Director, Elaine Middleton is a well-known member within the marine industry and has been for over 20 years. Her sailing background is wide and varied, from the charter industry as a flotilla skipper, helming on the International Yacht Racing circuit, through to Yacht Brokerage and boat maintenance. Elaine has sailed and worked abroad for many years, is a qualified RYA keel boat instructor and is passionate about her industry.
She enjoys both cruising and racing both socially and competitively.
Born in Leicester, she moved up to the Lake District in 1989, to run a Sailing school for a very well known company. She now considers Windermere her home.
Address: Total Sailing Ltd, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3HE
We are members of the Association of British Sailmakers
Our team extends from experienced Cruising sailors to racing sailors who are multiple champions at World ,European and National level
We have invested in the latest computer design software ,cutting and manufacturing machinery.
All manufacturing is done in house allowing us to carefully monitor our production.
Located at Windermere Marina Village we offer Windermere's largest selection of New, Used and Brokerage Boats for sale. We are Main UK Dealers for Sealine Motor Cruisers, Four Winns Sports Boats and Jeanneau Sailing Boats.
Mercury Outboard engine sales and Zodiac Inflatables.
In addition to Boat Sales, Our Windermere Marina site boasts full Boatyard facilities, Volvo Penta Service Centre, Mercruiser Service Centre, Cranage, Winter Storage, Rigging Services, Antifouling etc.
Address: Windermere Marina Village, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JQ
Shepherds Windermere Ltd
Here at Shepherds we have a fleet of luxury electric day boats. Our boats are available by the hour and are licensed to carry up to 8 persons (children go free). Explore Windermere at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Address: Bowness Bay, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3HE
"Maddie Too” is a Beneteau 323 Oceanis Clipper. She was launched in 2005 and has spent her life sailing on Windermere.
It was the combination of dazzling good looks, together with her dark blue hull and contrasting coach lines and comprehensive specification that attracted me to her.
She has some very clever touches such as a lifting keel with which enables her to approach even the shallowest of jetties for guests to embark. The steering wheel can rotate 90 degrees to allow a wide passage from the cockpit to the cabin enabling easy access onto the boat.
Internally the 323 is fitted with central heating to take the chill off those cooler evenings. Glass panoramic roof windows allow plenty of light into the cabin complementing the spacious saloon. She also has two double cabins, a good size galley and a surprisingly roomy heads (bathroom).
Under sail she comes into her own and displays grace and stability as her bow cuts through the water with ease. With almost a 50 foot mast, huge sails deliver consistent speed with very little wind.
All in all “Maddie Too” is perfect for the job and once you've been aboard and experienced a sail you will be as impressed as I still am.