Welcome to MVS Poole – we change lives

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Find out about our growing fleet of vessels

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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

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Can you help support the MVS in Poole?

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 – Nigel Barrow (Head of Unit)

What We Do: At A Glance

Navigation & Seamanship

Whether you're a boating novice or seasoned mariner, we'll help you through our structured training programme at your own pace. Aim for the top and take command of one of our vessels!

Engineering & Maintenance

As a member, you can choose to learn the intricacies of diesel engines and small vessel maintenance as well as gain official Royal Yachting Association accreditation for your efforts.

Help Others & Enjoy!

By joining the MVS and enjoying our association with local trusts and organisations, you can make a real difference to the local community around Poole Harbour and have a fantastic time whilst doing it.

Members & Growing
Harbour Patrols last Season
Slots at Bournemouth Air Festival
We are grateful for the support and cooperation that we receive from local and international trusts and organisations. Please see the useful links page for more information.

Our Latest News

Funding boost for MVS Poole

The Talbot Village Trust has supported MVS Poole with a £20,000 grant to purchase and update its RIB and teaching …

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