Practical Boat Owner - - Regional News -

Three new in­shore lifeboats have been launched in Whitby thanks to a ma­jor fundrais­ing drive. In 2016, Will Healey of the Warter Pri­ory Es­tate in East York­shire, held a clay shoot, auc­tion and a ball, rais­ing enough money to fund three D-class in­shore lifeboats for the RNLI. Two of the lifeboats were named at a cer­e­mony in Whitby. The first was called Warter Pri­ory and is set to re­main in Whitby, while the second was named Eric How­land in mem­ory of Mr Healey’s grand­fa­ther, who served in the Royal Navy. This lifeboat will join the RNLI’s re­lief fleet and will serve around the coast of the UK and Ire­land. The third lifeboat will be named at a later date and go into ser­vice along the north-east coast in 2018.

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