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About Duck-2-Water

A passion for boating

Duck-2-Water was founded in 2001 by Paul Drake. As an enthusiastic boat owner for many years, it was always Paul’s dream to make his passion for boating into a way of life and a career.

Paul is the Principal of the Duck-2-Water RYA Sea School, as well as being the lead skipper for boat charters, accompanied trips and cruises in company.

Duck-2-Water’s home base is Ocean Village Marina in Southampton SO14 3XB, UK with access to the Solent, the South Coast of England, France and the Channel Islands. We are planning to go ‘international’ soon with the first of our sea schools in Playa Blanca in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

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Our Aim

Our team of skippers and instructors have all been carefully selected for their boat handling, local knowledge and skills in imparting their knowledge to others in a calm and confident manner.

Our aim is to provide a full and comprehensive service to boating enthusiasts. If you would like to buy your first boat, we are here to listen to what you are trying to achieve and give completely impartial advice, so that you purchase the right yacht charter for you. When you need to gain confidence or qualifications, our RYA Sea School can help at all levels. If you need to buy items for your boat charter, contact our Discount Chandlery for prices. We will even look after your boat so that all you have to do is step on board and drive away.

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Charter & Events Management

Our Charter and Event Management team have been working in the marine industry for many years, gaining the contacts and knowledge to make any event a success. You can rest assured that whatever type of event you book, each and every detail will be checked and attended to, as we understand the importance of everything running like clockwork.

Duck-2-Water arranges and manages events of any type and size, whether it is a private charter for a special occasion, or a corporate charter for valued clients and colleagues. Days on the water for 2 people or 250 – whatever you have in mind, we are here to help.

All of our services have been carefully researched and put together to offer the boating enthusiast a professional, high quality ‘one stop shop’ for whatever you may need.

Click here to view full information of power charter boats, charter sailing boats and charter RIBS available.

RYA Training Courses

Duck-2-Water offer a complete range of RYA practical powerboat training and RYA theory courses. This covers everyone from complete beginners, right through to experienced boaters. We want learning to master the techniques needed to be both exciting and rewarding. With this in mind, we try to keep courses friendly and relaxing. Our aim is to help you learn and develop confidence in your skills.

Charter a Yacht

We offer a carefully selected fleet of Yachts’ to offer a wide variety of luxury, quality and performance. From power boat charter, luxury motor yachts, RIBs and unique sailing yachts, we are confident that we have something for you. Whatever the occasion for your corporate charter or private hire..

Get in touch

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