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About Burials at Sea

The Scattering of cremated remains at sea has been an attractive alternative to other forms of interment for many generations and for many reasons:

These are just some frequently sited reasons for selecting scattering for the final disposition of cremated remains.

Our Ashes Scattering at Sea Service

We offer a family friendly approach to the delivery of our Ashes Scattering at Sea Service year round from our base on the River Hamble Hampshire. We can take you, relatives/friends & loved ones (up to 12 passengers per vessel, larger groups can be accommodated by hiring in additional vessels). We usually depart from Universal Marina (other ports by agreement) to one of our 10 locations in the Solent (see our locations map link).

The Ceremony

We will cruise to your agreed location, where the skipper will drop anchor (assuming this is possible). The boat will be held in as sheltered position for your family ceremony to commence. The pouring of the ashes or placing of the bio urn can be carried out from the bathing platform at the rear of the boat (see our safety procedure link). Two people will be undertake this whilst attached to the boat via safety lines / life jacket. Special words of comfort and remembrance can be accompanied by your own music (remember to bring your iPhone/pad or cd) which can be played over the boats sound system.

The bio urns usually take about 3 minutes to gently sink away which allows time for private reflections and floral tributes to be placed in the water

Our experience is that many families like to hold “joint” ashes scatterings for their deceased parents either using individual journeys end biodegradable urns or a little more expensive the dual chamber biodegradable urn

Certificate of Scattering

We provide all families following the scattering of ashes a certificate showing the Latitude and longitude of the exact location of the ceremony in order that you may revisit on future anniversaries

“Wakes” and Celebrations

We hold a full Alcohol Licence (2003 Act) and can provide you a full Champagne life celebration including an M&S Executive Buffet – agreed in advance

Charter / Hire Options

Exclusive charter of our boat is our usual service at a fixed price based on the location chosen for the ceremony.

We also offer:

What every your requirements we will always endeavour to accommodate your wishes where possible


We reserve the right to re schedule any charter if the weather is deemed unsuitable or unsafe Vat will be charged on all charters which involve the provision of alcohol and food

Transport Charters Vat is currently zero rated

If our vessel is unable to fulfil the charter due to a mechanical mal function we will endeavour to offer either an alternative boat /RIB or reschedule to charter date

Burials & Ashes at Sea with

  • If you would like to appoint us to assist you/your family please ring John McKenzie (0800 081 1542 / Direct Mobile 07721 978053 for an initial discussion.

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  • I would like to say thank you on behalf of all of us, it has been a wonderful experience and we would definitely recommend you, our Yacht was wonderful and Nicky and Brett were very friendly.

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  • Burial-at-sea services are available at many different locations and with many different customs, either by ship or by aircraft. Usually the captain of the ship or aircraft or a religious representative

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