We have now taken delivery of our new dive boat, an as-yet unnamed Procharter P3 with a 320 bhp diesel engine. This boat has only done 200 hours since it was built in 2006 and has been out of the water for some time. It needs a bit of a clean (as you can see in these photos) but that aside it looks virtually brand new.
Perseverance is a 7m RIB. She is not actually our own boat, we have her on loan from the 1st Standlake & Cokethorpe Sea Scout Group after agreeing to overhaul and maintain her.
Capable of 30-40 knots and carrying 8-10 divers she is a highly useful boat. Here are some photos from sea trials on the Solent following maintainence.
The latest addition to the club’s roster of boats is a brand new Humber 16ft RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), christened Naiad.
With a £10,000 grant awarded by Sport England to help the club advance snorkeling from the pool to open water, this boat promises exciting times ahead for snorkelers young and old.
Many thanks go to Debbie White, John Waterhouse and all those whose hard work means that the club’s snorkelers have such a bright future.