Our Boat

There are boats and then there are great boats. Our specially equipped boat is based on the legendary Arctic Blue hull. These Norwegian designed hulls combine superb seaworthiness with impeccable manners. They are ideal for beginners and experienced powerboaters alike.

Read a press review on the Artic Blue here.

Our Seating

Comfort and support are essential elements of safety. Seating should provide both lateral support to prevent crew being flung overboard and vertical springing sufficient to prevent spinal injury. This is why our boats have wrap around deep squab seating instead of jockey seats to ensure you have a comfortable ride on our courses.

A dry ride

No RIB can be completely dry, but good hull design, proper placement of the console and an adequate screening can go a long way to ensuring under most conditions the skipper and crew remain dry. Arctic Blue RIBs are renowned for their dry ride, which is why we chose them.

Responsiveness and stability

A training boat should be well mannered at slow speeds, and stable at high speed. Our Arctic Blue is exceptionally well behaved when being manoeuvred at slow speeds and incredibly stable when moving fast.

Onboard Equipment

We have boats with every kind of trimming and navigation aids. In addition to the standard VHF radio, compass, depth sounder and GPS plotter, we can offer Trim Tabs, Trim Tanks, , and AIS. So whatever your training needs, we have the equipment.


Saltwater Experience second super-RIB "Styx"

An Arctic Blue RIB, Styx has been designed to be an ideal boat for use for training. More stable than the usual training RIB and soft and gentle in her ways, Styx is suited to complete novices and people who own or intend to own a smaller RIB or sports boat



Season 2021

Season 2021
Call Lloyd for all boat training requirements on
07889 133555

Bespoke Tuition to suit your requirements, can also include crew training on your boat.
Call Lloyd to discuss on
07889 133555

Saltwater RYA Powerboat training centre is perfectly situated to offer on-the-water powerboat training on river, harbour and inshore waters

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Our Details:

Saltwater Experience
Bailey Bridge Marina,
10 Bailey Drive,
Dorset BH23 2BN

Tel: 07889 133555

Principal: Lloyd James
Chief Instructor: Lloyd James