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Sea Start can confidently recommend Marine 16’s products – Diesel Fuel Maintenance and Diesel Bug Treatment. Sea Start has been successfully using and recommending Marine 16’s products for several years. We have received excellent feedback both from pleasure and commercial boat users. The growth of bacteria can be extremely rapid,…[Read More]

Winter is coming…

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What a fantastic Indian summer we had but the colder weather is inevitable so we should start to prepare our boats. The obvious thing, once when we have decided that we are not going to use the boat, is to fully winterise the engine but if you intend to keep…[Read More]

New Sea Start Rib is launched – powered by Honda!

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As reported in our last E-Newsletter, the build for the new Sea Start RIB was well underway. The new RIB has now joined the fleet at Hamble and is in active service attending breakdowns. Powered by twin Honda 135hp engines and capable of 45 knots, with striking yellow and black…[Read More]

Don’t Delay! Book A Diesel Engine Course Today!


The aim of the RYA Diesel Engine Course is to prevent you breaking down at sea. However, if you do experience mechanical problems this course will give you the confidence to carry out simple diagnostics. Don’t worry if you have no knowledge of engines or limited mechanical ability – you…[Read More]

Diesel Engine Course 2012 -2013 Dates Now Available

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Please phone 0800 885500 to book your place on a RYA Diesel Engine Course. Only £94.00 for Sea Start Members! Non-members are charged £99.00. Dates now available for October, November, December 2012 and January, February, March 2013.

RYA diesel engine book on sale at Sea Start

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The RYA Diesel Engine Handbook features Sea Start’s Nick Eales presenting tips on diesel maintenance and it is available for just £16.99 from Sea Start. Visit Sea Start’s online shop at and you can purchase the Handbook online and become an diesel engine expert in no time. Also visit…[Read More]

Sea Start partners Ancasta

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Sea Start have partnered up with the Ancasta network offering new boat owners in select areas 4 months free membership. With a heavy events programme scheduled for this year and storming brokerage sales Ancasta are busier than ever. Did you know that the Ancasta Network sold 683 boats last year?…[Read More]

Propeller maintenance

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Remember, your Sea Start membership includes first-aid assistance should your propeller become fouled. One of the types of breakdowns that is on the increase is fouled propellers. This is mostly likely caused by the amount of debris in the sea. We have found all manner of things around propellers including…[Read More]

New Sea Start RIB for 2009 fleet

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A powerful new all weather RIB is to be added to the Sea Start fleet for the 2009 season. The boat will be 7 metres in length and is nearing completion at a building yard in Lymington and will be launched in April. The RIB is powered by twin Honda…[Read More]

No rest over the winter for Sea Start!

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While the summer season is inevitably the busiest period for calls for assistance from Sea Start members, the winter was surprisingly busy. More and more yachts seem to be out on the water on the bright (and not so bright) winter days and Sea Start received 15% more calls over…[Read More]

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