Meet the Team

Family Owned and Operated Since 1996

Nadine and Diarmuid

Nadine and Diarmuid are the founders of Atlantic Boating Services which is based in West Cork, Ireland. 
Diarmuid, who grew up on the water right here in West Cork and Nadine, originally from Brittany started small by renting out their own wooden Punt to the local community.
The demand for boat rentals for sightseeing and fishing grew and grew, and together they built the brand into what it is today.
ABS proudly remains a family run business that has been trusted by the boating community since 1996.


Nadine and Diarmuid’s Son Jason was born into the boating industry, and has been a part of ABS his entire life. He has a huge passion for Zeppelin RIBs and will take any opportunity to be out on the water, especially if it involves wakeboarding. Jason’s personable attitude and inherent knowledge of the industry is a fundamental part of ABS’ exciting future. 


Nadine and Diarmuid’s Daughter Samantha has also grown up on the water. Part of the team since day one, she has been driving Zeppelin RIBs in West Cork since she was 11 years old, and still feels the thrill of it today. You will often see Sam running around the Pontoon ensuring everyone is looked after, and it this helpful attitude that ABS continues to be best known for. 


Nadine and Diarmuid’s Grandson Fin is no exception when it comes to the families love of the water. He is mechanically inclined and is currently studying marine engineering in NMCI, as well as working as part of the ABS team. His passion for the power capabilities of RIBs most definitely comes from growing up around Diarmuid, a former rally driver. 


Brian, another relation to Nadine and Diarmuid is a qualified marine engineer with lots of enthusiasm. He too will jump at any opportunity to take a Zeppelin RIB out for a spin around West Cork. Brian brings a great deal of mechanical experience to the team, and is always challenging himself to learn more and further his knowledge in this growing industry. 

Alan Portrait


Alan is the newest and youngest member of the ABS team. From a young age Alan was out on the water with his grandfather, and it is evident he has inherited his grandfathers passion for boats. He is very inquisitive and is always willing to learn,  making him an asset to the team. As well as an experienced rower, Alan has also turned out to be a skilled wakeboarder! He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and fellow workmates as a marine engineer.