The current Fleetwood ILB is D-853 Harbet entered service at Fleetwood on 23rd February 2021, replacing D-719 Mary Elizabeth Barnes. Harbet is named after Harold and Betsy Hollingsworth who had connections with Fleetwood.
Fleetwoods In-Shore Lifeboat
Class:- IB1 D Class
Fleet Number :- D-853
Beam / width:- 2m
Draught / depth:- 0.52m
Displacement / weight:- 400kg
Range:- 3 hours duration
Fuel Capacity:- 68 litres
Engines:- 1x 50 hp petrol outboard
Construction:- Hypalon-coated polyester
Survivor Capacity:- 5
Date of Service:- 23rd Feb 2021 to date
ILB D-853 Harbet arriving at Fleetwood on 23rd February 2021
Film By Blackpool TV
Harbet, named after Harold and Betsy Hollingsworth, from Cheadle, Cheshire. They bequeathed £54,000 to the RNLI for a new lifeboat and because Harold had fond memories of Fleetwood and frequently sailed from the old fishing town, it was decided to choose the new Fleetwood in-shore lifeboat in their memory.