Lymington Boat Club, launched from Lymington Yacht Haven in early 2019 and provides access to a fleet of boats for an annual fee, is expanding its fleet to offer even more availability and choice.
Lymington Boat Club offers members unlimited access to all five boats in the fleet; the chance to enjoy all the fun of boating without the responsibility of ownership. There’s something for everyone, with friends and family, and even pets, being welcome aboard the club boats. Members can go fishing, cruising, head somewhere for lunch or just relax on the water and drop anchor, with extra toys available to members on request including Stand Up PaddleBoards, a tender and fishing equipment.
“Year one was very successful for the Club - we’ve been able to bring new customers into boating, as well as re-engaging previous boat owners”, says Marina Director Rupert Wagstaff. “Our aim is to offer everything you could want for a day on the water, on a boat that is fully-serviced, immaculately maintained and fuelled up ready for members to step on board and go boating”.
“Before choosing our new boat, we surveyed our members to find out what they most love about boating and which boats they would like to use more. Fleet versatility and style are our top priorities when selecting a new boat as we want to ensure our boats are suitable for all the activities that our members undertake on the water.”
Listening to members’ feedback, Lymington Yacht Haven chose the Axopar 28 T-Top to offer maximum day-boat usability and the most spacious configuration for cruising, sun-bathing, water-sports and socialising.
Like the rest of the fleet, it will be coded to MCA safety standard with lifejackets provided for everyone onboard. The new boat will also have the added benefits of seating for 8 persons, a dedicated drinks serving area on the aft deck bar, and an electric windlass.
The boat will be fitted out with a 300HP Suzuki Outboard, for improved fuel efficiency and performance, and a Multi-Function Display Screen on the dashboard. The specification includes an upgraded 12” touch screen Garmin chart plotter, premium lighting package including underwater lights, fully-integrated Fusion entertainment system, a removable teak table in the cockpit and most importantly, for all year round enjoyment, a Webasto HEATING system.
For those wanting to join the Lymington Boat Club, they are offered full training on each boat as well as RYA Level 2 Powerboat training and certification, if required, as part of their annual membership.