Tenby's magnificent new lifeboat, the Haydn Miller, has lived up to every expectation, say her proud crew members.

The £2million craft - the first Tamar class lifeboat to be allocated to a UK station - made a triumphant arrival off the town on Thursday lunchtime.

She arrived to the cheers of crowds on Castle Hill after a six-day voyage from RNLI headquarters in Poole.

And the high-tech craft, which can cut through the water at a speed of 25 knots, is not only amazing to look at but a safe powerhouse in the sea, according to station training co-ordinator Bobby James.

"She's a superb boat, absolutely gleaming," he said.

"The boys encountered some pretty challenging conditions coming back to Tenby, and found she handled brilliantly.

"Everyone is over the moon."

Named Haydn Miller, in memory of the donor, the new lifeboat will be housed in Tenby's £5.5million boathouse off Castle Hill.

On Saturday, she had her first launch down the new slipway as she set off on a week-long training voyage in the Irish Sea, heading as far north as Scotland.