The skipper of the fishing vessel contacted the Irish Coast Guard for assistance after his vessel developed engine failure in a position east of Wicklow Head.
The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dave O'Leary, located the fishing vessel twenty-five minutes after launching.
Weather conditions in the area were described as wind direction south easterly, force six to seven with a three metre swell.
A towline was quickly established, but progress with the tow was slow returning back to Wicklow due to wind and tidal conditions.
The fishing vessel with three crew was finally secured safely alongside the Packet pier at Wicklow Harbour at 7.45pm.
Lifeboat crew on the callout were coxswain Dave O'Leary, mechanic Brenda Copeland, Carol Flahive, Brian Sinnott, Tommy Murphy and John Vize.