RSM - Event guide for January

01 January 2019

It's a brand new year and you may have lots of good intentions to try something new this year. We must admit, there isn't a massive amount happening during January, that said, what is on offer is pretty cool and the best thing (we think) is that they are all easily accessible by boat. 

If you have stumbled onto our event guide a quick message to let you know who RIB Shack Marine are. RIB Shack run a shared ownership scheme for Ribeye Ribs, Four Winns and Axopar boats. Allowing our owners to purchase a 25% share in their chosen boat and use it for 13 weeks each year. We look after the boat, maintain and keep her clean and ready to get out on the water whenever she is needed.

For our owners, it means they can own a boat at a fraction of the cost of buying one outright. As they are pre-assigned their usage, it means they can block the dates off in their calenders are are more likely to use the boat when it's their week. If extra time is needed, maybe they have a friend coming to visit or it's going to be a nice weekend, not a problem. They contact us and we chat to the other owners to allow for ad-hoc usage. Last and by no means least, we manage and maintain every boat in the fleet - so the owners can simply step aboard, have fun and drop her back. We'll fill her up, clean her and get her all prepped for the next owner. 

If this sounds like the boat ownership scheme you've been waiting for, please get in contact 023 8033 6197. We've been keeping our owners happy since 2004. 

We hope that you have a fabulous January and a wonderful start to 2019. 

Brownsea Bird Boats10th Jan from 10-2pm, 20th Jan from 9-1pm, 3rd Feb from 9-1pm

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have all partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island's wonderful wildlife at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK and offer a two hour landing on Brownsea Island with an exclusive guided tour around the lagoon. We will be offering a second boat on each date running an hour later if required. Please be aware that the boats may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. We will contact you in advance if this is likely to happen.

Guided Walk: The Cliff Top (Bembridge and Culver Down) Wednesday 9 Jan 10-12pm

If you'd like an invigorating start to the new year, our three mile, guided walk will take you across the downs, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and landscape below.

Meet at the car park next to Bembridge Fort (PO36 8QY). Please wear appropriate clothing and stout footwear for the weather on the day and terrain. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Burns Night on HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Friday 25th Jan from 7-11.40pm

Put on your kilt (or black tie) and come aboard HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for this evening of traditional food and entertainment to celebrate the life of famous Scottish Poet, Robert Burns. 

Guided Walk: Birdwatching at Newtown - Sunday 27th Jan from 10-12pm and Saturday 16th Feb from 10-12pm

Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the winter migrants of Newtown. If you're new to birdwatching, then join our short guided walk around the creeks, meadows and woods of Newtown. Discover which birds have arrived for the winter and which live here all year round. Learn how to identify their birdsong and record those that you've seen.

Meet at Newtown Visitor Point, next to the National Trust car park, PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906).

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear suitable clothing.

Address Unit 3, Endeavour Building, Shamrock Quay, William Street, Southampton, SO14 5QL

RIB Shack Marine

Telephone Number 023 8033 6197

Email Address info@ribshackmarine.co.uk