A Southampton woman has transformed an old fishing boat into an exciting floating café. 

Tides are turning for Phoebe Kerton as she opens doors to Feebz Café, which is nestled gracefully upon the River Hamble and moored off Foulkes & Sons boatyard, by the M27 bridge.

The 25-year-old previously worked at a food and grocery shop but was inspired to open her very own café after her father Neil came up with the idea. 

Daily Echo: Phoebe Kerton turned an old fishing boat into catering cafe Phoebe Kerton turned an old fishing boat into catering cafe (Image: Phoebe Kerton)

Speaking to the Echo about her new venture, Phoebe said: "For ten years I have worked at food and grocery stores. 

"And when my dad suggested the idea of turning the fishing boat into a catering boat, I went with it because there is nothing like this in the area. 

"I bought the boat with my own money. 

"I paid nearly £1,000 from my own pocket for the boat, and me and my boyfriend spent days working on it." 

Daily Echo: Feebz Café is located on River Hamble Feebz Café is located on River Hamble (Image: Phoebe Kerton)

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Based on the picturesque waterfront, the café serves hot food like baps and burgers, drinks, ice cream, and more. 

Phoebe, who lives in Bursledon, added: "We have paddleboarders and kayakers who come to the cafe and order whatever they like. 

"They are often shocked after seeing the café, but they love it. 

"They think it's such a brilliant and clever idea. 

"They can grab a snack after a long paddle and relax after that. 

"So far, the response from the local community and customers has been positive and very happy.

"We sell out pretty much every weekend.

"Like even this bank holiday we were very busy and sold out quickly." 

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The eatery, which was officially opened on Saturday, May 13, also has treats and puppuccino for their furry customers. 

Asked about her hopes for the future, Phoebe said: "Obviously, I would like to see the business expand but for now, I am just testing water and seeing how it goes." 

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