Charter and Corporate Hospitality.
Neil Holmes ~ Powerboat Training Academy ~ Southampton ~ Hampshire ~ Rib racing ~ Charter and Corporate Hospitality ~ powerboat ~
We aim to offer a unique experience to our customers whether we are entertaining blue chip clients or you want something different to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion, maybe even a stag weekend!

Many companies offer rib charter BUT OURS IS DIFFERENT we don’t have a “people Carrier” just a 7.5m sports rib capable of extreme manoeuvres at fast speeds and driven by 7 times world champion Neil Holmes so you can be sure of an exhilarating experience, taking up to three people and the driver.

Our 50ft Sunseeker cruiser is ideal if you want a more “sedate” experience a gentle cruise to Yarmouth or Cowes with onboard champagne and canapés, stopping for lunch at a local hotel or restaurant. On the return journey you may want to take advantage of our small onboard rib to blast about the Solent or perhaps be towed along on our inflatable ring a fun and exciting experience.

We are able to combine any of the above experiences and make a package suitable for your own requirements for instance you might like to have a more gentle cruise across to the Isle of Wight stop for lunch then get picked up in our sports rib or V24 race boat for a exciting ride.

We can also organise

Private Rib Boat Charter
If you are in the area for just a few days or perhaps looking for something different to do with the family at the weekend we are delighted to offer:

  • 1 hour’s boat ride in Southampton water - min 4 /max 7 people
  • 1.30 hours performance rib driving experience - 3 People max
  • Half day boat trip (3 1/2 hrs) - (within needles to fort area) max 6 people
  • Full days boating (6 hours) - (within fort to needles area) max 6 people
  • Cowes lunch run 11-3 (approx 3 hours ashore) max 7 people
  • Neil Holmes Race Driving Experience private tuition whole day


Educational for schools, youth and charitable organisations
We can offer a taste of basic power boating tuition, coming alongside, driving and manoeuvres, half day in class and half day on water. Everyone will have a chance to take the helm for at least 30 minutes.

This is suitable for most ages and we are happy to work with groups who have special needs/ disabilities wherever possible, although this may be subject to certain mobility conditions. Please contact us for costs and details or to discuss your needs/requirements.