FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask - we are always at the end of the phone – 02381 242159.

There is no such thing as a silly question!

Where are you based?

We are based in Saxon Wharf Marina, next to Shamrock Quay on the River Itchen in Southampton.

Do you have waterproof clothing for me to use?

Yes we do, we have the very latest Gore Tex waterproofs from Gull.

What happens if it’s bad weather?

The great thing about our location in the Solent, is whatever the weather we can always find a suitable location for your training.

Is there parking onsite?

Yes, Saxon Wharf has plenty of parking.

How fast does the boat go?

All our RIBS are capable of 40 knots, but our normal cruising speed on RYA courses is around 20 knots.

What's bare boat charter?

Bare boat charter is where you are the skipper and self drive the boat, effectively the boat is yours for the charter period.

What safety equipment do you carry on the boats?

All our RIBs are MCA coded and as such have to carry a minimum level of safety equipment, this would include:

  • Life jackets for all passengers including spares
  • Flares
  • First Aid kit
  • Buckets x 2
  • Anchor
  • Kedge Anchor
  • VHF
  • Hand Held VHF
  • Charts of the area
  • GPS
  • Echo Sounder
  • Horse Shoe Bouys
  • Radar Reflector
  • Life Raft

This is not the complete list, but you start to understand that we carry lots of equipment for your safety.

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