James Stevens No 10 boat trips in St. Ives bay

Serene, Historic boat trips around St.Ives Bay. Aboard the former St.Ives Lifeboat
This Historic Sailing and Rowing lifeboat was built in 1899.

James Stevens No.10

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.

Coming 2020 Season

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There’s always one keep up the good work x

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We have had a request for some “action shots” instead of the time lapse footage 🤔, so here you go Mr P - Stripping the old flaking paint or sanding is pretty much most of the “action” that’s been going on 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Also thank you to everybody for all the messages of support for the project 👍👍👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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You must be a very patient person well done

Not like watching paint dry though lol

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All the repairs and preparation below the waterline on starboard side are now complete 😁👍 We even managed to get two coats of underwater primer on the hull👌👊 thanks to Mike Laity for his help over the weekend 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking good, well,done

Looking great, well done all!

Looking good, well done

Fantastic work

That's coming along well 😍

Wow , it’s looking beautiful. Well Done .

Looking good x


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St.Ives lifeboat JAMES STEVENS No10. Built in 1899, St.Ives lifeboat from 1900 to 1933. ... See MoreSee Less

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Busy, busy, busy ! up at JAMES STEVENS No10 - We have uploaded the latest time lapse progress reports to our YouTube channel video diary. you can check out the progress here:
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PROGRESS UPDATE 20.06.2020 Part 2 - test fit of the comms hatch backplate, more masking off the deck and more non slip paint on the deck 😩 🤪 ... See MoreSee Less

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The future plan for JAMES STEVENS No 10 is to restore, refit & re-engine this historic St.Ives Lifeboat, then get her licensed to carry passengers.
She will offer educational trips around St.Ives Bay and any profit raised will go back into other local community projects ie hospital equipment, school equipment, NCI, Surf Lifesaving Clubs, playground equipment etc etc – in fact any worthy projects that need funding.
Hopefully we will also be able to offer free educational trips for local schools.
With this plan the future of the JAMES STEVENS No 10 will be secure.
She will also continue 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 service as the St.Ives Lifeboat she saved 227 lives, 2 dogs and helped many others. We would like to keep this tradition going.

Phone: 0777 300 8000
St Ives Boats (Dolly P) Outside the Lifeboat Station Wharf Road St Ives TR26 1LF