Taking Care of your boat is our passion

About us

Skippers, Instructors, Engineers and Bosuns

 Solent Boat Care has a team of both Skippers and Engineers, able to assist in a variety of ways from deliveries to mechanical assistance and boat maintenance.

 Our teams diverse nature means you'll find us replacing outboard engines one day, servicing inboards the following before setting out on a sail across the solent for a delivery, charter or sea trial. Its important to us that we are able to do all of these tasks in order to best understand the job, the assistance required and diagnose faults that may not come naturally to others. And when everything is up together we thrive on making sure it stays that way by way of maintenance and cleaning schedules. All the time being able to monitor and rectify small issues as they occur.

Meet the team

Sam Noble

Lead Skipper
Yachtmaster Instructor 
Marine engineer

 Sam first learnt to sail at school getting his dinghy sailing in touch evolved into a sailing trip on a yacht across to France and along the coast before sailing back.

 He then went on to train as a mechanical engineer at HMS Sultan and work in Vosper Thorneycrofts mechanical department for a number of years. 

 After time served in the mechanical department, he trained and became an RYA Instructor, and has been instructing and maintaining ever since. Boasting a wide range of qualifications and specialising in own boat tuition.

Louis Day

First Mate
Marine engineer
Coastal Skipper

 Louis started boating young venturing out of Lymington with his powerboat instructing father.

 After leaving school he turned his knowledge into his profession joining Solent Boat Training as an apprentice. Here he's learned the trade inside out turning his hand to anything required.

 Louis has now qualified in Marine Engineering at Brockenhurst College as well as becoming a Coastal Skipper for sailing and Powerboat Advanced instructor.

Kallan Simmons

Chief Engineer
Marine engineer & GRP

Kallan is a qualified marine engineer with experience as an offshore crane operator, working for a very large shipping company in Cyprus. In his time abroad he worked on ROV support vessels, jet driven military support boats and workboats.

 Once back in the UK he then went on to take on the role of Lead Bosun/Head of maintenance for one of the Solents largest RYA training centres where he is responsible for maintaining Jet skis, Powerboats, Ribs, Motor cruisers and Sailing Yachts.

Meet the team

Rusby Hennessey-Lowe

Marine Engineer
Powerboat Instructor
Advanced Powerboat

Russ has been part of our team for 5 years now, assisting with daily maintenance tasks and projects, whilst also participating in boat training as a qualified PowerBoat Level 2 Instructor. Before his role at Solent Boat Care, Russ served his time in the Army for 8 years as a qualified electrical and mechanical engineer, and for 3 years, worked for the MOD as a performance development specialist. Most recently, Russ worked as a Hostile Environment Close Protection Operative. Russ is an avid Gym-goer and a proud father of six.

Rusby helps with day-to-day vessel maintenance associated with boat training and other boat projects here at Solent Boat Care.


Matthew Lea

Marine Engineer and GRP Specialist
Powerboat Instructor
Day Skipper Power and Sail

Matt served his time as an apprentice mechanic on HGVs, and in his spare time he loved nothing more than to play and coach tennis. After serving his apprenticeship, Matt moved on and started his own business restoring cars and was particularly fond of vintage restorations. After more than six years running a successful vehicle restoration business his final project was his beloved Mercedes camper van, that he then took around Europe before landing at Solent Boat Care.

Now he has landed at Solent Boat Care he also assists with the day-to-day maintenance tasks, associated with boat training and boat management projects.

Serena Plunkett

Digital Marketing and Social Media 
Apprentice in Digital Marketing
Powerboat Intermediate

Serena began work with Solent Boat Care in the beginning of the peak season as a part time summer job after successfully finishing her GCSEs, in which she studied Textiles, Art, Geography and Business.  Her role has now progressed into becoming an apprentice in marketing, whilst continuing with her assistance in daily maintenance. In her free time, she happily spends it by the sea with her adored scruffy Jack Russell or, in better weather, likes to be out on the water.

Serena plans to continue her work in the Marine Industry, bettering her experience and skills at Solent Boat Care.


Welcome To Solent Boat Care

Welcome To Solent Boat Care

Nimbus Polish and Antifoul

Nimbus Polish and Antifoul

Fast, Reliable service across the solent 

The team are located across the Solent from Lymington to Southampton and across towards Portsmouth. This puts us in a prime position to be on hand for assistance in marinas on the south coast mainland.

Western Solent 

Lymington Yacht Haven
Berthon Marina
Lymington Town Quay
Beaulieu River
Bucklers Hard

Central Solent

Shamrock Quay Marina
Saxon Wharf Marina
Ocean Village Marina
Port Hamble Marina
Mercury Yacht Harbour
Premier Swanick

Eastern Solent

Gunwharf Quay Marina
Haslar Marina
Port Solent Marina
Premier Gosport
Chichester Marina

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