Category Archives: Family boat hire

New electric hire boat

After a lot of thought, some head scratching, a lot of tea, and a trip down to the west country, an ¬†entirely new electric hire boat is gradually taking shape at Solent Boat Works¬†https://www.solentboatworks.co.uk We're still arguing about which motor to put in it, exactly how many people it will seat, and what the project…
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Pirates

New for 2018 boat hire season, the Miniport Pirate Ship. Simply the most eye catching electric hire boat available on the market today!
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Miniport Ships cross the Solent

A couple of years ago we took a fleet of 3 Miniport electric hire boats across the Solent to Ryde. No problems at all, though it did take a while to get there with our small power units, usually in use by the public in boat hire ponds! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgEEfs1DSQ0[/embed]
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Fenders: The secret to successful electric boat hire

At Miniport Electric Ships, we've learned a thing or to about fenders and floating booms, over the years - mostly from making mistakes at our own sites in the early years! These days we use a pair of large profile non-marking PVC fender strips on every boat, obtained from Wilks in Tollesbury, who are probably…
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