Our two ‘home Miniports’ electric hire boat sites are in the UK in Portsmouth, at Gunwharf Quays and in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Between them they deliver over 11,000 voyages a year, even in a wet year.
Gunwharf Quays Miniport started in 2011, and the Historic Dockyard a year later. We designed our own hire boats because we could find nothing else which would look great and operate on a very small piece of water in high winds. We have become small pond specialists, for many years running 6 ships on a windy piece of water about 70 m by 30 m!
Our electric boats have a huge impact where boats for boat hire would not normally work: they enhance an urban dock, canal basin, or flooded dry dock, having a visual impact which makes an otherwise drab location really attractive - profitable boat hire is the result.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Mast pond is a good example of a static display which attracted little attention after years of decay, now being turned into a vibrant electric boat hire business.