Welcome to MVS Poole – we change lives

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Can you help support the MVS in Poole?

Find out about our growing fleet of vessels

You could be using them all… See more

Supporting Poole Harbour Control

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Maritime committal services… Find out more

Commit your loved ones to the sea

Re-building our maritime history… find out more

The Tom Sherrin restoration project

Exciting announcement!

We’re now part of BH Coastal Lottery. This means you can support us and be in with a chance of winning money in return.


Are you looking for a fun, fulfilling and rewarding pastime that will give you opportunities to become involved in the local maritime scene and give you new skills? Or perhaps you already have those skills and want to use them to benefit others. If so, MVS Poole could be the charity for you.

Based in the Port of Poole, we are the largest unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service in Great Britain and welcome members from all backgrounds, abilities and ages. 

We look forward to hearing from you – Gill Hale (Head of Unit) 

What we do

Navigation & Seamanship

Providing enjoyable training to RYA standards for novices and seasoned mariners alike.

Engineering & Maintenance

Giving you the confidence to work with marine boat engines and find your way around.

Help Others & Enjoy!

Making a real difference to the Poole Harbour community and all those who use it.

Latest news

Members visit RNLI station

Members of MVS Poole have visited the Poole floating lifeboat station as part of their Foundation and Competent Crew training schemes. As well as learning…

About our unit

We are the largest MVS unit in the country

Harbour Patrols (2018)
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