Bridlington’s new lifeboat officially began its duties on Sunday afternoon.
After months of training at the RNLI headquarters in Poole and at home, the crew passed a test by examiners and at 4.30pm the Antony Patrick Jones was passed as ready for service.
A spokesman for Bridlington RNLI said: “Bridlington’s station management and operations team are extremely grateful for all the time and commitment the crew and their families have had to endure.”
Coxswain Stuart Tibbett posted on Twitter: “I had to have a quiet moment with 12-12 (the outgoing lifeboat) and thank her for looking after me and for always bringing me and my crew home safe. I also had a word with 13-22 (the new boat) and told her she has a hard act to follow.”