CALSHOT lifeboat was called out last night to rescue the owners of a new speed boat.

The five meter boat, which has recently been purchased on Ebay, lost its steering when the new owners took it to water for the first time just off Lepe beach on Tuesday evening.

The owners had to beach the boat themselves between Lepe and Calshot after the boat's steering failed.

The crew helped bring the boat back to Calshot Spit and load it onto the owner's trailer.