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Hurst Marine

Hurst Marine is a family-run business that has been operating for more than 40 years in the heart of Milford on Sea.

As well as managing the castle on behalf of English Heritage and running a ferry service to and from this coastal landmark, Hurst Marine also offers a selection of workboats available for hire, all of which are owned and maintained by them. The vessels are all MCA coded and skippers carry appropriate MCA/RYA qualifications. Its workboats in the past have been used for all marine-based activities from construction to film and television.

The company also offers an ash scattering service that provides a memorable, dignified and heartfelt opportunity to say your final goodbyes to a loved one.

The company prides itself on its professional service, with the discretion and sensitivity that mourners deserve at this time. It can organise a ceremony for any size from a single mourner to a group of 90 and ashes can be scattered directly into the water via its purpose-built equipment or released in a biodegradable urn.

Alternatively, it can provide vessels to carry a coffin to the burial site, south of The Needles, Isle of Wight.

To find out more, please call 01590 642500 or email

Hurst Castle Ferries Ltd trading as Hurst Marine.


Hurst Marine Shop Front

Jason and Sean outside the Hurst Marine shop in Milford  on Sea

Hurst Marine Captain of the boat

Jason Crane

Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
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