About Boaty

About Boaty


Learn more about our boat, The Free Spirit

Boaty is our brand name for our small family business, with ‘Free Spirit’ being our newest boat, and indeed one of Cornwall’s newest passenger speedboat RIBs. With it’s two powerful engines, and seating for 12 passengers, your trip will be as safe as it will be thrilling.

In fact, your Boaty trip will see you skippered on the day by either Jeremy, my son Tom or my brother John. We all have our advanced power boat licences and between us, have over 80 years seafaring experience. Furthermore, 2 of our skippers are helms of the local Port Isaac lifeboat and we all come from 5th or 6th generation of fisherman out of our historical village. You’ll be in very capable and experienced hands.

Our newest boat, The Free Spirit, is a 33 foot passenger ‘RIB’, known for it’s excellent safety and ability to give a safe, but thrilling ride. If you like your tech, you’ll no doubt be pleased to know that she is kitted out with the most up to date electronics including GPS Plotter, Radar and even Fish Finder.

Safety is paramount on every trip. In fact, if we aren’t confident enough with conditions or forecasts, we won’t sail, and whilst we appreciate that it may be disappointing to have a trip cancelled at short notice, the safety of passengers is of obvious paramount importance.

Safety equipment on board is provided and all passengers are asked to wear a life jacket. But, you will need to remember to bring your sense of adventure, along with a warm and dry set of clothing (even if it’s warm on shore, it can get chilly at sea).