About us



My name is Bruce Markham and I am the owner and skipper of  Silver Gannet.


I am a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore commercial skipper.


Silver Gannet is a Rodman 1250 Sports Cruiser fitted with twin Volvo TAMD 74 engines, each rated at 430 HP and offering cruising speeds of 20+ knots.

Silver Gannet fully complies with the Maritime and Coastguard Agencies Code of Practice for Small Commercial , CAT-2, and can operate up to 60NM from a safe haven; ideal for both inshore and offshore trips.

She is licensed for up to 10 passengers and 2 crew.

Silver Gannet can be used for recreational deep sea fishing inshore, offshore, sports fishing, corporate charters/team building days, sightseeing, birdwatching, fun family days afloat, day trips to Lymington and Isle of Wight, offshore wreck fishing trips, sensitive ashes scattering, firework shows and the Bournemouth Airshow.



Silver Gannet  Has Lots to Offer!

Fishing Trips

Onboard Silver Gannet you will always be able to meet your fellow fishermen, friend and family to enjoy their company for a great day at sea!

Corporate Charter

Charter Silver Gannet for a corporate & Team building days out

Family Days

Enjoy a day out along the Dorset Coast sightseeing or just a fun day afloat.


Besides local inshore fishing trips for Plaice and Bream, we also go mid-channel wrecking  as well as cruising down the the Shambles specifically targeting Turbot and Brill.

Our team

Bruce Markham
Bruce Markham
My name is Bruce and I am  a RYA Offshore Yacht Master Commercial Skipper who loves Fishing and Boating. I moved to Poole from Cork Ireland when I was 20. I grew up fishing in South


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