Our Costs

Ballybunion Sea &Cliff Rescue maintain two D Class inflatable rescue boats along with the larger Atlantic 75. RIB. We also maintain a purpose-built launching vehicle called a Talus and a 4×4 rescue vehicle. Maintenance alone for this equipment can be quite costly due to the technical nature of most of our equipment.

We also maintain a large boathouse uniquely situated right on the beach in Ballybunion consisting of three bays for housing our boats, launching tractor and 4×4, a drying / turn out room, first aid room, changing rooms, toilet facilities, meeting / training room, kit storage room, crew break room and a communications room.

As an example of costings, this is a breakdown of the equipment needed for each crew member who are sea going. This does not include search PPE which is in the region of €1,000 pp also.

Lifeboat Crew Kit

Equipment Euros
Drysuit and boots (ILB) 908
Thermal suit (ILB) 169
Lifejacket 665
Helmet 395
Seagoing gloves 28
Balaclava 23
Average training cost per crew member 1,579
Personal Location Beacon (PLB) 315