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 peninsular.

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.

Club membership costs 100 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

e-mail: info@shellbaysailing.co.uk

Our Boats

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

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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!

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Topaz Uno

The Topaz is small enough for youngsters to sail, but also ideal for an adult and child, or for solo sailing.

Has an optional jib, or can be sailed on the main alone.

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Wayfarer

A roomy boat for up to 4 people. Suitable for experienced dinghy sailors.

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Laser 2000

A modern 2 man dinghy.

Equipped with furling jib and gennaker.

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

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Topper Magno

A fun boat to sail without being too demanding. It's ideal for family outings too, with a spacious cockpit which can comfortably fit up to 4 sailors.

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Laser Vago

Can be sailed by a crew of two or singlehanded. For intermediate or advanced sailors with a choice of standard, or XD, rig.