Frequently Asked Questions

Pure Latitude boat club offers you flexible and cost-effective access to a wide range of boats in exchange for a set fee per month/year. With just a simple 12 month commitment, boating has never been more flexible.

1. Get points when you join – some plans offer more points.

2. Choose how to spend your points – weekends and bigger boats require more points.

3. Book – months in advance or on the day. It’s up to you.

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We’ve made Pure Latitude as flexible as possible, so you can choose how and when you boat. So, for example, you can:

Skipper your own power, sail or inland boat when you just want to get on the water and away.

Arrange a training programme so you can improve your skills or polish up slightly tarnished ones.

Take part in an adventurous cruise or prestigious race, including Round the Island or the Fastnet.

And much more!

When you book a boat for a day, it is available to you for a 24 hour period. So if you book for a Saturday, it is available to you from 7pm Friday until 7pm Saturday.

Members can book anything from 1-8 consecutive days in a single block, so overnight stays and multi day trips are a popular choice with our members.

Yes. We build excess capacity into the system to provide you with short notice availability. If you want to book a boat for tomorrow, you can do through our online booking system. With a whole fleet to choose from, boat availability is instantly multiplied.

You can book online using any device. Simply:

Login to your online account.
Choose when you want to boat.
Check availability of your preferred boat type.
Turn up and cast off.

Standardly we offer 12 month plans, but please get in touch to understand the discounts available for a longer commitment.

We recognise that qualifications are only an indicator of proficiency and our members have a wide range of experience levels and hold a variety of formal qualifications. In short, we require you to demonstrate a basic competence in skippering the boats you wish to use. For both our sailing yachts and motorboats, the guideline minimum is RYA Dayskipper theory and practical certificates plus 5 days skippering experience in UK tidal waters. For outboard driven powerboats the minimum requirement is RYA Powerboat Level 2, plus 2 days skippering experience in UK tidal waters.

Remember that, whatever your experience, we can provide the necessary training to get you to the required level of competence.

We are a certified Royal Yachting Association training center. So whether you are taking to the water for the first time, newly qualified or just feel a little rusty, our RYA sailing courses provide a safe, yet challenging environment in which to improve your skills. It’s being confident and capable that makes getting out on the water fun and relaxing for both you and your crew.

Points cannot be carried over. We commit to a high level of fixed cost based on the demand that members sign up to and this cost is largely unaffected by usage. Membership is like ownership in this sense – but substantially cheaper and with more flexibility.

Yes, all boats are insured for accidental damage. Members are liable for repair costs up to a maximum of £2000.

It goes without saying that safety is paramount and we believe our standards to be amongst the highest in the industry. All our boats are MCA coded so carry all the required safety gear and indeed exceed commercial standards in many areas. We operate a proactive maintenance programme with frequent and regular inspections.

Yes simply call the office on 02380 001234 to arrange a visit at your convenience. We also hold open days for you to talk to current PL members and see the booking system live.