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Our Station

Our boathouse is on the Hugh Coveney Pier in the village. A piled platform supports the entire station. The structure contains a boathall (smaller than usual as we do not have a tractor), a crew training room, equipment room, mechanic's stores & workshop, station office/operations room, and a souvenir display area.

Our boat is stored on a small trolley which travels on rails. This is rolled out to the davit (crane) at the edge of the platform, where the boat is craned into the water with the crew on board. This is a very efficient method of launching, allowing us to maintain our current turnout time of about five minutes in all weathers.

We moved into the station on Sunday, 23 June 2002, just in time for the arrival of our new boat the following Thursday. Prior to this, we had worked for over two years from the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The Yacht Club generously provided facilities to allow the RNLI set up a station and also provided a marina berth for the lifeboat. The boat was kept afloat on the main Club marina, we had a small 7'x7' container for crew gear. We also had a 20' container as the mechanic's stores and workshop. Next door, a 20' portakabin was our main operations centre.

Go to the Photo Gallery for pictures of our completed station, progress as it was built and where we used to live.