What a skipper is and what they do

Safety Boat Services operates all over the UK and in parts of Europe. Among other things we can supply clients with a first rate skipper & crew hire service. We have more than 25 years of experience behind us. As a result, we have a lot of knowledge and can cater for any unique needs. In addition, we make sure our people follow the IMO guidelines while they are at work.

If you are new to travelling by boat, chances are you don’t know what a skipper is. Luckily, we are here to explain all the finer points of skippers and skipper charter. This can help to show why you need to hire a professional for any kind of marine construction job, including crew transport.

What does a skipper do?

With skipper charter, you rent a boat alongside a professional crew. Within the crew, there is a captain/skipper who holds responsibility for manoeuvring the vehicle. In many instances, other crew members shall be present to assist them too. Skippered charter is what you would typically employ for bigger boats. Here, you will normally require a captain/skipper with experience as well as documented special nautical skills.

Benefits to working with skippers

What a skipper is and what they do

There are several advantages to working with a skipper. For example, they have the skills to manoeuvre the boat with precision. This can make it easier to dock at various points, including tricky offshore installations.

The biggest advantage of choosing a professional skipper is the amount of experience they have. This gives them the knowledge of how, when, and why. They understand the weather conditions, local waters, and culture far more than anyone else. This can result in a far better and much safer service.

It is also the skipper that shall carry the burden of ensuring the crew and boat is safe. With that in mind you want the right person, ensuring they are reliable and competent.

The best source of skipper & crew hire

At Safety Boat Services, we see to it that the right people are there handling your boat. This is true whether it is a work vessel, survey boats, vessels policing exclusion zones, or crew transport. The people on our teams come with all the required certificates like VHF, Sea Survival, and First Aid. If you want to use our skipper & crew hire service yourself, please get in touch with us. We hope to hear from you soon.