Historic Lifeboat.

A step back in time

James Stevens No 10 boat trips in St. Ives bay

Serene, Historic boat trips around St.Ives Bay from St Ives Boats. The former St.Ives Lifeboat, this Historic Sailing and Rowing lifeboat was built in 1899.

James Stevens No10 was the St.Ives lifeboat from 1900 to 1933. She was built in 1899 by the Thames Ironworks Company Limited in Blackwall, London. During her 33 years service as the St.Ives lifeboat she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and saved many vessels from becoming wrecked.

The lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10 was named after a Birmingham businessman who left the RNLI a legacy of £50,000 ( 6.5 million pounds in today’s money ) in 1894. His generous donation built 20 RNLI lifeboats and each boat was named after him.

Project objectives

Lifeboat Trips for 2022 Onwards.

The JAMES STEVENS No 10 is restored and refitted.  This historic St.Ives Lifeboat, is licensed to carry passengers as she now offers educational trips around St.Ives Bay.

With this plan completed, the future of the JAMES STEVENS No 10 is now secure. She continues to tell her story about the shipwrecks and rescues performed by this historic lifeboat and her crews.

She will also continue her tradition of helping people. During her 33 years of service as the St.Ives Lifeboat, she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and helped many others. The team here at St Ives Boats would like to keep this tradition going.