Bembridge Lifeboat Station The new lifeboat station, in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight has been fitted with a range of Titon's window and door hardware including Securistyle's Defender and Sterling friction hinges. Bembridge Lifeboat Station has been the heart of the island's community, dating back to 1867, helping to rescue mariners from one of the busiest shipping lanes in the English Channel. The station is strategically located in the Solent and so far the crews have helped to rescue approximately nine hundred people in the stations lifetime. In 2009, it was decided that the previous lifeboat station was no longer fit for its crew and lifeboat and so it was agreed to build a new station. As part of the £7.6m overhaul the station has all of the facilities and capabilities needed for the new Tamar Lifeboat and its voluntary crew, The friction hinges were specified by Yeovil based Spiller Architectural Ironmongery. Spiller's Manager, Gary Hewitt said "The RNLI insists on sourcing its products that are resistant to corrosion and manufactured to the highest standards." The Defender and Sterling friction hinges are available in austenitic stainless steel, this high-grade material is specifically selected to provide increased strength and guaranteed long-term resistance to corrosion, fully supported by a 12 year guarantee."