the public. We are neither a charity nor part of the RNLI, but our volunteers are Lifeboat enthusiasts. The company will from time to time make charitable donations to the RNLI, itself a voluntary organisation through activities and open days.

Some of the many notable rescues

Gold medal rescue: the incredible story of the Bonita
RNLI

Gold medal rescue: the incredible story of the Bonita