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RNLI VR Tour App for Cardboard Available on Google Play Store

RNLI VR Tour allows users to experience the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) latest lifesaving vessel, the Shannon. From the upper steering position, to the engine room and jet space below deck, take a look around the RNLI’s Shannon class of lifeboat, the most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat in the charity’s fleet using your Google Cardboard headset.


Designed entirely in-house by an experienced team of RNLI engineers, the RNLI has harnessed cutting-edge technology to ensure the Shannon class lifeboat meets the demands of a 21st century search and rescue service, building on systems developed for its big sister, the Tamar class.

VRCraftworks, working closely with the RNLI’s internal Innovation Team, took their vision of enabling supporters to experience the Shannon in VR and created a hands free, easy to use mobile VR application.

Luke Williams, Social Media Innovation Manager said:

“Visitors to our lifeboat stations told us they’d like to be able to see inside our latest Shannon class of lifeboat, and as part of our goal to create more immersive content we worked with VR Craftworks to re-use existing 360 degree photos into a virtual tour. We’ve taken this to events and had great feedback from the public so have made it available for free to anyone on the Google Play store”

RNLI VR Tour, for Cardboard is available now for FREE on the Google Play Store. To find out more about the charity that saves lives at sea, please visit

VRCraftworks was established 3 years ago to create business focused VR apps for the mobile platform. The team has produced over 20 commercial apps covering 4k 360 video, tours, product placement and branding support. Our free apps available on both the Apple and Google Stores have been downloaded over 500,000 times and have been included in “Top Ten Apps for Google Cardboard” articles across the web.

VRCraftworks Press and Media Contact

Jack Maddalena

Sales and Community Manager

VRCraftworks Ltd


Phone +44 (0) 79040 31405


Twitter @vrcraftworks


Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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