Shoreside facilities

Everything you need, all in one place

Our beautiful 4.5-acre base is fully residential with a choice of single and twin-bedded en-suite rooms alongside hostel style dormitories. The shoreside facilities include modern lecture rooms and conference spaces, an indoor heated swimming pool and a fully licensed bar and lounge area. As a fully inclusive site we have everything you need for your training or stay with us, including a bespoke training centre, superyacht galley, a gym, sports hall and a canteen.

Our shoreside facilities

Dining hall & bar area - the ideal place to network

Dining hall & canteen

A day on the water can be tiring, so hearty, nutritious meals are a must. As a student, you’ll get breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of food that includes a salad bar and vegetarian or vegan options. Our catering team are used to dealing with different dietary requirements, from nut allergies to Halal meat.

We support local farmers and all our beef, lamb and pork is from the Isle of Wight. We also use free-range eggs. All our chicken is Halal.

The UKSA Bar and networking area

Communal area ‘The Bridge’

At the centre of the main building is the social hub of our base called ‘The Bridge’. With beautiful balcony views across the river, and a television area and pool table, The Bridge is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a hard day afloat or studying. For our career students it offers the opportunity to mingle with working captains and crew; very useful contacts when looking for employment in the industry.

Shower Block

Refurbished in 2022, our modern shower block and changing facilities allow our students to freshen up after an exhilarating day out on the water. With private changing areas, continuous hot water and underfloor heating, it’s the perfect place to clean up and get ready for afternoon studies!



Laundry Facilities

Open daily, our self-service laundry room lets you keep your clothing fresh and clean. We offer both washing and tumble-drying machines which are readily available on site, situated behind the main building.

Note: Washing powder and tokens for the machines are available from main reception at an additional cost.

Don’t just take our word for it

Visiting School Support Assistant

“The canteen was great. The chefs were more than happy to accommodate our children’s dietary requirements. The food was really nice and nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff. Thanks UKSA.”