Safety Boat Service

Safer Waters is a unique service in Northern Ireland, established in 2020 to provide a Safety Boat service for water-based community events

Our safety boat service is there to support events such as: Sailing, Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Rowing Wind surfing etc. that have no safety cover of their own or may need additional resources.

We are a club with Charity status based in Bangor Marina but we will serve all communities ie. we will travel by sea and road to your costal or inland water location.

Our members have many years of experience providing safety boat services through sailing clubs hosting regional, national and international sailing events. More recently, we have supported open water swimming, skiffie, wind surfing and stand-up paddle boarding events.


Safer Waters is an RYA Recognised Training Center (RTC)

Safer Waters RTC offers quality training which is highly regarded worldwide due to the high standards governed by the RYA. Our courses help the local community as they provide the funding for us to provide our Safety Boat Services. RYA courses are based on comprehensive syllabi and course materials, and lead to certificates that are widely recognised and respected around the world.

  • Powerboat level 1 Start Powerboating (PB1)
  • Powerboat level 2 Handling (PB2)
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Marine Radio SRC Course and Exam
  • ICC  Assessment
  • Safety Boat


If you would like us to help with your event please contact us here and we will get back to you to discuss.


If you would be interested in joining our club please click here for further information and an application form.


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