About Us

We build the best electric hire boat for family boat rides...

Our story

Miniport Electric Ships is the brainchild of David Richie, who has been working in the outdoor industry throughout his long career

Between 2000 and 2002, David was the Chief Power Boat Instructor at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)  he then took the position of National Sailing Coach between 2000 and 2007. During David's time with the RYA he worked as a technical expert with some of the best people in the outdoor industry worldwide, and gained huge experience in getting people afloat to have fun & the systems required to do this all safely

David has been involved in designing and delivering indoor and outdoor training, coaching and consultancy across the outdoor and corporate training world for most of his working life.

David hard at work swamp testing the maxiport pirate ship

In 2021, Ant McMahon, the owner of Solent Boatworks, the builders of Miniport Electric Ships, became the MD of MPES creating a positive secure future for the business to move forwards. Ant has been involved developing projects & products for over 20 years, from running a charity for access to sailing for less able sailors to building high end carbon fibre foiling boats with SBW & his team of experienced boat builders

David & Ant are looking forward to delivering a positive future for the miniport Electric hire boat world

Ant hard at work laminating our boats

Our boats are used widely throughout the UK & are the perfect added attraction to an existing water park or in land water centre, providing activities for all age ranges to enjoy, from babies to grandparents...