MVS Bristol

Unit Information

We are a small friendly group of boat and seafaring enthusiasts who undertake training and service in the arts of seamanship, including navigation, marine engineering, meteorology, tides, radio procedure, boat-handling, ropes and knots. We work towards recognized national qualifications. New members who have no previous experience need not worry, as there is a maritime foundation course on offer followed by comprehensive training both afloat and ashore, leading to a progressive series of nationally recognised qualifications.

We have two boats in Bristol Floating Harbour (Whisper and Echo), and also use other craft to do regular river patrols up and down the Avon Gorge, on behalf of Bristol Port Company.

We meet Thursday evenings : 7:30pm, normally at Unit H.Q – 4 Old Dock Cottages, Cumberland Basin BS1 6XL.


Head of Unit: Mike Angwin –

Deputy Head of Unit: Mike Dunphy

MVS Bristol

Unit Address

4 Old Dock Cottages
Cumberland Basin
Bristol BS1 6XL
United Kingdom

Unit Contact