About the Boats

We have two boats that members are able to access depending on membership packages.

Forth Adventurer is a 2021 model Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 Series 2.   The boat 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.

Forth Explorer is a 2020 Ribcraft 6.4 Pro.  She is an exhilarating vessel, designed for safe use in all weathers and is fun, fast, and simple to drive.  She has 6 individual seats and a shallow draught allowing her to get into remote harbours and inlets that other boats are unable to access.

Both boats come fitted with touchscreen Raymarine chartplotters for accurate navigation, a DSC VHF Radio, and they carry a full set of navigation charts of the Firth of Forth for those who like to navigate traditionally.  They are powered by Suzuki 150 hp engines with fly by wire electronic throttles which ensure smooth gear changes.  The extensive list of safety equipment for both vessels includes a 6 person 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.  Options include full membership, weekday only membership, and a flex RIB only membership.  All memberships include all personal safety equipment (lifejackets and waterproofs) as standard, give you a one to one handover at the start of the membership season, and a training budget to use towards to cost of future training courses.

Gold Membership – £4599

Full membership, running from March until December with unlimited usage on both the Merry Fisher 695 or the Ribcraft 6.4m RIB.

3 advance ‘special occasion‘ bookings which are made at the start of season for birthdays, bank holidays etc, and unlimited ‘spontaneous‘ bookings which can be booked with 48 hours notice.

1 full day complimentary day of Skippered Charter for your friends and family (up to 7 people) in our exhilarating new 7.8m Ribcraft, ‘Forth Ranger’.  

£500 training budget to put towards any of our training courses to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time on the water.

Silver Membership – £3699

Unlimited weekday membership, running from March until December with unlimited usage on both the Merry Fisher 695 or the Ribcraft 6.4m RIB Monday – Fridays.

2 advance ‘special occasion’ weekend bookings (weekend or weekday) which are made at the start of season for birthdays, bank holidays etc, and unlimited ‘spontaneous‘ bookings which can be booked with 48 hours notice.

£300 training budget to put towards any of our training courses to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time on the water.

Flex Membership

Flexible ‘pay as you go’ membership for the Ribcraft 6.4m ‘Forth Explorer‘ from March until December.

Joining fee of £999, and subsequent bookings are charged per day. Weekdays are £300 per day, and weekends are £350, and club bookings can be made with 48 hours notice.

1 day boat club booking day included with Flex membership package as standard.

£150 training budget to put towards any of our training courses to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time on the water.

How do I book the boats?

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

I want to join but it is part way through the season, can I still join?

The standard memberships are set and priced for full seasons, but you can still join for a part season membership  dependent on membership places being available.  Please contact us for more info and for pricing.  Please note that a part season membership may affect the added membership extras like training budgets.

What Qualifications do I need?

You need to have completed an RYA Powerboat Level two course and hold an RYA/MCA VHF operators licence, and the online Essential Navigation course.  All courses can be taken through the Edinburgh Marine Academy, and training budgets can be put towards these courses.  Powerboat Level Twos are usually taken on the first two membership days of the season, and VHF courses are arranged on demand, or can be completed online.

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 (dependent on boats) 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 by invoice after your trip.

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 Gold and Silver memberships as standard for bookings on the Merry Fisher 695 (please request at time of booking), and can be added on request for Flex memberships for a fee.    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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