First contact

Project Info

First Contact is a boat charters offers a range of activities here on the Isle of Wight, including rib, yacht and motor boat charter, powerboat courses and land activities such as cycling and clay pigeon shooting. Phil came to Brightbulb Design looking to create a new website to replace his current site that had become unworkable due to a old platform with which it was built. We first Met with Phil Keen the owner of the company to discuss the project and set out the initial goals that he wanted to achieve with a new site.


We began work on creating a site that was modern, responsive, fun and impactful making use of some of the fantastic images that Phil had taken from his trips. The homepage was designed to get maximum exposure from the initial images which shows several activities that First Contact offer. The level of content on the homepage for First Contact’s previous website was overwhelming and so the content was stripped back on the homepage to give more bullet point like information for the different activities on offer that could then be explained in further detail upon clicking through to the activity.

Phil was very keen also to have his tweets presented more predominantly on the new site and so we set his stream up on the homepage giving great exposure to up to the minute news and offers from the company and also important weather reports and boating information that is put out on the company’s twitter account.

Further down the homepage we made more of the RYA training qualifications that the business has and directed customers to the many courses on offer.

Throughout all the site pages the imagery is prominent and the colours are bright and lively to give the site some great character. Check out the site and see all of the amazing activities on offer from First Contact Boat Charters.

Happy boating!