• Maritime Coastguard Agency Coded Vessels

  • Commercially Endorsed Skippers

  • Experienced Crew

  • Full Public Liability Insurance

  • Flexible and professional service

  • Competitive prices

  • Customisable boats transported to any location


We have two Coded RHIB vessels; Endurance and Stormborn.  Endurance is an 8m RHIB which is coded for ten passengers and two crew.  It can be partially covered to protect passengers or equipment from the elements.  All ten passenger seats are removable to suit specific charter needs.

Our second Coded RHIB is a 10.5m which has an enclosed cabin and storage.  The rear passenger area can also be enclosed easily and quickly.  This RHIB is coded for twelve passengers and two crew.  The seats are also removable to suit specific charter needs.

We have a range of shallow draft RHIBs which can access shallow depth areas where larger Rigid Hull boats cannot get to.  We have a rigid Whaly 500R capable of entering caves and beach landings.

Skippers & Crew

We have two full-time commercially endorsed Skippers and a further two commercially endorsed Skippers and crew available.  We are in a position to hire in further coded vessels and skippers if required.

Offshore Crew Transfer Capability

Our boats and Skippers have a proven track record of transferring personnel and equipment in complete safety.   We have completed successful crew transfers from commercial ships at sea, during filming operations at sea and during cross channel rowing events.

Safety Boat

Inland Waterways, Inshore and Offshore

We are experienced in providing safety boat services to support inland waterways, inshore and offshore commercial operations. With a variety of safety boats, we are able to match the right boat to both the job and the budget.

All of the safety boats on our fleet are road transportable. This allows us to deploy to any location.

We have provided safety boat for filming work, for inshore water events, and offshore water events such as kite-surfing, rowing race, cross channel swimming and sailing regattas.  Support crews can travel onboard our RHIB.

Survey Work

Our boats are suitable for survey work and our Skippers are experienced in various types of survey work in different locations.  We are able to offer survey work in areas ranging from streams, rivers, canals, lakes, and reservoirs right up to 150nm offshore.

Wide Range of Surveys

We have provided survey boats to companies covering a range of civil engineering surveys and environmental surveys.

Aerial Survey

Our survey boats are also used to launch and recover drones suitable for aerial surveys to include mapping, HD photography, filming, infrared survey etc. Applications also include inspection of structures and surveys of cliffs for geological or ornithological examination with no disturbance to the cliff and flora, and only minor noise disturbance to fauna.

News and Broadcast Media

We supply boats for news and broadcast including specialist sports media.

Registered Vendor to the BBC.

TV Production and Motion Picture Films

We have supplied camera boats to a wide range of media and film production companies. Our credits include the HBO series Game of Thrones ®, Walt Disney’s Artemis Fowl, BBC Getaways, BBC Barra on the Bann, and productions for a local non-profit company, Lough Neagh Partnership.

We are able to produce risk assessments along with all of the correct certification for our boats and skippers. We carry full insurance for this type of commercial work to specifically include media work as opposed to standard passenger insurance.

We can offer boats for location scouting, camera work, set safety or just transporting cast & crew from Location to Base. Each boat comes with an experienced skipper who is commercially endorsed.  We can also remove T Top from RHIB Endurance to give uninterrupted 360 degree camera views.

Drone Cameras

We can launch and land these very popular cameras on the back of our boat allowing some great shots out to sea.

Contact Us

Email:  abhainncruises@btinternet.com

Call/text/WhatsApp Lynn:  +44(0) 7845 370231

“Excellent service with a very competent team. Responses to texts and emails to keep us posted was excellent and the banter was good too.”

Niall F.

“Tim and his crew at Abhainn Cruises supplied support cover to me when I Kite-surfed along the north coast to Rathlin Island for charity. They couldn’t have been easier to deal with and I knew I was in safe hands if anything happened. Their boat is superb. I would thoroughly recommend them for safety cover and also for getting out and about around our coast.”

Alan B.

Professional, experienced, and flexible service.