The Llandudno RNLI Boathouse provides storage for the Shannon and D-Class Lifeboats and garage for the Landrover and Bob Cat. There is a Crew Room and clothing store. The Lifeboats can be refuelled inside the boathouse.
The iconic building was built by Wynne Construction and officially opened in October 2017. The imposing steel-framed, timber-clad boathouse has already become a landmark at Craig-y-Don on the resort’s North Shore.
Construction cost £2.and included construction of a new concrete sea wall to protect the new structure
A Boathouse Opening and Naming Ceremony was held on 21st October 2017. Also, the two lifeboats: the William F Yates and Dr Barbara Saunderson were dedicated. Among the special guests that day was Jenny Evans, wife of the late Ray Evans who campaigned tirelessly for years to help secure planning for the new RNLI boathouse on Llandudno’s seafront.
Within the boathouse, the new Visitors’ Centre provide opportunities not only to look at the lifeboats but also to share the rich history of the RNLI and the Llandudno lifeboat story. This of course includes our local schools, who can now use visits to the boathouse as a valuable and diverse educational tool for both learning and hopefully as inspiration for our volunteers of the future.