MANTA RAY is quite unique in the UK, being a 10.6 metre Swiftcat built to comply with the MCA category 2. and is fully certified to operate up to 60 miles from a safe haven.
The hull was developed in South Africa and is assisted with Hydra-Foils. This combined with being powered by twin F300B Yamaha outboard engines enables MANTA RAY to achieve speeds in excess of 45 knots, and cruise at 35 kts, which means that our journey time to Alderney in the Channel Isles in under 2 hrs and the mid- channel wrecks in 45 mins, which gives the anglers far more time fishing.
BOAT AND SAFETY
Manta Ray is fitted with a flushing toilet. Hot tea and coffee are provided free of charge when sea conditions allow. We have insulated fish storage Rod Storage. live bait tanks. Quality rods and reels are available to hire if you don’t have your own. We carry a full range of tackle in case you have forgotten something, which we are happy to hire out to the angler.
Please pay for any of Manta Ray's equipment or tackle that you loose or break due to misuse.
Manta Ray is fully equipped with Radar,2 GPS, Plotter, 2 VHF Radio, 2 Fish Finders , Radar and all safety equipment to comply with MCA category 2.
Our safety equipment includes:
First Aid Kit
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.
Tom has always been drawn to the sea, be it on a surf board, out on leisure boats or diving to explore what lies beneath.
After picking up a fishing rod and catching his first fish nearly 20 years ago on a small fishing boat with his father, Tom’s love for fishing continues. His father, Paul, can be seen regularly crewing for Tom on board.
Over the years, collecting both experience and merit on different types of vessel, He is now the proud skipper of Manta Ray.
We offer various commercial charter services including:
Safety boat work
Coastal and offshore surveys
Scientific surveys and observations
Corporate days out and team-building