Welcome To Jet Star Charters
Specialised fast aluminium shallow water jet workboat charter
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Jet Star Charters was formed in April 1989 to charter a specialised fast aluminium shallow water jet workboat to the Civil Engineering Industry.

The main advantages of our survey / work / crew / safety / dive boat "Jet Star" over conventional propeller craft are:

  • Extend the tidal working "window" in shallow and drying harbours.
  • Navigate over ropes etc.
  • Navigate in strong tidal conditions.
  • Highly manoeuvrable at slow speeds.
  • Cannot hurt divers or "man overboard" with propeller.
  • Can go alongside yachts/plastic pipe without damage (due to fendering system).
  • Is road transportable on standard 10 ton flatbed lorry.
  • Is fully supported by small spares/service van towed by motorhome.

The proprietor of Jet Star Charters has extensive experience of operation of shallow water jet boats in a commercial environment, having previously been employed in the offshore oil and dredging industries.


Propulsion: Sabre diesel / Hamilton Waterjet
Horse power: 280 BHP
Bollard pull: 1.0 tons
Length: 8.5 meters
Breadth: 2.8 meters
Draft: 0.4 meters
Weight: 3.5 tons
Speed (loaded): 15 knots
Speed (light): 30 knots
Fuel capacity: 200 litres
Fuel consumption: 25 litres per hour @ cruising RPM
  • Towing crosstrees/push bows
  • G.P.S colour track plotter/Fluxgate
  • Compass
  • Radar
  • Sounder
  • 2 x fixed V.H.F. radios (1 x GMDSS)
  • Cabin heater
  • Diving ladder & Jason's Cradle
  • Optional large chart table, survey sounder clamp and 240 volt electrics
  • Occasional bunk for one person
  • U.K MCA workboat code of practice CAT 3
  • 7 persons or 1000kg or cargo
  • Operational limit, up to 20 miles in favourable weather


List of Major Contracts

Year Contract Client
1989 Llandudno Long Sea Outfall Alfred McAlpine
1989/90 Conwy Road Tunnel Costain/Tarmac
1990 Barry Long Sea Outfall Alfred McAlpine
1991 Rhyl Long Sea Outfall Alfred McAlpine
1991 Wytch Farm Well Injection Grids Dean & Dyball Marine
1992 Worthing, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Dover and Folkstone Outfall Site Investigations Soil Mechanics
1992 Point of Ayr Pipeline Site Investigation Aluvial Mining
1993 Exmouth and Brixham Outfall Site Investigation Quest Underwater Services
1993 New Forth Road Bridge Site Investigation Soil Mechanics
1994 Beaumaris, Brynsiencyn and Criccieth Outfalls Alfred McAlpine
1995 Pwllheli Outfall Alfred McAlpine
1995/96 Cumbria Outfalls S.A.R. Diving
1996 Bangor and Treborth Outfalls Alfred McAlpine
1997 Grimsby Outfall Maintenance Connolly Diving
1997 North Holland Seismic Survey Western Geophysical
1998 Hound Point Tanker Terminal Smit Land and Marine
1998/99 Poole Harbour Seismic Survey Geco Prakla
1999 Humber International Terminal Ham Dredging
1999/00 Drogheda Capital Dredging Westminster Dredging
2000 Cork Harbour Maintenance Ham Dredging
2000/01 Cardiff Bay Capital Dredging Ham Dredging
2001/02 Dublin Bay Project Tideway/McAlpine
2003 Poole Harbour Maintenance Ballast Ham Dredging
2004/05/06 Sellafield Sealine Removal and Burbo bank windfarm Land and Marine
2007 Dungeness and River Tay Outfalls Land and Marine
2008/09 Southwest Coastal Monitoring Programme Halcrow
2010/11 London Gateway Project Dredging International
2012 Liverpool Maintenance Westminster Dredging
2013/14 HVDC Link - Irish Sea Land and Marine
2015 Blackpool Storm Water Outfall Land and Marine
2016 Race Bank Windfarm Export Cable Jan De Nul
2017 / 2018, 2019 Anchorsholme Storm water outfall Murphy Infrastructure

Our Rates

Please contact us for a quote.

Mobilisation at cost by Road or Sea £COST
Demobilisation at cost by Road or Sea £COST
8 hour day rate (0800-1600hrs) minimum hire (includes one crewman) POA
Overtime Rate at additional hour POA
Bareboat Charter Rate POA

The above rates do not include: Fuel, Lubes, Harbour dues or VAT.

Structural Damage to be determined by photographic survey at commencement and termination of charter.

Payment Terms - 30 days from invoice.

Contact Us

You can contact Jet Star Charters by the following methods:

Telephone: 07831 108307

Email: sales@jetstarcharters.co.uk

Jet Star Charters,
29 Blackthorn way,
BH31 6TA