ABC may Charter a boat to Professional Boat Users and Commercial operators should the need arise and also to previous customers of ABC who have completed a Powerboat Level 2 Course successfully at ABC. ABC are members of the Professional Charters Association.
On production of their level 2 certificate, ABC customers can charter the company boat for a half day or full day. A half day is 09:00 hrs till 12:30 hrs or 13:30 hrs till 16:30 hrs. A full day is from 09:00 hrs till 16:30 hrs. Customers must also have an SRC certificate in case the radio needs to be used.
A safety briefing and boat familiarisation will take place prior to the customer receiving the keys and the customer (and guests), will be supplied with ABC life jackets (mandatory) and waterproofs if required. There is a laminated safety brief card on board “Equinox” for this purpose in the explorer (black) box.
The operating area for pleasure charter, will be the Solent from Yarmouth to Bembridge Harbours in the South and the mainland coast, inlets and estuaries to the North of the Solent. The river Hamble can also be negotiated and the river Itchen & Test.
Commercial and Professional hirers must inform ABC of the intended voyage at the time of booking and may extend beyond the operating area if appropriate.
If conversant with the RYA SafeTRX app, this should be encouraged to all potential customers of Bareboat Charter and if possible send a confirmation alert when they have returned.