Hamble River Boat Charter

Gently explore the River Hamble in our electrically powered classic launch.

Gull is available for Bareboat or Skippered Charter.

If you wish to Bareboat Charter Gull, we will need to know your boating experience.

“Gull” was originally built in 1958 by R A Hamper in Fareham Hampshire for use as the Hamble – Warsash Ferry.

She was licensed to carry twelve passengers and worked through to 1985 when she was retired from service.

She then had a succession of owners before falling into disrepair and was laid up in Hamble.

She was brought in 2011 by two local brothers as a Saturday morning ‘project’ this turned into two years of Saturdays whilst they painstaking restored her to her former glory with a new transom, keel and stem and several new planks and frame repairs.

They had re-engineered her with an old two cylinder Petter diesel and had two eventful years enjoying her.

But the engine become unreliable so with after much frustration with it they put her up for sale.

We brought her in 2015.

Whilst chatting through the plans with boys at R.K Marine Boatyard, the idea dawned that there was the possibility of transforming the boat to electric power, which would be a fine way to explore the peace and tranquility of the upper reaches of the Hamble.

This gem of an idea moved on to could she actually go back to her original task of carrying the public for their enjoyment.

Hence the new version of ‘Gull’was born.

How to find us


Members Information

Name of vessel:


Type of vessel:

Classic Wooden Motor Launch

Power / Sail:


Home Port:



Hamble River Only

Licence type:

Eastleigh Borough Council Local Boat Code – Solent Category B



No of crew:



Bareboat & Skippered Charter

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Miss Fran Gibson


Swanwick Marina
Swanwick Shore Road
Swanwick SO31 1ZL
United Kingdom

Office Phone:

01489 332 007


07799 433 568


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