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Our History

Powerboats Glasgow was started in 2016 by owner John Hillis and his wife Merrell. John had a vision and that became a reality.

Fast forward two years and he's joined by a small yet dedicated team of experienced and qualified team members who enjoy spending their time on the water.

Commercial Services

In addition to our award winning domestic tours Powerboats Glasgow offers a range of commercial services, including but not limited to Safety Boat charter, Crew Transfers, Perimeter Patrol, Diving Charter and more. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Meet the Team

The faces behind the name...

John and Merrell Hillis



John and his wife Merrell.

When it's raining John "arghs" like a pirate. We find it completely normal, even if he doesn't have a parrot or wear an eye patch.

John is a Commercially Endorsed Powerboat Skipper and Instructor.

andrew forsyth


Ops Director

A former navy engineer who loves the nickname "Andre" (he doesn't, we just like to wind him up).

His first boat was swiftly replaced with an ex MOD jet rib after a fisherman asked if he won it at as a prize. We still think that's funny.

Andrew is a Commercially Endorsed Powerboat Skipper.




When he's not being lead footed and burning through the boat's fuel Khalid is a Digital Marketing Consultant.

He's the best looking member of staff and funnily enough also manages the website.

Khalid is a Commercially Endorsed Powerboat Skipper and Yachtmaster.