Boat Hire

Hire by the hour, two hour, half day, or day
Hire by the hour, half day, or day

We have single hander and crewed dinghies available for hire by the hour, half day, or day.

Hirers must be confident and competent dinghy sailors with experience on coastal waters.

Our sailing area is the south of the harbour, between Brownsea Island and the Studland peninsula.

Buoyancy aids are provided by the centre, but please check the 'What to Wear' section on the 'Find Us/Information' page, for further advice on clothing.

Pre-booking is not usually necessary, but it is advisable to phone and check availability. A boat can be reserved by phoning on the day before you wish to hire.

Annual Club Membership

If you are looking to sail on a regular basis why not consider our club membership package? This provides affordable access to regular sailing without the expense and commitment involved in owning a boat. It is a no-hassle way to gain experience and progress your sailing after completing a course.

Club membership costs 120 and gives the following benefits:

Conditions of hire:

Please see our prices and conditions page.

How to Book:

To make a booking, please contact us by phone, or email to check availability.

Tel: 07853 986345 or 01258 880512


Our Boats

Our fleet of boats enables us to run courses for a wide range of age groups and experience levels.

picture of a Topper


A fantastic all round boat.

Light, easy to handle and suited to learners of all shapes and sizes.

Has enough performance to be fun and exciting for experienced sailors too!

Picture of a Topper Topaz

Topaz Uno

The Uno is larger than the Topper making it suitable for solo sailing or with a crew.

picture of a Topaz Tres

Topper Magno

A lively boat, the Magno is slightly bigger than the Uno and gives a fun sail for two people.

picture of a Laser 2000

Laser 2000

A modern 2 man dinghy.

We use this boat for beginner and advanced training and it is also popular with hirers.

picture of a Laser Vago

Topper Argo

Designed specifically for training.

The Argo is also a fantastic recreational sail boat which has comfortable capacity for up to four crew.