Definition: caretaking

One-off or Recurring gardiennage

Standard checks package £10 per visit.

When you’re on holiday or unable to attend to your vessel the last thing you want to worry about is your boat. It can be stressful knowing a storm has occurred or damage may be caused to your boat while you’re unable to check it for yourself. With our one-off gardiennage service you can avoid that hassle knowing your boat is in safe hands as we will take care of everything for you.  For your peace of mind you can book this service online very quickly and easily from anywhere in the world by using our booking system and pay securely via Paypal, which allows you to get back to enjoying your holiday.  Once we have carried out the check on your vessel, on the required date, we will send you confirmation to give you peace of mind.

Should you require more than one check simply book the ‘Gardiennage recurring’ service option and select the start and end dates and the days you require. We will confirm by email that the gardiennage check has been carried out after each visit to your vessel.

You are required to provide a valid email address and phone number so we can contact you in an emergency.

Standard visual EXTERNAL checks as follows:

  • Shore Power – cable & pontoon breaker
  • Mooring lines & ropes
  • Check fenders are secure
  • Ensure all covers are secure
  • Doors, windows, hatches are closed
  • General visual check of hull and deck
  • Any damage or concerns – to be notified to the customer

Please contact us if you require additional checks to be carried out during the visit including internal checks.

  • We have put together a standard package of tasks as shown above which we’ll carry out on your boat to ensure its safety
  • Our standard package is customizable.  Feel free to discuss your preferences with us so we can create a custom task list just for you.
  • Not only is our task list customizable but you can choose the frequency. Choose from a one-off or recurring checks. Some customers require weekly checks and some only want two weekly or monthly checks, which makes it easy for you to be in control of whatever budget you have.
  • Our one-off checks are ideal to check the safety of your boat when storms are due, or after.
  • We record, log and photograph all our visits to customer vessels and will inform you of anything we find out of the ordinary. Then you can choose to deal with the issue yourself or let us save you the hassle by getting quotes and organizing the work on your behalf. We will always keep you informed of everything and never carry out any work without your permission.
  • Most importantly our standard gardiennage service is priced at just £10 per visit to make it an affordable service to everyone.

One-Off Gardiennage

  • Quick and easy to book
  • Perfect for when you are on holiday or unable to attend your boat
  • Ideal for before or after storms
  • Confirmation following the visit for extra peace of mind

Recurring Gardiennage

  • Frequency options available
  • Make gardiennage affordable and choose a package to suit your budget
  • Confirmation following the visit for extra peace of mind

We cannot guarantee that the gardiennage service will be carried out at exactly the specific time booked however we do guarantee it will be completed on the day requested.

By booking this service you agree to allow an Ocean Cobra Limited employee access to your vessel to carry out the gardiennage check you have booked. Full details including terms & conditions about our gardiennage service can be found on our website at

* It’s important to emphasize that our gardiennage services ensure your vessel is safe at the time of inspection and is not a security service nor protects your vessel from vandalism etc. Ocean Cobra Limited is not responsible for the condition of the vessel or equipment.