Boats & Safety
Both Silver Spray and Silver Spray ll offer angling charters from Poole, Dorset. Both boats are built to fully comply with all required UK safety standards. Both boats being catamarans are very stable, and can comfortably fish in conditions where mono-hulls would be uncomfortable. Both boats are fitted with a flushing toilet. Hot tea and coffee are provided free of charge when sea conditions allow. We have insulated fish storage, live bait tanks and rod storage. First class rods and reels are available if you don’t have your own. We carry a full range of tackle in case you have forgotten something. Please pay for any of Silver Spray’s equipment or tackle that you loose
Silver Spray is a Cat Fish 38 aluminium catamaran. She was purpose built at Hayling Island in 2005 for charter angling and is 38 feet long by 16 feet in beam. There is an enormous 300 square feet of deck space and 100 feet of gunnel length which means that 12 anglers can fish in comfort. Silver Spray has been refitted in 2015 with twin Iveco 420 HP diesel engines which give a cruising speed of 17 knots with a full crew. 8 anglers can sit in comfort in our wheelhouse which is heated in winter. Silver Spray is fully equipped with Radar, 3 GPS, Plotter, 2 VHF Radio, 2 Fishfinder and all safety equipment to comply with MCA category 2.
Silver Spray ll is a BW Seacat Speed 11m catamaran She was purpose built in Portchester, Hamshire in 2011 for charter angling and is 36 feet long by 15 feet in beam. Featuring a “walk around wheelhouse design” there is an enormous 300 square feet of deck space and 100 feet of gunnel length which means that 12 anglers can fish in comfort. Silver Spray ll has twin Nanni 200HP diesel engines which give a cruising speed of 17 knots with a full crew. 8 anglers can sit in comfort in our wheelhouse which is heated in winter. Silver Spray ll is fully equipped with Radar, 2 GPS, Plotter, 2 VHF Radio, Fishfinder and all safety equipment to comply with MCA category 2.
Our safety equipment includes:
- Life raft
- First Aid Kit
- VHF radios
- Life rings
At the start of each trip you will be given a safety briefing.
Your skipper is fully trained and certified in first aid and safety at sea.
Each passenger is required to read this Safety Notice before embarking on any trip Silver Spray. This notice will be displayed on our website so that you are able to read it before coming on your trip. For many regular anglers and seafarers this will seem like common sense but these guidelines are provided to help you prevent injury through your own actions. We on Silver Spray pride ourselves on taking the best level of care of you while you are on board. We are fully qualified and have a complete inventory of up to date safety aids. You will be given a safety briefing by your skipper before setting sail for the day. If anything is unclear please ask your skipper. Your skipper will be using his full range of skills and will be concentrating to ensure your safety and the safe navigation of the boat.
There are certain areas where you have to take special care and be responsible for your own safety:
- Drinking alcohol and taking recreational drugs is not permitted on our boats.
- Please take care when moving around the boat at all times. Take care to hold on to minimise the risk of falling over and be careful where you tread – the nature of fishing boats can mean obstacles are often in your way. Pay particular attention when entering and leaving the cabin. Be especially careful when it is rough or when there is wash from another vessel. If you need to move about under these conditions please let the skipper know otherwise please remain seated.
- Please be very careful when you get on and off the boat. You are not allowed to board or alight without permission of the skipper who will make sure the boat is safely moored up. Don’t board or alight with both hands full of gear as you will have no hands free to hold on. Take special care on steps which might have slippery green sea weed or on the dock area where there can be trip hazards.
- Please be very careful not to get your hands trapped between the dock and the boat when coming alongside or when the boat is leaving.
- Please be very careful when using knives to cut bait and fish and return them to their storage when you have finished with them. Be especially careful when moving around under rough conditions with a knife in your hands.
- Take care with sharp hooks especially in combination with heavy leads.
- Please handle the fish carefully. Some fish like bass, bream, rays and gurnards have sharp spines. Others like dogfish and tope have rough skin which can cause abrasions. Congers, ling, ray and tope amongst others have the ability to injure by biting. Your skipper will be pleased to help you handle your catch safely.
Silver Spray Maritime Ltd does not accept responsibility if you choose not to comply with these safety guidelines.
S A Cumming S J Cumming
Poole, March 2019