650 BERTH Lymington Yacht Haven has launched a new boat club offering customers the chance to use a fleet of brand new, high quality motorboats for a fixed annual fee.

The boat club concept, which is growing in popularity in the UK, offers a flexible way to get on the water without the responsibility of boat ownership.

Members at the new Lymington Boat Club will get unlimited use of their fleet which includes three brand new boats; a 6.5m Gemini RIB, a Merry Fisher 695 and an Axopar 28 T-Top.

Marina director Rupert Wagstaff believes the Lymington Boat Club will offer the most complete, luxury service for customers wanting a relaxed boating experience; ‘Our aim is to offer everything you’d want for a day on the water. From fishing equipment and tuition, to hiring stand up paddleboards or inflatable toys for towing. Our fleet will be fully serviced, maintained and fuelled up so customers can simply step onboard and go boating’.

With a recent British Marine study showing a large group of potential boaters not knowing how to get on the water, nor not wanting the long term commitment of boat ownership, Rupert believes the Boat Club concept will satisfy the needs of these potential boaters.

‘As well as re-engaging former boat owners who want a more flexible use of a boat, the Lymington Boat Club will aim to make it much easier for new boaters to get on the water. As part of our club, members will be given their RYA Level 2 Powerboat training, a one to one induction on the fleet, all the safety equipment they’ll need and the chance to join cruises to popular destinations so they can learn to navigate around the Solent’.

The Lymington Boat Club is the second club created by Yacht Havens Group after the launch of Plymouth Boat Club in early 2018. Following a successful first year, the Plymouth Boat Club expanded in early 2019 with a new XS 650 RIB joining the fleet for members to use.