Self-Drive Fishing Boat Hire

South East Charters

You Hire, You Drive, You Catch


South East Charters operate a Raider 18 sea fishing boat for ‘bare-boat’ charter (self-drive boat hire). The costs of owning a boat are extremely expensive these days, let us take away the running costs and maintenance and hire our Boat for the day.

We have the renowned Raider 18, this is an extremely safe and versatile angling boat. She has a 100hp Mercury four-stroke engine and is capable of over 30knots with 4 people on board. The boat is MCA Cat 4 coded and is fully equipped with all the safety equipment and features. Your cruising limits are 20 miles from a safe haven which allows you to explore the whole of the south coast. The boat comes with a VHF radio, Lowrance fish finder, Lowrance Plotter and Raymarine  Dragonfly Plotter/sounder with downvision sonar, just bring your rods and go!

What qualifications do I need?

Formal qualification of powerboat level 2 or higher is essential to charter our boat for insurance requirements and preferably should have a minimum 1 year, sea-going, boat-handling experience.

Even the most experienced skippers will have to familiarize   them selves with the boat prior to your first charter. We will conduct an extensive familiarization briefing. Depending on your experience this can take up to an hour. It is only necessary to complete this process once. For all subsequent charters you can simply arrive and go. Please call if you would like more information or to discuss your boating experience.


Prices and terms

Our boat is available for daily hire during daylight hours, subject to appropriate weather and crew ability, the boat is licensed for 4 persons and can be taken anywhere up to 20 miles from a safe haven

Formal qualifications of RYA Power Boat level 2 or higher  are essential and the skipper will need to demonstrate sufficient experience to safely handle the boat.

Charter cost is £140.- per tide (5 to 6 hours) or £200.- for the whole day (please call or see local tide times).

Included in the charter fee is:

  • Fully comprehensive insurance (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Full range of safety equipment including lifejackets, life-raft, flares.
  • Chart plotter, two sounders one with downvision capabilities, DSC Vhf radio.
  • Fuel – the boats is supplied at the start of your charter with 100L of fuel, you will get charged for fuel used at the end of the charter at local pump price.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Contact  Henk if you are interested in chartering the boat.



Marine Services & Boat Hire