While many people associate boating in the UK with warm summer days and clear skies, there’s something truly magical about embracing the winter chill and powerboating during the winter months. In this blog post, we’ll explore why winter boating is an underrated gem, especially with the support of a boat membership club like New Wave Club.
Is the UK’s South Coast good for winter boating?
Absolutely! The South Coast boasts an incredible coastline, including the stunning Jurassic Coast and Solent as well as the world’s second largest natural Harbour, Poole Harbour, which is all accessible from our base in Port of Poole Marina. These waters are just as beautiful, if not more so, during the winter months. Fewer boats, removed speed limits and quieter marinas and restaurants mean you can enjoy the serene beauty of the UK waters without the hustle and bustle of summer boating.
Yarmouth Harbour on a winter's day in January - Lots of empty visitor berths and no problems getting a table at The George Pub for Lunch
Can I Go Powerboating in the Winter with New wave Club?
Yes, you can definitely go powerboating in the winter, and it’s an experience worth trying. Members have access to the majority of boats in the fleet all year round including our 2 Cabin boats which are heated (Axopar 28 Cabin and Beneteau Antares 7) and the perfect choice for a winters day on the water. Here are some key reasons why winter powerboating is an attractive option for New Wave Club members :
Tranquility: With fewer boaters on the water, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature.
Breathtaking Scenery: The UK’s winter landscapes, with their frosty shores and misty waters, provide a unique and picturesque backdrop for your boating adventures.
Increased Adrenaline: The colder waters and brisk air can add an element of excitement to your powerboating experience.
Removal of speed limits: as an example Poole harbour remove the speed limits on the main channels for the months of Nov - March, therefore you don’t have to go far for a quick blast to blow away the winter cobwebs.
Quieter Marinas - Popular destinations such as Yarmouth Marina is much quieter and easier to find a berth without pre booking. Therefore members can enjoy a last minute cruise for lunch in The George if the forecast is suitable.
The winter months can be A perfect time to get powerboat trained and experienced on the water ready for the start of the summer season when you are likely to have lots of friends and family wanting you to take them out on the water.
Membership Club Benefits: Having a full time team maintaining the boats means boat members access well-maintained boats without the risk of turning up to a boat with a flat battery or winter engine problems. In top of this members also have access to safety training, and like-minded boaters who share your passion for winter boating.
Sounds interesting, so how do I sign up to a Boat Membership with New Wave Club?
Joining as a boat member to New Wave Club is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide :
Contact the Club: Reach out to us, and we would be more than happy to discuss membership options.
Book in a marina visit: if you would like a demo on one of the boats, learn more about the club, its facilities, and the benefits of membership.
Signup and book your Training and induction. With an in house RYA Training centre with over 15 years of experience and team of RYA instructors we can get you on the water and training in next to no time.
Winter powerboating in the UK is an exhilarating experience that offers unique advantages over the summer season. The tranquility, wildlife encounters, and breathtaking scenery make it an appealing option for both boating enthusiasts but also an opportunity for lesser experienced boaters to gain confidence. So, embrace the chill and enjoy the beauty of the UK’s waters during the winter months!