About Us

Buying a boat and kitting it out can be a daunting activity – there are hundreds of products on the market and a bewildering amount of help and advice. Here at Skipper’s Essential we aim to give you simple advice and guidance whether you are new to boating or an experienced boater. With over 50 years of boating knowledge and know how we are here to help!

team scottWe are a small family run business specialising in help and advice for new and experienced skipper’s to make sure that your equipment is good quality and appropriate to your vessel.


With well over 50 years of experience Kath and Jake Scott are both Commercial Skippers regularly training students in the challenging waters of the Bristol Channel and volunteering as operational crew on the lifeboat here in Portishead. If you are starting out in boating or just want to pick our brains for some advice and guidance please contact us here.