Ashes At Sea – The Needles
The Needles is a row of three chalk stacks that rise out of the sea at the western extremity of the Isle of Wight. As well as a tourist attraction and a site of geographical and geological interest - they have always been a focal point for mariners of all types over the centuries.
They are a fitting location for the scattering of ashes for anyone with any nautical links. Our boat hire service is based at the nearby Premier Marina Gosport, and the journey to the Needles is not far.
Whether you are arranging an ashes scattering ceremony for the first time, or you have special needs for your religious rituals, we can help.
We customise boat hire services for scattering ashes according to your unique requirements. You may pre-arrange everything when you call in to book a reservation. The team will cater for your requirements.
When you step into the boat, you can expect to:
- Reach your desired destination without any interruptions
- Receive complete privacy and respect when you are scattering ashes on the water
- Full cooperation and assistance from the crew
We can play music or your choice, serve refreshments, and arrange pre–ordered flowers depending on your specific requirements. You can count on us to make this ceremony memorable for you and your loved ones.
Hindu and Sikh Funerals
Our boat hire services for ashes scattering are available to arrange religious services. We understand that this ritual plays a important role in traditional Hindu funerals and Sikh funerals. It is a sacred act to purify the remains after the soul departs from this earth.
We accommodate all religious rituals and customs regarding the scattering service. You can also pre-request arrangements while booking the boat.
It is a safe, secure and steady vessel for this momentous occasion.
You will board a purpose-built 11.4 Metre Swiftcat catamaran. Powered by advanced, and environmentally friendly engines. This boat glides in the water, and is equipped with custom-made hydrofoils that are engineered to keep it steady.
- A spacious full walk around wheelhouse that serves as a platform when you are scattering ashes on the sea
- It has sheltered seating
- The vessel has MCA coding for Max 12 passengers
- We have easy–access doors. They allow you to enter the vessel without clambering on rails
- It has a clean modern toilet facility, and washbasin
The vessel is wheelchair accessible and safe for children of all ages. We ensure that the boat is in top condition before your arrival.
Booking Our Boat Hire Services for Scattering Ashes
Our company operates around the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Needles, and The Solent. The starting point for all locations is Gosport, within Portsmouth harbour.
You can call us (08:00 – 20:00) to ask any questions you may have.