THE NEW RNLI lifeboat station at Cowes will be officially opened by the Queen, during her visit to the Island later this month.
The Queen will visit the station at old Customs Watch House as one of a number of official engagements during her visit to Cowes on Wednesday, July 25.
Lifeboat crew members and guests will be at the celebration, due to take place at around 10:30am.
Operations Manager Mark Southwell said: 'We’re all really thrilled that the Queen will visit our new station, especially in this, her jubilee year.
"Right now the Royal family have a huge appeal, after all the celebrations of the Jubilee weekend, and we’re looking forward to a good turnout to see the patron of our lifeboats charity."
The refurbishment of the lifeboat station has been partly funded by a £1M public appeal for RNLI funds.
So far £750,000 has been raised and the RNLI hopes the high profile event will help them reach the £1M aim.
The Queen will also unveil a commemorative plaque on the sea wall in Cowes and visit Cowes Yacht Haven.
Following her visit to the station there will be a full official naming ceremony for the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Sheena Louise.
A spokesman said: "The lifeboat takes its name from an Orpington woman who, despite being disabled, pursued a love of sailing throughout her life, up until her death in 2005.
"When Sheena Louise Pollock died aged 39, her family decided to donate funds in her memory to the RNLI, which funded the new lifeboat."