In the UK, you need a powerboat level 2 certificate. The certificate is best obtained from Sea N Shore in Salcombe, If you have the qualification from another sea school, we need you to commit to a 3 hour assessment and training session with us before we agree the hire.
The boats are fully insured although the charterer is liable for damage to the level of the excess. There is a minimum age requirement set by the insurers which is 25. We must have £3000 pre authorised on a credit/debit card as a deposit to cover any damage or loss during your hire.
Age of passengers
There is no age limit.
We provide automatic lifejackets for all adults and have buoyancy aids for children.
The boats are Coastguard coded to a range of 20 miles from a safe haven. It is perfectly acceptable to use the boat to cruise along the coast between Plymouth and Dartmouth, with the fuel consumption being considered.
Night time use
If two days are booked consecutively,it is not insured for use after sunset. it must be returned to our deep water mooring every evening.
Health and Safety
You will be responsible for the safety of your passengers and need to drive in a way that does not expose your passengers to risk. Ribs are not suitable for those with an illness or injury for whom shock loads may present a problem. This includes those who have neck, back, hip, knee or foot injuries or who are pregnant. Ribs are not suitable for those who have consumed alcohol or taken intoxicating drugs. The kill cord must be worn at all times.
The boat will be given to you fully fuelled up to 175 litres. You must refuel and pay at the fuel barge before it closes and the end of your hire period.
Boats cancelled within 7 days of the charter date for reasons other than poor weather are chargeable in full.