About the Boat

The Boat is a 2021 model Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 Series 2.  This model is fitted with a 150 hp Suzuki engine with a fly by wire throttle for simple and smooth gear changes.  The boat also comes fitted with a marine toilet, a double forward berth, and 2 berths in the main cabin which are created by reconfiguring the table and seating arrangements making it a great option for a weekend trip.  The boat also has a spacious cockpit area at the stern for seating and entertaining, and this is also the perfect place for fishing.  The boat is rated for 6 people, so you can bring your friends and family with you.

The boat comes fitted with a Raymarine chartplotter for accurate navigation, a DSC VHF Radio, and carries a set of traditional navigation charts of the Firth of Forth for those who like to navigate traditionally.  The extensive list of safety equipment includes a 6 man liferaft, flares, first aid kits, a towline, a searchlight, and numerous other items.

Membership Options

There are three membership options to choose from to match all budgets and lifestyles.  Each membership option allows you access to a set number of days in the boat per year, includes all personal safety equipment (lifejackets and waterproofs) as standard, and gives you a one to one handover at the start of the membership season.

Gold Membership – £3499

Full membership, running from March until Dec  with a guaranteed two days per month powerboating in either the Merry Fisher 695, or our Ribcraft 6.4 (total of 20 days per membership period).

Additional charter days available at a discounted rate of £200 per day outside the days included in your membership

3 RYA Powerboat level 2 and 3 VHF training courses included for friends and family.

First look members only discounts on all Edinburgh Marine Academy courses and activities

One to one handover at the start of the season to refresh skills and introduce the boats.

Stand Up paddleboards, buoyancy aids and wetsuits included in membership fee

Silver Membership – £2499

Seasonal Membership, running from April until September with a guaranteed two days per month powerboating in the Merry Fisher 695 (total of 12 days per season).

Additional charter days available at a discounted rate of £200 per day outside the days included in your membership

1 RYA Powerboat level 2 and 1 VHF training course included in the membership fee.

First look members only discounts on all Edinburgh Marine Academy courses and activities

One to one handover at the start of the season to refresh skills and introduce the boats.

Bronze Membership – £1499

Seasonal Membership, running from April until September with a guaranteed one day per month powerboating in the Merry Fisher 695 (total of 6 days per season).

Additional charter days available at a discounted rate of £200 per day outside the days included in your membership

First look members only discounts on all Edinburgh Marine Academy courses and activities

One to one handover at the start of the season to refresh skills and introduce the boat.

How do I book the boat?

When you become a member of the Boat Club we will send you details on how to reserve the boat.  This can be done online, over the phone, or by email.  The usual times that you can take the boat are 0930 – 1630, but if you have special requirements such as to go on a evening sundowner cruise then you can contact us and we will make special arrangements for you

 

Where should I go on my day trip?

There are a huge number of small and picturesque fishing ports on the banks of the Firth of Forth, many of them only accessible in smaller boats with lifting engines.  we can give you ideas and cruising plans if you would like to explore them.  With appropriate conditions you will even be able to go further afield, such as to St Abbs, North Berwick, and to Elie, St Monans and other ports on the Fife coast.

 

Can I go on a multiple day trip?

Yes you can take the boat away for multiple days by prior arrangement.  You will need to fill in a passage plan detailing your approximate routes and safe havens but this is a great way to go further afield and see new areas.  We can give you details on ports and harbours in the Firth of Forth that you could consider as destinations.

 

How much will fuel cost?

Like a car, fuel usage depends on how you drive the boat, the sea state, and the number of people you carry.  As an approximate rule if you allow 1 litre of fuel per mile driving at optimum cruising speed (about 2500 revs – 20 knots) then this will allow approximate calculation.  If you drive the boat fast, or fill it with people then you will use more fuel.  We will give you the boat full each morning, and then top up the tank at the end of the day and you will be charged just for what you use at the pump list price.

 

Do I need to take any other equipment?

All the boat safety equipment and personal protective equipment (lifejackets and waterproofs) are supplied as standard for you and each of your passengers.  All you need to bring is your lunch, water, sunglasses and suncream and any other items of warm clothing or belongings that you need for the day.

 

Stand Up Paddleboards

2 Stand Up Paddle-boards can be included for all memberships as standard.  If you would like to use these then please notify us at the time of booking and we will provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids as well.  SUPs will be attached to the boat on the racks provided along with paddles and leashes.   We do ask that you ensure that you are proficient in the use of these before you use them, and SUP training can be provided if required.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase someone a unique and memorable experience, then we offer gift vouchers.  These can be redeemed towards the cost of any of the activities we offer, such as an RYA Powerboat course, an adrenaline fuelled powerboat trip, or a boat club membership.  The individual has plenty of time to redeem the vouches, as it will have a years validity.

To book a gift voucher click on the book now link below and follow the instructions.

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