Boat setup and Consultancy

Neil Holmes ~ Powerboat Training Academy ~ Southampton ~ Hampshire ~ Boat setup and Consultancy ~ prop selection ~ boat buyer expert ~ rib expert Setting your boat up correctly could help with fuel economy, handling, performance and comfort and it doesn’t matter if you have a race boat, high bred performance boat or just a boat that’s your pride and joy.


We can assist you in many ways including

      • Prop selection
      • Equipment choice i.e. steering and engine controls
      • Weight distribution
      • Engine height
      • Balance
      • Trim

For race boats we offer all the above but with the added race features of

  • Boat weight
  • Centre of gravity
  • Gear ratio
  • Lap times
  • Acceleration tests


If you are looking to purchase a boat either new or second hand take advantage of our new service. In the first instance give us a call or email us and we can talk you through the type of boat to fit your requirements. Once you have found the boat you think is suitable we can arrange to ‘visit’ the boat for an appraisal and sea trial if needed, saving you many hours of wasted time if the boat isn’t up to scratch.

If it’s a brand new boat you are looking for we can help you with specification and detail, ensuring you get what YOU want not what is necessarily standard!

Although it may seem strange to say, our consultancy service can save you money and help you get a more user friendly product. Also we often have clients who want to sell their boats, both race and pleasure so contact us for the current list