Bill Wraith, who donated the funds to purchase the Atlantic 85 B-820, visited the station last week and invited several crew members and station officials to dinner.
In 2007 Flamborough RNLI acquired their current lifeboat Atlantic 85, B-820, Elizabeth Jane Palmer.
The lifeboat was funded by Bill Wraith, who donated the full cost of the new lifeboat that was named in memory of his daughter Elizabeth Jane Palmer.
Last Thursday evening Mr Wraith took several members of the volunteer team and other station officials to dinner at the North Star Hotel in Flamborough.
He thanked everyone for the work they have done over the years in providing excellent service.
On Friday morning Mr Wraith visited the Flamborough Lifeboat Station where he was shown around the station and shown a framed photograph of the lifeboat in action.
Rescue Director David Freeman said: “It was nice to meet Bill again.
“It was such a kind gesture to invite the crew over for dinner and was greatly appreciated by everyone at the station.”