The club has two launches, Prawn and Shrimp, which are provided for those club members with cruising yachts moored on the Hamble and are available for use on a 24 hour a day basis to check your vessel or run stores and gear etc. Prawn the larger launch (diesel engine) is substantial enough to tow boats to and from their moorings in the event of mechanical failure, whereas Shrimp has a 10hp outboard.
Members who wish to make use of these launches must be suitably qualified (e.g. a RYA Powerboat level 2 with displacement qualification) and are required to complete the Application Form and pay a £40 fee (plus £5 for a key to the key box) for the period October to September. Once signed up to use the launches, the launch fee will be taken annually by direct debit and the period will run from 1 October through to 30 September, in line with membership subscription. The fee will be £40.
The bosuns or Rear Commodore Sailing go through the use of the launches with member who have not used them before.
Everyone using a launch MUST wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket.
- Monday to Thursday 3 hours max
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 hours max October- March
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1½ hour max April- September
Members must fill in the log book held in the key box with their name, time of drawing the key and mobile phone number. They must ensure that the keys are promptly returned at the end of the period of use, not forgetting to fill in the time of returning the key and also any problems/faults or damage.