Vortec Fire Training Simulator


"When we bought our Oyster 56 we considered a skipper but valued our privacy and space. We were introduced to Ross of Vortec Marine Ltd who has provided the ideal answer. A personal service to ensure that the boat is ready each time we go to use her along with all the regular maintenance issues and any extra works we require. Everything is done to the same standard as having a full time crew without the added issues they bring."

Peter Rogers 'Temerity'

"I have used Vortec Marine to maintain and service my new Oyster 56 since its build in mid 2006. Ross has done an outstanding job and I am totally confident that the yacht is as good, if not better, than when she left the yard. The service is first class and very flexible. I give Vortec Marine my full trust in maintaining Wildcard and highly recommend the service - which is much more cost efficient and buys more expertise than paying for a full time skipper."

Peter Healey 'Wildcard'

"Ross and the team at Vortec Marine look after our Oyster 56 which we cruise for 4 or 5 months of the year and winter in the Mediterranean while we are on the other side of the world. Vortec provides a high quality service that is efficient, experienced, intelligently directed and cost effective. It allows us to have our boat managed professionally without the need for an on-board crew. This gives my wife and me the best of both worlds - freedom when we cruise by ourselves or with family and friends, but full support for maintenance and when we need technical or management services. Vortec's level of commitment always impresses, irrespective of where we are in the Med."

Allan Fraser 'Skylark'

"We have used Vortec Marine to supply parts and running rigging, and we are extremely happy with the level of service and speed at which our orders are met. We would recommend using their services if you require parts or rope to be sent to your vessel throughout Europe"

Corin Mobsby

“Vortec ran a sea survival course for our crew prior to doing the ARC. The instructor, Martin Clough, is highly experienced and pitched it at exactly the right level - no boring Powerpoint slides, lots of practical work and very relevant. The pool session was invaluable and I would recommend it to anyone considering an offshore voyage.”

Paul Frew 'Juno'

“The fire simulation is an incredibly valuable experience for anybody that is on a boat. It opens your eyes to the real life situation when the boat catches fire. The simulation lets you see the consequences of doing the wrong thing and teaches you how to do the right things, including having the correct firefighting equipment. For example a water fire extinguisher is probably the cheap option but it can be totally useless or even dangerous if it is an electrical fire. Before now, I have never put out a fire but I have now, that is very valuable knowledge for any sailor."

Andy Beadsworth

“Preparing yourself and your boat for a fire on board is so important. Everybody should do this course; it focuses your attention on what you don’t know and gives you the opportunity to learn"

Ian Moore

Excellent facilities and really superb instructors. The resources available were much better than I have experienced at other training establishments and the student : instructor ratio was ideal for the course. Jim and his team very helpfully tailored the course around our availability and requirements; we shall be returning to update our Medical First Aid next month. Thanks guys, would recommend Vortec to anyone.

Ben Bowley

I attended the 2 day sea survival course in Feb 16 and it was excellent. Our instructor Jim was very knowledgeable on all matters of safety and survival and willing to help with individual questions and issues as well as delivering the standard course content. The atmosphere was friendly and it was good to meet other oyster owners preparing for the world rally that departs in Jan 2017. 2 days very well spent.

Andrew Fowles

I took the fire safety class and sea survival (2 days). Both were EXCELLENT classes. I learned so much in two days. The simulator was an invaluable experience. I highly recommend Vortec for training classes. I will be going back for more training! Thank you Vortec.

Mandy Gray