Anstruther RNLI will be presented with a new D class lifeboat on Saturday, replacing the current Rotary Centenary Queen which has served the station since April 2007.
Children in the East Neuk have been asked to come up with names for the brand new £48,000 boat, and the overall winner will be announced during the RNLI station’s open day from 11am to 2.30pm on Saturday by actress Katrina Bryan.
Ms Bryan is perhaps best known for starring in CBeebies hit Nina and the Neurons, but featured in Taggart among other roles.
“We have had so many great entries from the schools in the East Neuk of Fife and it’s been a really tough choice,” she said.
Each class within the nine primary schools and one secondary school were tasked to come up with the best three suggestions of what to name the new boat.
Guidelines included not to make reference to other boats and to avoid some superstitions surrounding sea faring communities.
After each class had selected the best contenders for the competition, a shortlist was then submitted to the RNLI for initial approval and the winner will be announced on Saturday.
Coxswain Michael Bruce said: “Our crew attended each school to deliver the details of the competition which allows us to further strengthen the relationship with the young people of the East Neuk and educate of the importance of sea safety in a fun and exciting way.”