Griffin Marine Services.  Rib hire and sales.  Powerboat courses and tuition.  Isle of Wight based.

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Griffin Marine Services was established in 2002 and is the leading Motor Cruising Powerboat and PWC training centre on the Isle of Wight and South Coast. The Principal Tim Griffin has been involved in teaching since 1987 and has a passion for all things on the water. As a Powerboat and PWC Trainer of Instructors you can be sure that you will learn with the best.

Based in East Cowes Marina and The Classic Boat Museum on the Isle of Wight. We are a leading training provider for the RYA and the Royal Lifesaving Society UK.

We operate throughout the year and all wet weather gear lifejackets and log books and certificates are included in the appropriate course fee.

We are passionate about our training and offer a broad range of courses to get you started afloat.
Getting to the Island is easy from all parts of the UK. We are close to Portsmouth, Southampton, Hamble, Lymington and Poole and are five minutes from the busy Solent waters that has such a diverse amount of Ports, Harbours and Creeks that we visit on our courses. They say if you can do it here you can do it anywhere, we are in the best place to offer you some fantastic training areas and amazing scenery.

We are a specialist RYA Motor cruising, Powerboat and PWC Training Centre and are part of the RYA Active Marina Programme. We also can arrange Commercial Courses and Exams as well as Instructor courses in the following Motor Cruising, Powerboat and PWC. We also offer courses for the Superyacht Industry from Deck Crew/Tender Drivers to PWC Instructors. Your learning needs always come first with us and courses are arranged around your time, this allows us to be more flexible than other schools and we can always tailor our courses to suit you.

We hope that after looking through our website you decide to come and join us for your training if you have any questions please feel free to email or call us as we are here to help and want to match you to the right course suitable for your training needs.

We also offer RYA VHF DSC, First Aid at Sea, Sea Survival, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Radar and Navigation Courses from Day skipper up to the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Level. RLSS UK Beach Lifeguard, Inshore Rescue Boat, Rescue Water Craft, Malibu Board, Paddle craft, First Aid, AED and O2, Survive and Save and Rookie Lifeguard Courses.

Our clients have included:-

  • Ryde Inshore Lifeboat
  • Freshwater Inshore Lifeboat
  • International Rescue Corps
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • Norfolk Sea Fisheries Protection Agency
  • Members of Dorset Police Marine Unit
  • Members of Hampshire Police
  • Bournemouth Lifeguards
  • The RNLI Yacht Club
  • Isle of Wight Lifeguards
  • Sandown Bay Lifeguards
  • Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat.
To offer to you our clients top quality instruction using the very best equipment, making you a competent boat handler and giving you a great time afloat, ensuring we give value for money with competitive pricing when you compare our location and equipment and passion.

We have Princess V 40 Motor Cruiser on twin out-drives and a Beneteau 9.8 Motor Cruiser on twin shaft drives a Solent rib 6.9 metres with a 200 HP Evinrude Outboard and a Bombardier 130GTS PWC, all our craft are MCA coded and maintained to the highest standard.


Griffin Marine Services, 4 Hampshire Crescent, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5RX.  01983 826026 - 07876 623124