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Eric Hartley

Eric Hartley

Pathfinder Charter

About Eric's Boat - Pathfinder Charter

I have been the owner/operator of this boat for the last 20 years, and have been operating out of the port of Folkestone for all of that time. I hold an RYA Certificate for Coastal Skipper, plus a Boat Master’s Licence issued by the MCA.

  • Passengers & crew: 12
  • Category: 2 (2= 60 miles from port)
  • Boat: Offshore 105 Engine: Iveco 320 h.p. turbo charged
  • Size: Length 10.5m Beam 3.5 m
  • Speed: Max 20 knots. Cruise 13 Knots
  • Life Jackets, Lifebuoys and Life raft
  • Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Type: Work Boat

Equipment

  • Radar: Raymarine
  • GPS: Raymarine
  • Fish Finder: JMC
  • AIS: Commar
  • Radios: Furuno and Icon
  • AIS : Transponder
  • VHF: Radio

The boat is based in the port of Folkestone for 9 months whilst taking fishing parties out, but will be based in the port of Dover during July, August and September when doing cross-Channel swimming events.

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Live Map

The map below shows a live map of the Pathfinder. If you cannot see it (i.e if there is no big caption pointing to the boat), then it is probably docked at port.

Vessel positions may be up to one hour old or incomplete. Data is kindly provided for informational reasons by marinetraffic.com