Our guests arrived via coach at our berth at Swanwick Marina and were greeted with a champagne reception aboard their luxury motor cruiser for the day, "Life's a Dream". We had a packed itinerary beginning with taking in the sights of Portsmouth Harbour including great views of the aircraft carrier, "Alliance" and the historic Solent Sea Forts. Everyone had a chance to get behind the wheel of "Life's a Dream" and feel the thrill for themselves. After a delicious lunch at the historic Island Sailing Club based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, we made our way back down the sea coast with a surprise spot of five cruise liners, which haven't been seen together in the Solent for quite some. A great day, with lovely weather and fab company...what more could you want!
Enjoy a day on the water soaking up the atmosphere of the RORC's "Race the Wight" Regatta on 1st August 2020 with your family or household "bubble" aboard our Luxury Motor Cruiser, "Life's A Dream"
The race replaces the originally scheduled "Channel Race". You'll have a great vantage point to see the boats travel anti-clockwise around the Isle of Wight crossing the Royal Yacht Squadron starting line to the west, round the Needles lighthouse, pass St Catherine’s Point & round Bembridge Ledge buoy.
Relax in style, take in the Solent sights and breathe in the atmosphere with us. For more information, give us a call on 07843 266 833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy some fish for dinner?
Bradleys Fish are an independent fishmonger based in Cabin Boatyard, Bursledon, SO31, where you'll find some lovely locally sourced sea bass. We thought we'd share a bit of fishy recipe inspiration with you, just in case you need some fresh ideas. This one caught our eye....
Seabass with tomatoes & pine nuts
Here's how we keep "Life's A Dream" in tip top condition for our guests to enjoy.
After a busy season on the water, the elements can leave our Motor Cruiser looking a little less shiny.
We start by giving her a well earned rest at the end of the summer by securing her back in her berth at Swanwick Marina, Southampton where she will stay safely tucked away until the warmer weather returns in the Spring. This gives us the chance to give her a good scrub inside and out, check her thoroughly for any wear and tear, scrub her bottom, anti foul and revarnish her deck when required. As Spring approaches we'll get her ready for action by cutting & polishing her hull and inspecting all safety equipment including life jackets. The Surveyor will also pay her a visit to check that all is shipshape too. It doesn't stop there! Once she's been carefully placed back into the water, a deep clean is performed to make sure she's ready to go for our first guests of the year. After each and every charter the cleaning process, including upholstery, kicks into action again to make sure she's always looking her best for you all to enjoy.
Looking for a luxury charity auction idea?
Aqua Therapy Marine Charters offers Luxury Motor Cruiser Experiences for up to 10 people. Sell over the reserve and raise money for your chosen charity.
Contact us on 07843 266 833 to discuss your requirements. We can help you put together an experience to treasure for years to come.
We've had a great summer and visited some superb restaurants with our guests. One of our regular lunch stops is based in beautiful Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight. After a morning spent visiting various local sights in Southampton Water on board our Luxury Motor Cruiser, we'll whizz you up to the jetty situated just below The Hut Restaurant in our RIB, Shockwave. The Hut has beautiful views and a lovely seafood menu to choose from. After a leisurely lunch we'll pick you up and welcome you back onboard "Life's a Dream"
End of year exams can be a pretty stressful time for our teens and what better way to celebrate the end of the school year than relaxing with your mates on our Sports Cruiser, "Life's a Dream"... Our day began with a meet and greet at 10am then, after casting off from our berth at Swanwick Marina we headed off into the Solent to take in the sights of beautiful Alum Bay and The Needles. The sea air can certainly give you an appetite and we decided to stop off at "Salty's" , a well known restaurant in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, that serves a cracking fish & chips. After a leisurely lunch we headed back out onto the water, where our guests got the chance, with careful instruction and guidance from the Skipper, to get behind the wheel of "Life's a Dream" and take her for a spin. After all that excitement, a bit shopping and an ice cream in Cowes went down very well before heading back to our berth in Swanwick Marina.
What could be better than a day spent relaxing aboard our " Luxury Sports Cruiser, "Life's a Dream"? . Our guests were met with a glass of bubbles at Swanwick Marina while we discussed our itinerary for the weekend. This included spectacular views of the Queen Mary 2, a whizz around the Solent Forts, they had a fascinating tale to tell and a delicious lunch at "The Hut" Restaurant in beautiful Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight. "The Hut" can be reached by land, sea and air and our RIB "Shockwave" could easily anchor off the front of the restaurant for drop off's and pick up's. After a leisurely lunch and taking in "Alum Bay" and "The Needles" we headed off to Poole Harbour, where we spend the evening at "Rick Stein's" Restaurant, which had beautiful views over the harbour. After an overnight stay, we met "Life's a Dream" in the harbour and motored our way back to Swanwick Marina.
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The Hermione is a 32-gun Concorde-class frigate fitted for 12-pounder guns, completed in Rochefort by the Asselin organisation in 2014. She is a reproduction of the 1779 Hermione, which achieved fame by ferrying General La Fayette to the United States in 1780 to allow him to rejoin the American side in the American Revolutionary War.