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Private Hire and Weddings

champagne glassesProviding the perfect venue for a memorable day out, our vessels are suitable for any kind of company, wedding or private function, all year round.
Whatever your event then we have the ability to help you enjoy a function with a difference.

Listed below are some of our popular events. Contact us for more information or a tailored quote.


Hire our vessels for your special day. Tailored packages can be arranged for your day and  or evening celebration. Visit our wedding page for more information, contact details and brochure

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Our vessels provide the ideal venue with a difference for any conference in Southampton. Available static in Ocean Village Marina, or slow cruising around the local area. The hire of conference equipment, such as flip charts or TV and videos can be arranged through us, at reasonable rates. Click here for more information on Conferences.

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Client/Employee Entertainment

Our vessels are often used to entertain either current or prospective clients by taking them out cruising around the Solent and Southampton Waters. We have several customers who treat their employees to a function onboard with food and a disco as a thanks for their efforts.

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Yacht Racing

Events such as COWES WEEK and the start and end of ROUND THE WORLD RACES prove to be popular times for corporate outings. Our vessels have large open decks for excellent viewing of all types of yacht racing. We have even been used as a Start/Finish boat during yacht racing. Our smaller vessel was used in the Youth World Championship Yacht Racing as a spectator boat for all the coaches from countries all around the globe.

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Product Launches

We are able to accommodate most requests, including the launch of new car models whereby vehicles are craned onto the open deck space of our vessel. We had the “Ford KA” launched on the “Ocean Scene”, while the car was located on our top deck.

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Private Parties

Our boats are available to hire for Private Parties throughout the year. All vessels are heated and hold fully licensed bars. Catering can be arranged to suit specific requirements and entertainment can be provided, from a DJ or band, through to magicians and comedians.

Depending on the type of charter - 18th birthdays, etc - a refundable damage deposit of 300 and/or charges for supplying security may be applicable and is at sole discretion of Blue Funnel.

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School Parties / Proms

Owing to the nature of such events (whereby passengers are unquestionably under 18) we only operate 'soft' bars - NO alcohol - this includes teachers and/or accompanying adults.

We are very flexible in our business and are able to discuss and tailor cruises to suit your particular requirements. Please do not hesitate in contacting us to discuss your requirements.



Scatterings are offered on the basis of a one hour hire. The scattering is performed at the point where the 4 rivers, being the Itchen, Test, Hamble & Solent meet. There are no minimum numbers on scatterings. The vessel used is usually Ashleigh R but we do reserve the right to use an alternative vessel.

Price 275


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