The Boat Club is a new, low cost, low commitment way to get on the water. But we imagine you may have some questions about how this scheme will work. So here's some commonly asked questions to put your mind at ease...
Who is the Club open to?
As long as you're over the age of 25 and have your RYA Level 2 Powerboat qualification, then you can join. If you don't have the RYA qualification, then we'll help you through your course (additional fee may apply) and you can even do the course onboard our boat.
Do you offer day charter?
Our membership package offers great value day trips on a 6 month or annual basis. We therefore don't offer day charter to non-members.
If you're already a member and you want to use the boat for more than your 2 days per month, you can buy additional days for £100 a time.
Can I bring my friends, family and children on board?
Absolutely! Our boats can comfortably take up to 5 people. There are adult lifejackets onboard, but you’ll need to provide your own for children.
How much does it cost?
Our 6 month membership is £999 (inc VAT). That's it! No maintenance, launching fees, mooring dues or anything else!
You'll need to pay for the fuel at the end of your day out. To give you an idea of cost, at cruising speed of 25 knots, the Barracuda uses just over a litre per mile.
If you want to buy extra days beyond your permitted 2 days per month, you can buy these for £100 a time.
How do I book my days onboard?
Once you're a member, we'll give you a link to a calendar where you can see the boat's availability. Then just call us or text us, and we'll reserve the day for you!
You can get onboard from 8.30am and you'll need to return the boat by 6pm. If you'd like to be afloat for the sunrise, or relax into the evening, then come and speak to us and we can make special arrangements for you.
Can I fish or tow?
Absolutely. The RIB is perfect for towing inflatable toys. Fishing is permitted on the Barracuda only
What if I breakdown?
At the end of each use, we'll check the boat over and get it ready for use. Therefore, we hope it won't breakdown - but should it, then just give us a call. We'll give you some pointers over the phone, or we'll come out to help you in person.
What kit do I need?
A picnic, plenty of water, warm clothes, sunglasses, fishing rod (perhaps), and your snorkles! We'll provide all the safety equipment including adult lifejackets but you're welcome to use your own if you have them.
Where shall we go for our day out?
Well... We get asked this question a lot so we've actually created some handy guides! Check out our recommendations for:
Is there anything else?
If you've read our FAQs this far, then perhaps it's time you gave us a call? You can come down to see the boat, understand how it works, meet our team who are here to help you get aboard, and perhaps even go for a quick spin to see how the boat handles.
So just complete our form below or give us a call on 01752 481190.