Hamble Lifeboat is one of the busiest lifeboats in the area and given the nature of Aboard Boat Coaching’s business, it is a natural direction to help and support an independent lifeboat locally.
Managing Director and Chief Instructor Power and Principal of the School, Mike Coulson, decided he wanted to put something back into the community by helping the local independent lifeboat train their crew so they can obtain the qualifications necessary for manning a lifeboat. His military and Police training background adjoined with his powerboat training business, means emergency services are close to his heart and supporting Hamble Lifeboat seemed like a great way of giving something to the local community.
The ability to provide extensive powerboat training in the south of England is one of our greatest achievements and an important attribute to offer Hamble Lifeboat, because we believe that giving back to the community is a hugely important element in any business.
Hamble Lifeboat has been in service since 1968 and covers the Solent area and Southampton water. As the service is an independent lifeboat they rely solely on donations with the support of local businesses and the local community.
Aboard Boat Coaching offers courses such as RYA Powerboat training, boat handling experiences, navigation, shore based first aid training, that are essential for Hamble Lifeboat. Being able to provide Hamble Lifeboat the essentials to keep the service afloat is one of the keys to the successes of the service. Mike Coulson said, “It’s not only the feel good factor behind the support we give Hamble Lifeboat, but I know that I am helping them save lives on a daily basis. Everyone that passes through my door and trains with Aboard Boat Coaching may need their help at some point, so it makes complete sense to support the guys as much as we can.”
Paul Ackland, Station Manager from Hamble Lifeboat said, “Aboard Boat Coaching has been pivotal in training for the crew, by meeting our training needs to ensure we are complaint with the rescue boat code of practice. Mike is a great instructor, the crew always enjoy training with Aboard Boat Coaching, plus the company really helps and supports the lifeboat with other aspects, such as fundraising events and offering prizes”.
Aboard Boat Coaching’s emphasis is on making sure everyone enjoys their learning experience whilst delivering the course in a fun, safe & inclusive environment. Aboard Boat Coaching work with highly experienced instructors, high end equipment and facilities in a cost-effective way for you.