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Safety Boat Services and Rescue Boat Hire

If you work in the construction, maintenance, or engineering industry, you’ll understand the importance of safety whilst working in, or near the water. Ocean Sports’ safety boat hire services provide peace of mind for those working on marine construction works such as scaffolding erection and bridge repair, and offer comprehensive safety solutions across the UK. 

  • Direct access to the Solent
  • Mobilisation within 24 hours
  • High load and towing capacities
  • Flexible hire periods
  • CSCS certified skipper and crew
  • RYA trained operators

Why Choose Ocean Sports for your Safety Boat Hire Services?

Located in Southampton and with direct access to the Solent and sites across the South Coast, Ocean Sports has over 15 years of experience in the marine construction industry. Specialising in safety boat cover for pontoon safety, the Ocean Sports qualified crew takes the safety of personnel very seriously and provides comprehensive on-the-water safety support for your team operating on pontoon systems. Highly experienced and RYA-certified, Ocean Sports offers UK-wide daytime and night-time rescue boat hire and access cover, whatever your project.

At Ocean Sports, our commercial safety boat services can mobilise at very short notice and be onsite in less than 24 hours. Offering long-term, coordinated, and ad hoc access to our fleet of ribs, our team provides a wide range of bespoke operated and bareboat charters, for those who need a competent crew within their workforce.

Our Fleet of Safety Boats

Our safety boat crew are experts in accessing hard-to-reach inland waterways, rivers and coastal locations, and hold commercially endorsed RYA/MCA qualifications and CSCS cards. Ocean Sports is proud to utilise a highly versatile fleet of safety crafts including 3.5M SIBs, 5M Pioneers, and 8M rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Our vessels have high load and towing capacities and are capable of moving 200T flat top barges with excavators to suit your needs.

Our Safety Boat Cover Services

Our safety boat work provides access and safety boat cover for on or near the water installation and contract work throughout the UK, including:

  • Bridge repair
  • Construction works
  • Civil engineering projects
  • Scaffolding
  • Flood defence work
  • Long term contracts
  • Short term contracts

Your Safety is Our Priority

Safety and compliance are our top priority for your personnel whilst working on or near water. All our safety boat operatives hold fully commercially endorsed RYA/MCA qualifications, and our night shift operatives hold an RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat certificate. These operatives are experienced in all aspects of night navigation, rough weather handling, and first aid.

Other Boat Services

Other boat services provided by Ocean Sports includes the below:

  • Tugging and towing
  • Vegetation clearance
  • Work boats
  • Bridge inspections
  • River inspections

Ocean Sports provides safe access for personnel conducting river and bridge inspections throughout the Solent. With over 15 years of experience and working on a wide range of projects within the marine, construction and engineering industry, Ocean Sports provides safety boats UK and rib hire across the UK. 

For more information about our safety boat hire in the UK, call our friendly team today on 02381 242 159 or email

Booking Details

To book your safety boat cover or enquire about our other boat services including tugging, inspection access or rib charter, call our team today on 02381 242 159 or email


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