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    Safety Boats

    SGBA has 2 identical Fox 440 power boats fitted with electric start and power tilt. The boats, new in 2013, are stable, comfortable and easy to handle.

    The boats are designated as 'Safety and Training' boats:

    1. Safety for assisting and supporting the safe conduct of waterborne activities.
    2. Training for the development of members skills in boat handling, pilotage, navigation, safety procedures.

    The boats can be booked by members who have passed their induction course. The cost is £10 for half a day, £20 for a full day.

    Please remember you must always wear a bouyancy aid or lifejacket when using any SGBA boat.

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    The club acquired a used safety boat from Dittisham Sailing Club in 2019. It has a robust hull with a pull start 6hp Yamaha outboard and is available to members who have passed their induction course.

  • Hiring the safety boats for personal use

    The SGBA safety boats are available to all SGBA members aged 18 or over to book online and use for their personal training and skill development subject to the following condition:

    • All applicants, including those with PB2, must successfully complete an Induction Course. You can book the Induction Course, or an SGBA PB2 course which includes it, through the Quartermaster (power).

    On successful completion, your name will go on the Register of safety boat helms and you will be able to book a safety boat for your personal use.

    Please note:

    1. To remain on the Register, you must hold PB2 or one of the SGBA Accepted Qualifications or complete a direct assessment.
    2. Digital copies of any relevant certificate must be emailed to the Sailing Secretary and the RYA Principal.
    3. You must operate Safety boats in compliance with the 'Conditions of use'. See below.

    You can book online through our booking system.

  • Conditions of use of the SGBA Safetyboats

    1. SGBA events will have priority when booking boat.
    2. Minimum age for booking and driving is 18.
    3. The Registered helm making the booking is responsible for the boat, the safety and conduct of crew (Max 5 inc helm), wearing buoyancy aids and compliance with maritime regulations.
    4. Boats must not enter, leave or be operated in Stoke Creek if the tide is less than 2.5m (approximately 3hrs either side of HW).
    5. Boats must always follow the deep channel when entering and leaving the Stoke creek. See Pilotage entering Stoke Gabriel Creek
    6. Boats must not be beached or enter water less than 1.5m deep.
    7. Landing is permitted only on Quays, wharfs and moorings subject to min depth 1.5m.
    8. If there is a breakdown, the helm is responsible for recovery of craft to SG pontoon berth and notification to Quartermaster (Power) within 3 hours of incident if the boat is immobilised.
    9. Boats must be returned for overnight mooring on the SG pontoon berth except with prior authorisation by an SGBA officer.
    10. Speed limit 6 Knots.
    11. Boats may not be used for hire or reward.
    12. Boat must not be taken beyond Totnes Bridge or Dartmouth Castle.
    13. After using a boat, the helm must send engine hours and fuel remaining to the Quartermaster (Power).
    14. Codes for obtain keys from key safe and the forward safety locker padlock will be advised when you are authorised to use the Safety Boats. Apply to the Quartermaster (Power) if you need this code.

    See also:

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    Securing the dories

    For a larger diagram see here

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    Safetyboat Fog Horns

    There has been some confusion about how these work.

  • Motor Boat List


    Name Type Built Location Description Maker Hull No
    BLUE HILLS FOX 440 Dory 2013 End of village pontoon White Plancraft GBOBB0046C1313
    MICHAEL B FOX 440 Dory 2013 End of village pontoon White Plancraft GBOBB0047C1313
    Carnival New Matic 370L (Rigiflex) ~2004 Ground floor club house Orange Jeanneau N/N


    Type Built Location Description Maker Serial No
    20HP 4-stroke Yamaha 2016 On FOX 440 Electric start; electric lift Yamaha 6AHKL1054155
    20HP 4-stroke Yamaha 2013 On FOX 440 Electric start; electric lift Yamaha 66AHKL1041390
    6HP 4-stroke Yamaha Long Shaft (F6CMHL) 2016 On Carnival Pull start Yamaha 6BX-1026266
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