I have been restoring and building boats since school, with the business formed 35 years ago, I have always specialised in the repair and restoration of classic or historical vessels.Our work has included major rebuilds on all manner of vessels, some from a working background and others that were built as yachts.FLAG MASTSWe are one of only a small number of businesses that undertake the building and erection of traditional wooden flag masts.This can be small, about 18′ – 20′ single pole type, or up to90′ comprising main mast and top mast, with or without yard arms and gaff. Mast are made of home grown Douglas fir, and all standing riggings are of stainless steel, and running rigging is of polyester rope.All flag masts are finished, primer, undercoat and three top coats, unless otherwise agreed.NEW BUILDWe can undertake new build of any traditional type of craft, from dinghy upwards.
Drivers Dry Berthing Ltd We are an independent boatyard located on the Itchen River in Southampton, within easy reach of the major motorway networks and the fantastic sailing grounds of the Solent. Our position means that our pontoons are continually in deep water, so that we are able to offer our customers launch and lifting services on demand for boats of up to 40ft. We offer a viable and economical alternative to keeping your boat at a marina. Established in 2005 by a mother and son team Gill and Gareth Williams who are highly experienced in a variety of aspects of the boating industry including dry berthing and marina management, racing power boats and more. The team is completed by a number of staff with extensive knowledge in the field who are all enthusiast, plus on site contractors including powerboat driving school and marine engineer. The company is dedicated to many aspectrs of the boating industry, providing various services to suit the means of the modern boater. Offering a variety of services as well as Dry Berthing, including Craneage up to 15 tonnes, 7 days a week Lift and scrubs Lift and weigh Boat Storage Secure trailer parking Winter boast […]
Southwater Watersports Centre & UK Kayaking We at Southwater Watersports Centre are set in a beautiful location in Southwater Country Park and we are proud to say, we have something for everyone! No matter if you are a family group looking for something fun to do, a club wanting an exciting sport for their members to take part in or if you are an individual wanting to become a qualified Watersports Coach – then look no further than us! You will find it all here at Southwater Watersports! The Watersports & Acitivity Days we do include: Canoeing Kayaking Dinghy Sailing Stand Up Paddle Boarding Raft Building First Aid Orienteering Team Building Activities River Trips & Holidays Activity Hire per Day / Hour Children’s Parties Childrens Holiday Activities Children’ Countryside Crew days Club Days For Children & Adults Family Fun days We may be a small centre but we are filled with friendly and passionate people who love all activities on the water! Our team is made up of talented, qualified individuals who are here to help get you on the water, no matter what your level of expertise is. Our main goal is to offer watersports to everyone – we […]
Ardingly Activity CentreHere at Ardingly Activity Centre, we are offering a range of watersports for you to try out! We are now in our 22nd year, and since the day we opened, our reputation has soured and people have come to respect and appreciate our amazing facilities and fun courses. They keep returning again and again! They just can’t get enough! We are set in an idyllic location in Ardingly, West Sussex and no matter what age you are – whether you are young, old, beginner or experienced, you will always be welcome here! We are an RYA and BCU recognised centre with an AALA License. We offer a number of watersports and courses available which include:Adult and Junior SailingWindsurfingKayakingMulti-ActivityRaft buildingPowerboatingTheory CoursesRowingTriathlonFishing Paddle Sports Our coastal courses for Powerboat, Dinghy, Sailing and Keel boats take place at Chichester Harbour and all our inland courses for Dinghy, Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Multi activity are based at Ardingly Reservoir which is a 200 ace water. We also offer theory courses for DSC Radio, First Aid and the RYA Cruising Scheme. We cater for for groups of all sizes including school trips, birthday parties and groups. You can also have a range of […]
H P Hydraulics Ltd Founded over 30 years ago, we at H P Hydraulics Ltd are specialists in hydraulic manufacturing, hydraulic cylinder design and repairs. We are unrivalled in hydraulics! We provide a service that very few others in the industry can match. Our CNC machine shop is capable of handling any size of batch work to suit your individual requirements. Systems designed are overhauled, and we also supply pumps motors and other equipment. Our team of engineers are very professional and have many years of experience on hydraulics and come highly skilled. We have site engineers and mobile hose engineers as well. We offer our services to a range of different industries, including a lot of the marinas. We have repaired existing cylinders on several Royal Navy ships suited to match their individual specific requirements. We have also supplied specialist materials such as a non-magnetic bronze and the service and repair work on boat hoist equipment and dock gates in marinas. We pride ourselves on building an excellent reputation within the industry and are a major part of it across the south coast. Our Services Include: Hydraulic cylinder design and repair – We repair and design cylinders from 32mm […]
A1 Covers & SailsWe offer a high quality service which proves that anyone can have a good well made sail. We offer a bespoke service which is far the best in the area and means from us you will get good service. Our customers are our inspiration. We will listen intently to every word that you say and everything you want on your sail, and if in some cases it means visiting the boat to get your specifications correct, then so be it! We take an interest in every client we have pass through our services and we will make sure you realize why people us! We are professional, reliable and expert sail and boat cover makers serving customers across Southampton and further afield. With over 20 years experience under our belts, we are able to provide tailor made boat cover making services, all of which are built in accordance to your individual requirements. So if you’re getting ready for a quiet day on the water or a long break away, our unique, custom-made and personalised covers will keep you safe from any unexpected rain storm coming your way. Since the company first established, we are very proud to say, […]
Boat-Shift Marine Transport LtdWe at Boat-Shift are a specialist boat transport company based near Dover in Kent. With our fleet of trailers, we are able to transport yachts, motor cruisers and workboats across the U.K and all over Europe. Based near the channel port of Dover, we are ideally situated for boat transport to and from France and Spain by road. Our specialist vehicles have all the necessary supports to safely carry all hull shapes, and they are capable of carrying most types of boat. We are very proud with what we do – we strive to give every client great customer service everytime and we do believe our reputation does reflect that. You can rest assured that our knowledgeable and helpful team will move your boats and yachts very carefully. We ensure a safe passage of your vessel right from loading it onto our trailers, to the transportation process – we guarantee that we will deliver your dream in one piece! We are able to supply cradles to support your boat while it is being shipped. They can be made in house or sourced locally to us. Cardles ensure complete safety for your boat whilst in transit. We can […]
UK Kayaking is linked with Southwater Watersports which is run together on the same site so you can try out the boats before you buy. With years of experience the aim is to offer watersports to everyone. We train anyone from 8 and beyond to undertake Watersports safely whilst having as much pleasure as possible. With the added bonus of offering value for money Watersports courses and National Governing Body Qualifications (Including Coaching Qualifications).
Oyster DivingWe at Oyster Diving are a multi-award winning PADI scuba diving school offering a variety of friendly, professional and affordable courses based in London, Brighton, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent and Oxfordshire. We also offer a range of quality equipment for sale, plus private dive lessons, trial dives and also group diving holidays, children’s scuba parties and an active dive club. We are a FIVE STAR school who pride ourselves on our ability to offer our customers a quality service everytime due to our amazing reputation, we believe we are second to none when diving is concerned! From classes for beginners and refreshers to more advanced courses, we understand the importance of great tuition. Whatever your age or level we will give you the confidence to accomplish any diving feat whether that is to dive abroad and surround yourself with fish, dolphins or sharks or if you simply want to improve your skills. One of our scuba instructors has recently been awarded ‘Best PADI Instructor’ and another, was the runner-up. All of our PADI team are fully qualified and experienced in teaching all kinds of people, including children and those who may feel a little apprehensive. We do offer private lessons […]
Faversham ChandleryWe at Faversham Chandlery are stockists of a comprehensive range of chandlery for the practical Boat Owner and Marine Professional. We sell everything from ropes to fixtures & fastenings to oils & lubricants. Boat owners know more than most how things can wear and tear over time and need updating at some point, so why don’t you come to us where you know quality is paramount and the customer service is both friendly and knowledgeable. SOME OF THE ITEMS WE HAVE ON OFFER INCLUDE: PaintRopeChainOilsVarnishStainless FixingsBooksChartsElectronicsFendersPLUS MUCH MORE!If the item you require is not on the list then please do not let that stop you from contacting us – we always try to accommodate all requests even if we have to source it from elsewhere for you – so just ask! Since the company first established all those years ago by Mark Dalton, we are very proud to say, we have developed a fantastic reputation for our quality products and excellent customer service. Customers have said they couldn’t fault the items they purchased, that they were very good quality and came very reasonably priced. They have also mentioned our customer relations had that personal touch, which was second to […]