USEFUL CONTACT & LINKS
We have listed a number of organisations and businesses below that we either use ourselves or work with regularly. As always you need to make your own decisions on who to use for a particular job but if you’re looking for advice please do contact us and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.
ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION (RYA):
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, and personal watercraft.
Click here to view and purchase RYA Books – Buy Boating Books at the RYA Shop
POOLE BOAT HIRE – www.pooleboathire.co.uk
Offering self drive 17ft Logic open boats that can be used anywhere within Poole Harbour. They operate all year round.
SOLENT RIB CHARTER – www.solentribcharter.co.uk
You can charter a RIB either bareboat or with a skipper and they operate all year. They operate from Lymington around the Solent but will deliver to other locations.
BOAT CLEANING & VALETING:
SOLENT YACHT CARE –www.solentyachtcare.co.uk
Based around the Lymington area you can book either a one off end of season clean or a regular clean.
SILKY MARINE –www.silkymarine.co.uk
The Silky Marine cleaning and restoration system is specifically formulated to clean, restore and protect a range of surfaces specific to the boating environment. The range includes products for different types of boats and surfaces.
We have sample products available to demonstrate and stock a range that we can supply to you at short notice. Contact us to buy and arrange delivery to a marina near you.
Boat Forum & Advice
F-RIBS &SIBS –www.f-ribsandsibs.com
Friendly online community of SIB and small RIB enthusiasts. All levels of boaters welcome.
CHARTER & TRIPS:
CALYPSO CHARTERS –www.calypsocharters.co.uk
Cream teas and speciality charters on a 15m motor cruiser with skipper for up to 12 people.
BOAT BREAKDOWN ASSISTANCE:
SEA START – www.seastart.co.uk
Marine breakdown assistance in the Solent, along the south coast of England and northern France by Sea Start.
FIRST AID TRAINING:
FIRST AID TRAINING THAT CARES – www.firstaidtrainingthatcares.co.uk
As boaters we can be some distance from immediate help so it makes sense to have some first aid training. This local company offers regular first aid courses that are relevant whether at sea or on land. If you need an RYA first aid certificate for working commercially please contact us and we can organise this for you.
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