A national lifeboat service was the vision of Sir William Hillary, a resident of the Isle of Man, who wanted to the reduce the death toll from the 1,800 shipwrecks annually around the British Isles at the time.

He convinced a group of influential people in the City of London to take notice and the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was established at a meeting in the London Tavern on Bishopsgate on 4 March 1824.

In honour of the RNLI‘s 200th birthday, we will donate £50 to this amazing charity for each antique RNLI Marine Fishermans Aneroid Barometer sold in March 2024. As sailors and rowers, we appreciate greatly the endeavours and bravery of these dedicated teams of heroes.

View our RNLI Marine Fishermans Aneroid Barometers (others available from stock)

Donate to the RNLI here: rnli.org/support-us