Scattering of Ashes

At Hurst Marine we offer an ash scattering service that provides a memorable, dignified and heartfelt opportunity to say your final goodbyes to a loved one.

We are a family-owned business that has been operating for more than 40 years and pride ourselves on our professional service, with the discretion and sensitivity that mourners deserve at this time.

We can organise a ceremony for any size from a single mourner to a group of 90. Ashes can be scattered directly into the water via our purpose-built equipment or released in a biodegradable urn.

Vessels depart from Keyhaven and travel up the Keyhaven river into the Solent. An appropriate site will be chosen with you with a backdrop of the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle.

We permit refreshments and flowers to be brought on-board.

Alternatively, we are able to provide vessels to carry a coffin to the burial site, south of The Needles, Isle of Wight. To handle the preparations of the body, we can put you in touch with the undertakers we have worked with for many years, who will ensure that the arrangements are handled efficiently and with dignity.

To find out more about our services then please call 01590 642500 or email

Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
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