We are X-Pilot, Kent’s Classic Pilot Vessel, a charter boat sailing the rivers Medway, Swale and in the Thames Estuary. The X-Pilot is a Port of London Authority licensed vessel for hire and can work in most rivers in Kent and Essex and the River Thames in Southeast England. X-Pilot’s Captain, Alan Harmer, is licensed as a Boatmaster by the Maritime Coastguard Agency. The X-Pilot is fully insured and licensed to carry twelve passengers and up to four crew.

X-Pilot is proud to be a founding member of the Medway Charter Boat Association.

We are The Official Supply Vessel for Project Redsand the custodians of the World War II Maunsell Fort off the Southeast coast of England and offer regular trips to view these Redsand Towers and occasionally even offer the chance to board to support the Project’s Work Party’s trips out to preserve and restore this fantastic British monument. We also offer all kinds of trips and one of a kind experiences, if you’re organizing a party or anniversary, you may be a marine photographer or filming on the river and looking for that perfect charter boat, or maybe you’d like to hire the vessel just for yourself, or would just like to travel alongside Britain’s beautiful river sides and coastline and see the forts guarding the Thames, then X-Pilot is the charter vessel for you. For more details see our Sailings pages.

Check out the gallery for photos of X-Pilot’s visits to the World War II Forts, to assist in the setting up of Red Sands Radio for the anniversary broadcast and shots from Work Party days!

74 Holmside Avenue
ME12 3EY Minster on Sea
United Kingdom