David Greening Naval Architect Ltd completes Marine Surveys, Powerboat Surveys, Yacht Surveys, Naval Architecture and Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) consultancy, working directly with boat owners as well as providing contract services for boat builders and yacht designers.
As a Marine Surveyor and Naval Architect based in Salcombe, I am within easy reach of the South West of England's major sailing centres, however I regularly travel further, including to the Solent. Exeter airport is nearby with good links to major French and Spanish sailing centres, whilst the Plymouth ferry provides easy access to Brittany and Northern France.
With thirty years in the marine industry and having sailed a wide variety of boats from an early age, I have practical experience on and off the water.
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The Prawle Point Lookout has a 240° arc of visibility over the sea off the southern tip of Devon – and this sea area includes the entrance to the attractive and popular Salcombe harbour.
A team of around 60 trained and qualified volunteer watchkeepers share daylight watches operating every day of the year. The station is equipped with telescopes, radar, radio and telephone as well as up to date charts. Through close cooperation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), NCI at Prawle Point earned its "Declared Facility Status" in 2000, enabling us to become an integral part of the National Search and Rescue structure.
Latitude: 50° 12' 10.47" N
Longitude: 3° 43' 12.46" W
PASSIONATE ABOUT BOATING ON SALCOMBE ESTUARY
SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE
SAILING BOAT HIRE
SPORTS RIB COASTAL RIDES
MACKEREL FISHING TRIPS
Safe and reliable boats for hire in Salcombe, on the South Devon coast.
Whitestrand Boat Hire is a family-run business, and we are all passionate about boating on the Salcombe estuary.
5 NEW BOATS ADDED TO HIRE FLEET.
Brand new Jeanneau caps are ideal for pottering around the estuary, whether it is your first time on the water or if you want to discover more of the nooks and crannies. All five of these new boats have brand new 20 hp Honda four stroke engines, all with power tilt and power start to make life a little easier.
Ask about hiring Daisy, Stan, Ruby, Murf or Hannah.
Dell Quay Dory
Professional RYA Training Center. Powerboat courses in Salcombe South Devon from beginner to advanced. Sailing Experience Days, Sailing courses and Sailing Yacht charters. Charter our ribs for super fun waterski and wakeboarding sessions, Rib Rides along the coast. All skippered by advanced RYA and waterski instructors so you can have a go at driving!
Adventure water-sports from Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Waterski, Wakeboarding. Check out our activities. Fully catered activities for families, individuals and Hen and Stag groups. If you are looking for professional RYA training, action packed water-sports, Sea Safari and Wildlife Tours Rib charters and Hire, Event management. Sea N Shore operate all water based activities and events in house with expert instructors and hosts.
Address: Sea-N-Shore Ltd, 25 ST Dunstan's Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8AL
Corporate Events, RYA Courses, Sailing Training Courses
Welcome to ICC Salcombe, with the biggest fleet, perfectly located in South Devon offering the best sailing opportunities for the complete begginer and the experienced sailor.
ICC Salcombe (Island Cruising Club) is a sailing and sail training centre based in South Devon, UK. From our headquarters ship Egremont, we offer sailing holidays, short & weekend breaks with tuition, or RYA courses for beginner to Yachtmaster, for children and adults.
The ICC is based in the Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary, one of the most beautiful in South West England and offers sailing both in a protected tidal harbour and at sea. Our fleet is one of the largest in the UK, from exciting single handed dinghies suitable for both children and adults to high performance keel boats and sea going yachts.
Address: 28 Island Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DP
A secure and independently run, custom built boating facility offering a flexible approach to boating in the South Hams. Blackness Marine offer extensive covered storage, hardstanding storage, power available. Dry stack membership, the optimal boating package available seasonally or annually. Self-launch membership and day sailing packages. Comprehensive range of services offered onsite (marine engineering, rigging, ship wright, GRP repair, valeting, craneage, copper coating, refit.
Whether you’re just visiting the South Hams for a boating holiday, a berth holder on the River Dart in need of winter storage or a summer wash off, we can be of assistance.
Perhaps you’re hoping to maximise the ease of use whilst reducing the annual maintenance of your boat, in which case our Drystack packages are the perfect choice - contact our professional team today to see how we can help.
Address: Blackness Marine, Higher East Cornworthy Farm, Totnes, TQ9 7HQ
You can explore the sheltered scenic Salcombe waters in your own self-drive hire boat. We supply 12-16ft fibreglass boats with steering wheels. Lifejackets, (dog lifejackets), a chart of the estuary and full instructions are all supplied to make your hire as easy and enjoyable as possible.
As well as Servicing and repairs we have a massive stock of 'off the shelf' spares for most marine engines. Our stock has been accumulated over 30 years of trading which means that if you need it we are likely to have it available.
Salcombe is a haven for yachtsman and boating enthusiasts from all over the world. Generations of families have made this their favoured boating location, many having a long association with the town and our beautiful estuary over the years.
The Boat Crew is located at the head of Shadycombe Creek (by water), or Island Street (by foot).
We pride ourselves on supplying the ‘best of breed’ marine solutions with Boats and RIBs from Capelli, engines from Mercury and Mariner. As a centre of excellence, we offer water sports equipment from Jobe and wetsuits from O’Neill. We are delighted to be the only local supplier for Helly Hansen, street wear from Protest, O’Neill and Element.
Address: The Boat Crew, Island Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DP
If you're looking for a marine engineering company and
you're looking in the South West, you can do no better
than contact SMS.
Based both in Salcombe and in Plymouth.
SMS deals in leading marine brand names like Honda, Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Pioner.
It doesn't matter what you need - a minor service or a
major re-fit - a nut & washer or a piece of cutting-edge
marine technology - SMS is uniquely equipped to take
the stress out of sailing, the crisis out of cruising and
the blight out of boating.
Address: SMS Plymouth, Marine House Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 OLE
Established in 2012 by Nick and Samantha Bidwell, Cream Marine is a local, family run business with extremely high standards.
At Cream Marine, Nick and Sam believe that Boating should be Fun, Safe and affordable.
Just because we dont over charge, doesnt mean our standards aren't the highest in Devon!
Whether you have a Boston Whaler, a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) or any other waterborne craft, Cream Marine can provide you with secure boat storage solutions, top quality engineering and first class boat yard services at fair prices in Salcombe, Devon.
If you are new to the boating world, do not worry, our quality advice can help you find the boat, engine or service that is right for you.
If you just want advice, Nick is always happy to take 10 minutes out of his busy schedule for a coffee and a chat.
We have branches in Salcombe & Plymouth, SMS is a leading marine engineering company in the South West. We represent quality brands such as Volvo Penta, Honda Marine & Yanmar Marine.
SMS are able to meet a wide range of marine engineering requirements - from a mail-order spark-plug, to a complete engineering refit on your yacht or powerboat.
Yeoward & Dowie operate four full service yards in Salcombe (2), Goodshelter and at Soar. These yards provide the following services:
Outboard engine maintenance and servicing for Evinrude, Johnson and Yamaha engines. We will also service and maintain other brands but there may be some delay due to the sourcing of parts. We have four full-time outboard engineers
Inboard engine maintenance and servicing for Volvo Penta engines. We have two full-time inboard engineers
GRP and wood repairs and maintenance. We are able to undertake a wide range of repair work and have two specialist boat-builders
Moorings and ground tackle maintenance. We maintain our own mooring estate and are able to undertake servicing, repair and maintenance of private moorings and slipways
Steel work and one-off fabrication. Over the years, we have completed a wide range of specialist jobs - everything from building naval gun carriages to fabricating steel pontoons - and we like to take on challenges! If you need something making, please ask
Valet cleaning and preparation of customers' boats. We use sophisticated cleaning materials and techniques, as well as elbow grease, to enhance and preserve the appearance of GRP, inflatable and wooden boats
Address: 14 Island Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DP
Welcome to Salcombe Boatstore, we aim to provide a professional service to the marine industry. With competent friendly service, supported by a vast and comprehensive stock, this along with our suppliers enables us to provide you with the service and support you would expect from the PREMIERE CHANDLERS in the Jewel of the South Hams district.
Salcombe is located at the southern tip of Devon. The large sheltered estuary is very popular with dinghy sailors and holiday makers. Salcombe is used by yachts as a base for cruising the south west coastline and as a point of departure for the Channel Islands and France.
Salcombe Yacht Club organises regular dinghy racing, cadet sailing, cruiser races and rallies. Merlin Rocket Week (100 boats entered - the maximum allowed - with a waiting list in 2007) and SYC Regatta Week (290 boats in 2007) take place in July and August. A social programme offers activities throughout the year.
The Club House offers a grandstand view of the harbour from its terrace. Showers are available for visiting yachtsmen. There is a well stocked bar and hot and cold food is offered at most lunchtimes and evenings. The Club House has rooms that can be booked for private functions and has a wireless internet connection.
When contacting the Yacht Club by Phone, please remember that there are two numbers:
The Office, 01548 842593 (open 0930 - 1415 hours for club administration)
The Bar, 01548 842872 (For catering arrangements and changing facilities)
When Salcombe Yacht Club celebrated its Centenary in 1984, local historian Sonia Parkinson dipped into the clubs records and history to produce the historical story of the Club which was distributed to the membership. Now 13 years on, Nick Walker has delved into his archives and produced an electronic copy for all to enjoy!
The story of Salcombe Yacht Club makes fasinating reading for anyone interested in sailing on the Salcombe Estuary and how sailing has evolved over the years.
Since writing the history Sonia and her husband Brian have been elected as Honorary Members of the Salcombe Yacht Club