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We have extricated, lifted and loaded countless boats from awkward corners all over the world and transported them as high and wide loads on the roads of Europe, to be launched on the rivers, canals and seas of the world.
If you send us the details of a current boat transport problem, we will try and offer you a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution. Our advice is free, although we might very well try to persuade you to give us the job!
Hauling, shipping, extricating, salvaging
motor yachts, sailing cruisers, barges, trawlers,
in Britain and worldwide.
We unstep the masts, stow the rigging, transport by road and sea, lift, launch and re-rig all craft.
We crew and deliver survey vessels on tightly-timed moves for the leading European operators.
We pack and ship yachts of all sizes across the Atlantic Ocean.
Every week for 39 years, Sealand Boat Deliveries have been moving special boats and important yachts for unforgettable customers.
Crew Clothing, Online Shopping, Something Special
Welcome to Ink It On, your source of truly personalised merchandise. We help you take the gamble out of stocking up. Use our short run, fast response service to test the market before placing large orders. If you need a design, we have an in-house design service to make your vision a reality.
I am available for pre-purchase and insurance surveys along the south coast and further afield if needs be.
I am an experienced shipwright based in Poole, Dorset.
Services include grp/composite repairs, painting/osmosis treatment, bow thruster fitting and general ship’s husbandry.
I have been engaged on various extensive refits (sometimes lasting up to two years) and relish such projects.
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Address: Angus Simpson Marine Services, Unit 4, Davis’s Boatyard, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4EJ
Phone: 07899 928020
Bars & Inns, Restaurants
In 2005 we opened our newly constructed Restaurant and Function Room with its massive picture window giving all diners unparalleled, breathtaking views across Loch Craignish. Our restaurant is bright, friendly and unusually spacious, capable of seating 100 guests for events. See our weddings & functions page.
With a menu to rival any restaurant in Oban, the Galley of Lorne offers delicious and stylish dining. You stroll a few steps directly into the comfortable Lounge Bar to enjoy a drink before and/or after your meal in the company of our spectacular carved oak lions.
In addition to our superb menu, we also have menus for children's meals and our own homemade desserts and coffee menu. Furthermore, there are always a selection of 'specials' to give you even more choice.
Air Coolers, Online Shopping
UK designed and manufactured by a team who live and breath evaporative cooling technology. The Totalcool 3000 is the very latest in ergonomic design and evaporative cooling technology. Designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible, it really is plug and play!
Robust and solidly manufactured from special bacteria resistant plastic with a bio-degradable filter the Totalcool has been designed with green credentials in mind. Blowing 45% cooler air from normal tap water the Totalcool can be used as easily in remote locations as at home or work bringing you cool air whenever you need it as long as you can open a door, window or vent to allow some fresh air in to supply the Totalcool.
Lightweight and highly energy efficient the Totalcool can be used anywhere you have 12 or 24 volt DC power or 100 – 240 AC mains power. The Totalcool has 4 speed settings from low through to BOOST for an extra cooling blast in the hottest climates. The low setting is designed to run as quietly as possible to allow you to sleep on those humid nights while experiencing a cooling gentle breeze.
We offer a reliable, competitively priced boat transportation service across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe & Scandinavia. Our professional, friendly drivers are experienced at loading and transporting all types of sail and power boat including sport boats, motor cruisers, fin keel yachts and bilge keel yachts, fishing boats and catamarans. Our new custom built ‘mini’ artic allows easy access to out of the way locations, especially useful in parts of Devon & Cornwall.
You can be rest-assured that your vessel is in the safest of hands. We have vast experience in boat haulage in virtually every European country including providing all the relevant paperwork, permissions and escort cars required for wide load boat transport. We have comprehensive insurance up to £300,000 (extendible if required).
Maritimo Motor Yachts
Yachting Brokers is a yacht consultancy providing a range of services including brokerage, consultancy and industry training. We are passionate about boats and we enjoy sharing our passion with our clients.
We believe: Whether you are buying or selling that all our clients deserve a service that is based on integrity, trust and honest transparency.
A unique service that provides total peace of mind whether you are selling or buying, new or secondhand. A range of solutions ensures we can deliver a tailored personal package with attention to detail.
Our UK offices are based on the River Dart (Totnes) and Flushing, Falmouth and we have associate offices in France in La Trinite Sur Mer (S Brittany) and Ouistreham (Normandy). Our unique and close working relationship with offices in Europe enables us to advertise our boats for sale on European websites and offers buyers access to a range of boats not already in the UK market through an English speaking broker. All our boats for sale will have been visited by either Yachting Brokers or one of our associate offices and we advertise across all the leading boats for sale websites.
Yachting Brokers are proud to be full members of British Marine and we adhere to the industry Code of Conduct including a secure client account held in trust with Barclays Bank
The Galley of Lorne Inn Ardfern
Retreat to the West Coast of Scotland
Winners of 'The Award Of Excellence for Quality & Service Retreat of the Year
2008 - 2009' awarded by The Shires Magazine
Proud to be members of Britain's Finest Hotels
The Galley of Lorne Inn is a 17th Century Drover's Inn and country retreat situated in the picturesque village of Ardfern which nestles among the hills beside Loch Craignish. This beautiful corner of Argyll has long been a favourite for yachtsmen, artists and those who appreciate beauty, wildness plus the good things in life.
Our centrally located hotel on the West Coast of Scotland is ideally situated for touring. After your bed and breakfast Oban (the gateway to the isles) is only half an hour away and other attractions like the historically unique Kilmartin Glen only minutes away.
With over 15 years experience, PROYACHT having worked closely with the worlds leading manufacturers that include Selden, Furlex, Harken, Lewmar and many more offer unrivalled knowledge and service.
So whether you are replacing a shackle or an entire rig, our expertise means you can rely on the advice offered, the work undertaken and the products supplied.
Free Rig Checks and Advice
For the last 30 years, Nick has been supporting Windy Boat owners during his role as UK Service Support Manager for Windy Boats in the UK and Europe.
Address: Nick Webb Specialist Boat Care, The Hat Box, 30 Hurst View, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO418AL
Phone: +44 (0)1590 381552
- Mobile: +44 (0)7811 378256
Marine Rigging, Mast Suppliers, Masts & Rigging, Rigging Specialists
With the ability to create standing and running rigging up to 32mm in diameter we can provide for the needs of almost all yachts in British waters and, with a mobile service, can cover any location.
We use the best quality hardware from the world’s top marine manufacturers.
Address: Rigit UK - Masts, Spars & Rigging Specialists, Itchen Marine (Towage) Ltd, American Wharf, Elm Street, Southampton, SO14 5GA
Phone: 0808 281 9423
Ardfern Yacht Centre is located at the head of Loch Craignish, one of Scotlands most beautiful and sheltered sea lochs. It has several islands and natural anchorages and the yacht centre has an interesting history having been developed around an old pier where steamers and puffers once called.
Ardfern is an ideal base for cruising the west coast of Scotland; it is easily accessible by road, has no tidal access problems or lock gates and is perfectly located either for gentle local sailing, or more adventurous cruising to the Hebrides or even remote St. Kilda.
The village of Ardfern has an excellent provisions store and a choice of eating places, including a hotel with bar and restaurant. Horse riding, cycling, walking and golf are all available locally.
The British Register in Jersey is authorised to register both pleasure and commercial vessels up to 399GT.
Register with the British Register of Ships in Jersey
Find out about the latest maritime advice and guidance and the legislation that applies to ships in Jersey waters and elsewhere. Go to the Maritime guidance and legislation page
British Registry of Ships forms
Find all the forms you need, including change of address and declaration of eligibility. Go to the British Registry of Ships forms page.
Amending or obtaining copies of full ship registration
How to amend registration details, get copies of or inspect the register, transfer port or close registration. Go to the Amending or obtaining copies of full ship registration page.
Full registration with the British Register of Ships in Jersey
Details about registering with the British Register of Ships, including the benefits full registration can offer and how to apply. Go to the Full registration with the British Register of Ships in Jersey page.
Jersey Red Ensign
Find out about the Jersey Red Ensign you may be eligible to fly on your ship if you register with the British Register of Ships in Jersey. Go to the Jersey Red Ensign page.
Small ships register (SSR)
Information about the Small Ships Register, for Jersey residents only, including cost of registration and details on how to apply. Go to the Small ships register (SSR) page.
You can apply online for Marine Finance with Lombard. Simply complete the application with your personal details and the details of the boat and submit the form. Should you wish to discuss this please contact our marine finance specialists on 02380 242171
Gibbs Quay Boat Sales (GQBS) one of the largest Sports Boat and Cruiser dealerships in the country are the UK importers and distributers for some of the World’s leading manufacturers. Brands represented include Schaefer Yachts, Cobalt Boats, Salpa, Grandezza and Atlantic Marine. Located in West Quay Road, close to the lifting bridges in Poole with superb modern offices, show rooms and workshops Gibbs Quay Boat Sales are perfectly positioned with expert advice to ensure a first class service and complete user focused experience when buying or selling a boat. From Sports boats to flybridge motor Cruisers we have something to offer and with dedication forged from over 100 years of operating in the Yachting World we continue to offer Unrivalled Knowledge, Passion and Service only an established main dealer can deliver.
we carry a huge range of products, from batteries and jump leads, to solar panels and cable. We are in a constant cycle of self improvement and our biggest motivation is to provide each and every one of our customers with the highest level of impartial advice and service on an ongoing basis. We are the largest battery supplier in the southwest and are able to offer a delivery service across the whole of the UK.
Eurospars Masts and Rigging is one of the countries longest established Yacht Mast manufacturers and Yacht rigging specialists. For almost 30 years Eurospars has been producing high quality masts and rigging for yachtsmen and women for boats of all types.
Eurospars production of masts is based in Plymouth and can provide a full yacht rigging service throughout Europe. We have a fully trained rigging team who have a wealth of experience on and off the water.
Eurospars is the main U.K manufacturing agent for Sparcraft masts and Facnor furling systems. We have a large stock of genuine Sparcraft and Facnor products and parts. So if you require anything from a mast to a split pin, we can provide.
Xtreme Boat Sales are official dealers for Glastron Sports Boats and Cruisers. Based in Coleraine we are available for water tests inland on the River Bann and at sea on the beautiful North Coast. Tony and the team have over 30 years experience in the marine trade. Our aim as a company is to ensure that you, the customer, get the best deal, customer service and product available.
We also offer a complete after-sales service inclusive of warranty, service and routine maintenance. Various other services are available such as chandlery sales, storage and ski and wakeboard tuition.
We are a specialist maritime law firm with a wealth of experience across all kinds of marine work, serving the sailing, pleasure craft, fishing and shipping communities around the UK from our offices close to The Hoe in Plymouth, on the River Tyne in Newcastle, and on the Thames in London.
Our team includes yachtsmen, tall ship sailors, merchant navy deck officers and engineers, and marine transaction and dispute specialists.
Our particular strengths include:
• Vessel sale, purchase and registration
• Chartering, managing and insuring your vessel
• Survey and accident investigation of hull
damage, moorings, damage to other boats and property • Injuries to crew, passengers and the public
• Resolving claims and disputes with other boat owners, insurers, suppliers and marinas
• Arranging local advice and assistance for you anywhere in the world, through our global network of legal, technical and medical partners
Charles Patterson, Andrew Fox and Tristan Harwood.
Davies Johnson is a trading name of Thomas Miller Law Ltd and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Lewmar Spares, Online Chandlers, Online Shopping
At Darthaven we are proud of our onsite Chandlery. Set over two floors, it is stocked with everything imaginable to cover your every boating need. Whether it's rope, clothing, safety equipment or maintenance products, we are sure to have exactly what you're looking for. Located a stones throw away from the Marina, come in and take a look around.
Masts & Rigging, Rigging Specialists
At GRM Rigging Services we believe in providing our clients a high quality, prompt service at reasonable cost.
We have been in business for over 134 years and draw on years of experience to provide the best quality of service available, whilst also embrassing new technology to provide the most up to date solution.
GRM Rigging Services supplies Masts, Booms & Spinnaker Poles from various suppliers (Selden, Sparcraft, Z-Spars) to ensure the correct mast is fitted to your yacht and personal requirements including Carbon Fibre Spars for Racing and Large cruising yachts. Including onsite manufacture of Custom Carbon Fibre Spinnaker Poles.
Our production facility is based in Gourock only 10mins drive from Inverkip. Onsite we Roll swage terminals to wire diameters from 2.5 to 12mm and 16mm through our suppliers, Talurit swage up to 24mm diameter, and supply rod rigging.
We supply and service headsail furling gears (Harken, Furlex, Pro-furl, Schaefer, Facnor, Plastimo).
Address: GRM Rigging Services, 7, Tarbet St, Gourock, Renfrewshire, PA19 1UF
Phone: 01475 638811
Marine Air Conditioning
You are passionate about boats and so are we. On the open sea the sun can quickly heat up your boat. Enjoy the sun outside and keep cool below deck. Relax while a Webasto air-conditioning system works for you.
Electric Bikes, Online Shopping
The hand built bikes that we sell are amongst the most innovative in the world.
Only the very highest quality materials such as magnesium and strong aviation alloys are used, bringing to you extraordinarily lightweight, robust and resilient products.
Like all high quality bikes these superb lightweight alloy frames are hand welded to ensure they are perfectly safe and will give you many years of trouble free service.
If you don't live near Southampton we dispatch to everywhere in the UK and Europe.
Callaghan Insurance have been providing marine insurance services for over 20 years and it remains a core part of our business. We seek to develop long-standing relationships with our clients and offer services and solutions from ship-owner liability to income protection, and nearly every risk solution in between.
Boston Whaler Boats
The Dorset Yacht Company at Lake Yard has proudly been a Boston Whaler UK Distributor and Dealer since 1974 and stands ready to assist you in finding the vessel that’s perfect for your boating needs.
Boston Whaler boats are unsinkable! For over 50 years, our patented Unibond® construction has built a loyal following of boaters. Whether its fishing, cruising, watersports or just enjoying time with friends, Boston Whaler has a runabout, tender, center console, cuddy cabin or walkaround to fit your boating style. It’s the reason we’re known as The Unsinkable Legend.
For further details, just pop an email to us, and we will send you the full details and pricing.
Visit www.bostonwhaler.co.uk or call 01202 674531 – ask Russell or Deborah for a quote today!
Stingray Sportsboats UK was formed in 2010 by Mark Rowley when the trade opportunity arose to start a marine company offering a performance and quality brand of sports boats. Having researched the brands and markets around the world it became clear that Stingray Sports boats was the brand that offered this and were as dedicated to building boats as he was. Mark has over 30 years experience in the marine industry and is passionate about boats. His love of the water and boating began when he was very young, to this day you can still find him on a sunny day on the sea either in his boat waterskiing or jetskiing
Stingray Boats are manufactured in South Carolina, USA and in just a few short years have emerged as one of the leading independent boat builders in the nation.
Address: Marlow Hunter Yachts, Florida, USA
Two contrasting dining areas provide the perfect setting for enjoying delicious uncomplicated Scottish cuisine. The Ocean restaurant is a small bistro style room close to the Poachers Bar, and there is a lovely spacious dining area next to the magnificent residents' lounge. Food is regularly available in the Poachers Bar.
Dinner, Supper, Snack and Lunch menus are available daily.
The inn is one of the area's most popular and favourite country eating out experiences. Much of our produce, including wonderful Scotch beef, comes from the surrounding farms and our local farmers are very discerning about how their endeavours are presented and flavoured on the plate, yet are some of our very best regular customers so there is a local recommendation if ever there was one! Local fisherman love our fresh fish too.
Watermota Sea Panther
We are the world's only distributor of manuals and parts for the Watermota Sea Panther engine.
Oli’s passion for boats and boating started at a young age, from family canal boat holidays to national dinghy racing with the navy cadets.
Before studying at University, he spent a year sailing as delivery crew. Extensively cruising the South Coast of the UK, Eastern Atlantic coastlines, and Trans-Atlantic to the Caribbean, Oli covered some 7,000 nautical miles. He is still keen yacht racing crew, racing in the Solent and around the South Coast.
Oli studied Yacht Manufacture and Surveying (BSc Hons) at Southampton Solent University. He focussed his studies on hull design and sea-keeping through systematic tank testing and formulaic evaluation of custom built hull forms.
Post University, Oli took up a position at a renowned all-service boatyard near Exeter, delivering a wide range of repair, service and maintenance work on a variety of yachts and motorboats. The final three years here were as yard manager, overseeing the repairs department and storage facility.
Oli is also an active member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors, regularly attending training days, meetings and seminars.
Menai Marine build a range of Ribs, sports and fishing boats with hulls designed for sea keeping comfort and security.
Our rib range are second to none and built to last, GRP structural chassis, moulded hulls and decks mean that with a Menai Rib you know your hull interior is not degrading from the first time you put it in the water.
Menai also build the Sea Ranger Rigid tubed boat. Extremely stylish and purpose full. It is a positive buoyancy boat that is equal to any rib, but the solid tubes do not puncture, and contain storage hatches. The benefits to this boat are numerous and we have yet to find a down side.
Menai Marine are also builders of modern fishing and sports boats. Continuously developing but all in keeping with the same philosophy, 4x4’s for the sea. With comfort and style.
As a company we are approachable and keen to discuss aspects of boat design with our customers to provide the boat they want. We are British and have a reputation for looking after our customers.
Address: Menai Marine Ltd, Victoria Dock, Balaclava Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL551SR
- Mobile: 07980872729
Marine Surveys UK has a philosophy of ensuring that its customers are provided with the the information that they need to buy, negotiate, repair or maintain their boat be it a powerboat or a sailing yacht.
Matt West, our Marine Surveyor looks to bring knowledge to our customers by carrying out Surveys that ensure that they are informed as to what it is they are looking at and what the implications are, and ALL OF this in PLAIN ENGLISH.
We want to put you in charge of your own destiny with your own boat which in some instances can be one of your biggest purchases after your house.
TeemSurveys are a team of small craft Marine Surveyors based in Scotland specialising in Pre-Purchase, Damage and Insurance Condition Surveys. We focus on power and sailing boats of all types up to 30m in length and have full PI insurance.
Address: Teem Surveys, 18 Manus Duddy Court, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9DE
Phone: +44 (0) 1698 826 886
Fax: +44(0)871 431 0458
- Mobile: + 44(0)777 560 1479
This delightful little inn style hotel nestles invitingly at the foot of rolling hills close to the shores of Loch Melfort, in the quiet roadside hamlet of Kilmelford, 14 miles south of Oban.
Part of the hotel was originally an old drovers' inn, however the majority of the hotel was built during the Victorian era. The name Cuilfail (pronounced 'cool-fail') in Gaelic appropriately means "Sheltered Corner".
The atmosphere is one of total peace and tranquillity.
Marine Clothing, Musto Marine Clothing
To find your nearest Musto Dealer, visit our website below.
We are a long-established family run smokehouse. We take
great pride in our smoked products, for example smoked salmon, trout and mackerel which are all hand sliced, interleaved and vacuum packed to the customer’s requirements.
We are based at the south end of Loch Awe in the small village
of Ford on the West coast of Scotland. You are more than welcome to come and visit us.
Address: Murray Smoked Products, Ford, by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RH
Planning to buy a yacht? Make sure your investment is a sound one by having the professionals at Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys conduct a throughout inspection of the yacht in question, to make sure everything is in order.
We have been in part of this industry for many years and offer a range of services that includes marine design and construction. Based on your requirements, we can offer tailored solutions that meet your specifications.
Different types of vessels
Our expertise is not just limited to yachts. You can also rely on us to carry out in-depth surveys and inspections for GRP, timber, steel and alloy vessels at prices that are highly competitive.
Address: Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys, Unit 10 Kingston Marine Services, Kingston Road East Cowes Isle of Wight, PO32 6JS
Phone: 01983 638 178
- Mobile: 07583 921 113
Lake Engineering ( Poole ) Ltd was established in 1993 as a machine shop to service the needs of the local marine industry. The company has quickly expanded it's customers base to include Britains largest yacht manufactures and both trade and private customers from all over the U.K, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Europe. We manufacture our own range of "Lake Sterngear " and to compliment this we are agents for RADICE bronze propellers, GORI propellers ,CUTLESS bearings, PSS SHAFT SEALS, TELEFLEX steering/control cables &Controls, PROPROTECTOR Rope Cutters, SURESEAL and SPURS Rope Cutters. Although the company has expanded it has not lost it's personal touch and is always willing to discuss the requirements best suited to the customers needs.
Boat Fenders, Online Shopping, Superyacht Fenders
Made 2 Measure Fenders LLP has many years’ experience in the marine industry.
We offer quality products and a premium service to luxury yacht owners, Captains, yards, dealers and distributors.
We are constantly looking to develop new products and work closely with fellow professionals in the marine industry.
We have an established and expanding client base throughout Europe and beyond.
We pride ourselves on being approachable, flexible and conscientious.
Why not give us a ring – we’ll be happy to help.