Man over half-board: Decommissioned lifeboat transformed into quirky floating hotel

A decommissioned lifeboat that protected the English coast for almost 25 years has been transformed into a quirky hotel.

Despite looking quaint and snug now, The Lilla Marras carried out 105 daring sea rescues and saved 45 lives between 1955 and 1979.

A decommissioned lifeboat has been transformed into a quirky hotel

A decommissioned lifeboat has been transformed into a quirky hotel

The beautifully designed vessel is undoubtedly more luxurious than its days of service – boasting a full-sized heart shaped bed and two-person bath tub.

Now moored in Harlingen, northern Netherlands, the lifeboat is still fully functional and offers tours if you get bored of the picturesque harbour.

The lifeboat protected the English coast for almost 25 years

The lifeboat protected the English coast for almost 25 years

Forget sitting in a bright orange, plastic dinghy, above deck is stylishly finished off with plush armchairs and state of the art entertainment systems.

Proving to be a real B&B – boat & breakfast – the cockpit has been partitioned off into a dining room where breakfast is served.

The Lilla Marras carried out 105 daring sea rescues

The Lilla Marras carried out 105 daring sea rescues

Designed to accommodate two people only, it’s a perfect getaway for couples.

However, with no partition between the bedroom and toilet, you might want to make sure you’re comfortable together before going there.

Above deck is stylishly finished off with plush armchairs and state of the art entertainment systems

Above deck is stylishly finished off with plush armchairs and state of the art entertainment systems