Client Feedback
What some of our customers have had to say about their experience aboard “Lismore Castle”:-


Just a short note from Stella and me to thank you so much for the excellent, even magical, cruise on Saturday afternoon. We both enjoyed an absolutely brilliant time and to sail into Ryde Marina was a huge plus for us both .....

Regards, John


Thank you very much for our cruise on Saturday 17th September. The atmosphere was very relaxing, and your local knowledge and enthusiasm to answer all the questions added greatly to the day ................................

On behalf of the Derek and Dean birthday crew

Best regards, Dean


This is just a line to say once again what a great day out that you and Rob gave us. We couldn't have asked for better and the slick organistion and the friendly laid back atmosphere will long be remembered by all of us................................................

Best Regards, Tony

Sorry this has taken so long but we went away straight after our boat trip. Just wanted to say thank you for a great trip around the harbour (25 Aug). My mother really enjoyed it. She said it made her birthday....................................... I will definitely recommend you if the situation arises.

Regards, Karen

Dear Peter,

I really must write to say a huge thank you for the lovely day we all had on Sunday. It was obvious to all that Anne was over the moon with the experience of piloting your Fairline – thank you for making it all possible.

I feel a bit of a cheat because I did so little to organize the celebration of Anne’s 60th. I just made the initial call to you and then sat back while you arranged the whole package.

Everything was great – your cooperation and flexibility: the flowers were perfection – please convey our thanks to the florist: the buffet was excellent – please thank your caterer too.

The whole trip felt more like an outing in a family friend’s boat – it was brilliant and we can’t thank you and Robert for making the day so enjoyable, anywhere near enough .....................................................

Sincere thanks

Paul B

Dear Peter and Robert,

Thank you both so much for a fantastic day out on Saturday for Laurence's birthday and for all your effort on our behalf at such short notice.

It far exceeded our expectations and everyone (young and older!) enjoyed themselves immensely.

We loved everything - the boat, the beautiful surroundings, the glorious weather, the feeling of absolute freedom and relaxation as we cruised in Chichester Harbour and beyond and the thrill of seeing the Round the White Race. But what made the day, above everything else, was your hospitality. You provided such good company and personal service and made us so welcome that we felt as if we were with old friends.

Needless to say, Laurence thoroughly appreciated the opportunity to ' take the helm' and we had so much fresh air that we all slept like logs when we got home.

Thanks to you, we were able to enjoy a unique experience which we could never have gained ourselves and which we will never forget!

With kind regards and all good wishes,



“ Just to let you know we have received your invoice for this Charter to film
the Bognor Birdman competition.

I didn't get the chance to thank you personally so just wanted to say thank
you for all of your help in what were pretty difficult circumstances.
Despite the swell and the winds and the tide and the current and the rocking
we got some pretty good images to complement the cameras we had on dry land.
So, thank you. Lets hope we can do it again next year! “

Best, Mark Lewis


"I am planning to buy my first boat soon but with no sailing experience I
was worried about navigation in and out of harbours. The trip on Lismore
Castle between Chichester and Portsmouth, demonstrating the use of charts,
GPS and identifying the different types of marker buoys put my mind at ease.
It was also a very enjoyable way to spend four hours on a sunny (mostly)
Sunday afternoon!"

All the best, Ian

“A sincere "Thank You" for providing a personalised, wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable four hours with yourself and crew on Lismore Castle.

It was a bonus to be able to see where our location was on the computer as we were going along and to be able to consult the chart of Chichester Harbour and surrounding locations.

Journey was carefully pre-planned taking into account weather conditions and tide tables.

A most enlightening commentary during our charter voyage from Chichester Marina through Itchenor Reach to Bembridge and return.

We highly recommend Fairway Marine Services Ltd for family and personal celebratory events and commemorative occasions.

We certainly look forward to chartering Lismore Castle again.

Again, many thanks,” Pat and Leanne


Just a quick thank you for the trip last week. I enjoyed it so much - it was great to be out on the bumpy stuff again.

It did my confidence a lot of good, as my instincts regarding the sea state seemed to agree with yours! It was also good to get to grips with a twin engined boat. Your encouragement meant a lot and has given me a firmer resolve to swap to a larger boat in the future.

My next move will probably be a coastal skipper's course and I may well ask you to take me out again to do some preparatory work ready for the course.

Many thanks again, regards,



Just a message to say thank you again for a great time on Saturday. We all enjoyed ourselves very much and felt at home on the boat which was very comfortable.

We felt we had properly celebrated our special day. Thank you both for being so friendly and welcoming.