Oliís 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.
Address: Optimum Marine Surveys, Exmouth, United Kingdom, EX41QU
Marine Engineering Looe is the largest and longest established Volvo Penta Dealer in the south west, with branches in Plymouth and Torbay. Owned by the Newton family for over 50 years, the senior partner is Robert Newton, himself offering over 45years of hands on experience with Volvo Penta products. This knowledge combined with a team of highly motivated qualified engineering and support staff puts Marine Engineering Looe at the fore front of expertise with all Volvo Penta products.
Address: Unit 1, The Maypool Building, Dartside Quay, Galmpton Creek, BRIXHAM, TQ5 0GA
Pedros Yacht Refinishing was established in Galmpton in Devon in 1990 and since that time has built up an enviable reputation as a major yacht and motorboat repairer and leading yacht painter.
Over the last decade, the business has grown considerably, with new techniques constantly being developed to cope with modern coating systems.
The new materials - higher gloss topsides paints and underwater epoxy coatings with their extended lifespans mean extremely high standards of quality and increased vigilance are needed from our specialist workforce. Yacht owners now have even higher expectations than ever and at Pedros we always strive to not only meet but to exceed these demands. From the initial enquiry regarding boat repairs to the finish of the job, you will always receive the highest standard possible of professional service.
Pedros is easy to access from all the South West's major boating centres, but our highly experienced staff will also travel across the region to your yacht or motorboat to carry out any boat repair.
Usual Office Hours January - December Monday - Friday 0900 - 1300 hours
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bar Opening Times Lunchtime- Mondays to Saturdays - 1200 - 1430 hours Sundays - 1200 - 1600 hours Evenings - Mondays to Saturdays - 1730 - 2300 hours* Sundays - 1830 - 2000 hours *During Winter (November to March) bar will close at 2200 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Restaurant Opening Times Lunchtime - Mondays to Saturdays - 1200 - 1400 hours Sundays - 1200 - 1430 hours Evenings - Wednesdays & Fridays - 1900 - 2230 hours* *During Winter (November to March) the restaurant will be open in the evenings only for specific functions or as demand dictates.
Torbay and South Devon +44(0)1803 843322
PORTLAND and Weymouth +44(0)1305 826220
Atlantic Spars and Rigging have been a leading supplier of yacht spars and rigging products for the past 30 years.
Our business has been built on the excellent service we offer our customers.
A service that we aim to continually improve upon to fully satisfy customer needs.
Atlantic Spars and Rigging are committed to " GETTING IT RIGHT FIRST TIME!"
Tucked away at the head of Galmpton Creek, Dartside Quay lies some three miles up river from Dartmouth. In a sheltered position and with beautiful views across to Dittisham, it offers extensive facilities along with a chandlery.
The 7 acre dry boat storage area has space for over 300 boats and is serviced by a 65 ton hoist, one of the largest in the area, which operates from a purpose-built dock. There is also a 16 ton trailer hoist operating on a slipway.
These facilities are complemented by various specialist marine tenants on site who can assist with boat repairs and maintenance. A number of summer mud moorings are available.
Dartside Quay's location offers access to spectacular cruising both up the River Dart, with its many secluded anchorages, and along the unspoilt West Coast. The more adventurous can head further afield to the Channel Islands and the North Brittany coast, both of which are within easy reach and perfect for a weekend away.
Address: Dartside Quay, Galmpton Creek, Brixham, TQ5OEH
Customers frequently find the most valuable service we offer is a survey of their yachtís rigging. Here we can identify potential maintenance issues and upgrade possibilities. Nothing should be more important to a yachtsman than the integrity of his rig.
From £35* annual Rig Inspections for yachts upto 40 foot LOA, based on yacht being accessible alongside at Brixham, Torquay or Noss Marinas.
All other South Devon, River Exe, Plymouth and Salcombe locations from £45.00