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Our Vessels

MV “Ocean Scene”

Purpose built in 1994 for Blue Funnel, this is the largest of our fleet, and capable of carrying up to 340 passengers.
This 30 metre catamaran is stable in all weathers and is heated throughout, as well as having  two large sun decks.

The lower deck can be used as a restaurant, a quiet lounge or even for Casino tables. The upper deck holds a large lighted dance floor and plenty of seating.  Ocean Scene has just been re-furbished throughout with all new carpeting, flooring and furniture. She has a very flexible layout suited to all needs


Hire Rates:

FROM 125 per hour - Static

FROM 225 per hour - Sailing

Hourly hire rate will vary depending on charter requirements, dates & times. Contact us for a bespoke quote

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Jenny R / Oliver B

The Jenny R or Oliver B are now based at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River between Easter and November.

Private charters are available from Bucklers Hard from April to October, educational trips, wedding harbour cruises or bird watching tours.

Normal 30 minute tours operate at 1100, 1145, 1245, 1330, 1415, 1500, 1545, 1630 & 1715. These times are subject to seasonal demand.

Book a group on a 30 minute tour, or hire the vessel exclusively in the evening.

30 min Tour Fares




£12.50Family 11     2 adult + 2 child  -  2 adult + 3 child  -  1 adult + 4 child

Subject to Bucklers Hard admission charges during opening hours. Book through Bucklers Hard admissions, or turn up for a Beaulieu River Cruise. Tel no.01590 614645


Hire Rates for private charter 175 per hour. This vessel is available for private charter from 0845 - 1045 in the morning and between 1730 - 1930 in the evenings from April - October from Bucklers Hard.  October - March she is available for hire anytime from Ocean Village.



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RIB Rides and Hire

Hire a fast Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for an exhilarating ride around Southampton Water or the Solent.

Up to thirty knots of pure fun combined with twists, turns and acceleration.

Ideal for birthdays, surprise presents or special treats.

Our RIB can carry up to 7 passengers and is available for short rides or day charters around the Solent, from Yarmouth to Beaulieu, Cowes to Portsmouth and the Hamble River (some areas weather permitting).

View the Needles up close, watch yachts racing or just ride around with lunch ashore.

Hire Rates

125 inclusive of fuel1 Hour Rides -  Price includes up to 7 people

325 inclusive of fuelHalf Day (3 Hours) - Price includes up to 7 people

595 inclusive of fuel. 1 hour ashoreFull Day (6 Hours total) - Price includes up to 7 people

Subject to company conditions. Minimum age 10, under 16's accompanied by at least one adult. Not suitable for those with weak hearts, repetitive injuries or back problems. Weather permitting. Lifejackets supplied, suitable clothing must be worn and provided by hirer.

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Our other vessels

Also available for charter is the smaller vessel MV “Jenny R” for cross-Solent transport and docks tours.

In addition we have a 6 metre RIB for skippered charter, carrying up to 7 passengers and capable of 30 knots.

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