Spitbank Fort, No Mans Fort and Horse Sands Fort are the three historic granite forts located at the Eastern entrance to the Solent between Portsmouth and Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. All three Forts are now owned and operated by Solent Forts.com
Spitbank Fort and No Mans Fort are now fabulous Hotel Restaurants run by Solent Forts.com.
At Hamble Powerboat Charters we were recently asked if we could transport a bride and groom on board Allegro from their Church service near Southampton out to Spitbank Fort for their reception.
We are incredibly excited to be able to do this for the bride and groom and also honoured to have gained the necessary permissions for the transfer with the cooperation of the Fort Boatmen and their RIB. The Forts are incredibly popular throughout the year and if you have a stay planned at one of the forts and would like to arrive in style or enjoy a trip on board one of our luxury cruisers as part of your stay on one of the Forts then we may be able to help.
The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Off-Shore Powerboat Race, Solent, 25th-26th August 2018
We had a superb weekend in 2017 when Hamble Powerboat Charters “Allegro” acted as team HQ boat for our friends at SUNUS Ocean Racing.
Over the course of the Weekend Sunus Ocean Racing, Tom Montgomery-Swan and then team mate Michal Galczewski took a superb second place overall and were the first outboard powered hull home just behind overall winners Halcyon Connect.
What was so enjoyable for us over the whole weekend was being able to get in among the action in the wet pits at Cowes Yacht Haven. The weather was superb being one of the hottest weekends of the year and near flat calm conditions to host and take out the SUNUS Ocean racing sponsors and partners on board Allegro.
We watched the racing from the start “funnel” of Cowes where the race boats accelerate up to top speed. An incredible sight and sound.
We watched the progress of the race live from on board Allegro using the race app YB Races and by the time we had finished lunch on board and our guests had popped open their second bottle Tom Montgomery-Swan in the Mercury Racing Sunus C273 entry was already almost at Torquay and averaging around 76mph.
On a calm and sunny day at the beginning of November our guest Ravi proposed to his lovely girlfriend Mani on board Allegro. While at anchor in Osborne Bay the crew made themselves scarce below deck for their special moment, and we are pleased to say Mani said yes!
It was a pleasure to meet them both and and a privilege to have them on board for such an important day. After a champagne celebration and much admiration of Mani’s impressive new engagement ring we headed for Cowes. We dropped them off at Cowes Yacht Haven for lunch at “Coast” restaurant in West Cowes before returning to Port Solent before sunset.
We wish them all the very best for their future together.
Contact us at Hamble Powerboat Charters if you are thinking of popping the question of a marriage proposal and we’ll provide the perfect location.