Honest Marine Services

Honest Marine Services

…whatever floats your boat

Although owning a luxury yacht is great fun, they can also be very time-consuming. HMS aim to ease your responsibilities with our tailor made support packages, ensuring that your yacht is expertly maintained, and always ready to go at a moments notice.

Headed by our founders Katie and Max, Honest Marine Services stay true to our name and only employ people we trust. If we don’t think they live up to our ‘honest’ mantra, then we won’t have them onboard.


HMS Honest Marine Services

Who are we?

With nearly a decade of maritime experience, Max heads up the Yacht Crew. After spending years at sea he’s covered every aspect of sailing from Flotilla Skipper to Chief Mate on various super yachts. Max is well qualified and experienced to captain your yacht, and eager to help out wherever needed.

Keeping the business side of things in check is Katie. After years working in International Relations in London for large international companies, Katie relocated to France to add her organizational skills to the Honest crew. Guaranteed to be at the end of the phone when ever you need her, her administrative talents will have you and your yacht ‘ship shape and Bristol fashion’ in minutes.


All of our skippers are fully insured and certified.

We’re happy to provide copies of our insurance and professional certificates on request. 

Master 500 Gross Tonnes | Officer of the Watch | RYA Yachtmaster | RYA Powerboat Instructor | RYA JetSki Instructor | Advanced Powerboat Instructor | & many more!



Explore the Cote d’Azur in style as a guest on your own yacht! Our experienced and friendly Captains will take you to places you never knew, whilst you relax knowing your yacht is in safe hands!

DAY: €350 | HALF DAY: €180


Let our SuperYacht trained Stewardesses prepare a delicious lunch while you catch some sun on the bow. They’ll clean and tidy the yacht too before you return to port. All you need to do is relax!

DAY: €200 | HALF DAY: €120

Private Tuition


The best way to increase your skills and confidence!

You will learn at your own pace, without the pressure of a course. Our experienced Skippers will personalize the tuition to suit your individual needs.

We’ll help you to gain confidence in those areas that you feel need a little more practice!

Maybe its Practical Navigation and Tides, or Parking Practice, or maybe just some tips for tricky maneuvers and tight parking spots! We’ll cover everything!

HMS Packages

We understand that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to yachts, so we’ll create a package that’s tailored to you, to provide as much or little support as you like. Also, there’s no need to sign a lengthy contract, we work season by season and change your package with the changing requirements of the seasons.

Perhaps you’d like more crew support in Summer and then more engineering support in Winter, it’s up to you!


Regular checks of: Engine Oil, Fuel Filter, Coolant Level, Gearbox Oil, Generator Oil, Bilges, Battery Voltages

Function Checks of: Air Con, Water Pumps, Toilets, Refrigerator, Water Heater, Passerelle, Bathing Platform, Garage Door, Tender.

FROM €60


Can’t find what you need?

We’re happy to make personalized packages to suit your needs!


Regular Checks of Mooring Lines, Front and Back Crossover Lines, Fenders, Covers, Security, Cushions, Shore Power, Visual Inspections (Internal & External)


FROM €40


Packages available to help prepare and protect your yacht for each upcoming season. Whether that’s getting the yacht ready for a busy summer, or packing away ahead of the winter. Keep your yacht ready for each season with our thorough packages.


Get that ‘brand new’ shine back! We’ll buff, polish and wax your yacht to get her gleaming again!

Polishing available on topside, hull or stainless steel. (Other areas available upon request).


Bring that teak back to life! We know that nothing makes a yacht more attractive than perfect teak!

We’ll give it a thorough clean with market leading products, ensuring your teak is looking fantastic and brand new again!


Our experienced, qualified surveyor will give you the best recommendations, valuations and analysis for your yacht.


Keep your yacht in the best condition by having regular Exterior and Interior cleans. We offer monthly packages to ensure your yacht is perfectly maintained and ready for you on arrival.


Honest Marine Services pride ourselves on our flexibility and honesty, if there’s something you need to be done and it’s not already on our list of services, then we really will try our very best to carry it out for you.

Furthermore, we’re happy to liaise with any legal or registration bodies on your behalf, to lighten the density of the administration that comes with yacht ownership.

Take a look at some of the services we offer:

Exterior Services for your yacht

Exterior Services

  • Cleaning / Washdown
  • Surveying
  • Maintenance
  • Fuelling
  • Equipment supply
  • Luxury water toys and tender rentals
  • Exterior crew (adhoc / per day)
  • Quotation for engineering works
Interior Services for your yacht

Interior Services

  • Welcome Hamper (each visit)
  • Interior Deep Clean
  • Regular Cleaning Schedules
  • Full Laundry Services, including fresh bedding and towels each visit
  • Flowers
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Interior crew (adhoc / per day)
  • Provisions Supply
Logistical and Concierge Services

Logistical and Concierge Services

  • Berthing Arrangements
  • Travel: Transfers, Rental Vehicles, Travel Arrangements
  • Reservations: Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs
  • Yacht transportation and deliveries
  • Registration / Legal management
Other Services for your yacht

Other Services

  • Training and certification
  • Surveying
  • Winterization / storage
  • Boat yard management
  • Mail handling


Get in touch with HMS Honest Marine Services

We will get back to you as soon as possible, so feel free to ask any questions or enquire about any of our expert marine services

HMS Honest Marine Services contact details

T. FR +33 (0)6 38 77 84 41
T. EN +33 (0)7 85 27 27 28
E. info@honestmarineservices.com

Whatever floats your boat