P J Downs & Sons
Established in 1979, we at P J Downs & Sons are a family run business, based in Langford, offering a high quality boat transportation service. We pride ourselves on our high standards! Our clients often say they would reccommend us to other boat owners as they were very happy with the service they recieved. We ensure that our drivers will treat your boats – whether thats a racing, leisure or working boat – with the first class care throughout its journey.
We have developed a great client list over the years including clients in both film and racing circles. They say they would always entrust their craft to P J Downs & Sons! We even now move Princess Anne’s launch when required. We also have strong relationships with local firms including the former Colvic Craft at Witham, Oysters, Gunfleet, Hardy Marina and Downs Boatyard in Maldon. We have moved boats for the Clipper races, and brought masts – many over 126ft – back from Holland, as well as being involved in the mast work for the Cutty Sark.
In addition to UK deliveries, we offer competitive rates throughout Europe and have unbeatable prices when it comes to transporting loads to Sweden and Norway. Not only do we deal with boats but we have also transported props for Pinewood Studios for such films as Robin Hood, Exodus and The Man From Uncle.
Peter and Amanda Downs are passionate about their business, building many of the trailers themselves. They also build made-to-measure boat cradles which are constructed to order and to the highest specifications to ensure that boats arrive at their destination in pristine condition. We can offer a Pilot Car Service which escorts wide loads and they liaise with the police to obtain the necessary permits and clearance to ensure a safe passage. Catamarans are normally moved at night to lessen the impact on traffic. Other heavy-duty work includes providing escort work for
This is a local firm which believes in giving excellent service for a reasonable price, and are always willing to help if they can – whether on a personal or professional level. As Peter Downs says: ‘Whatever your requirement we offer a made to measure, door to door service, ensuring that your pride and joy is delivered carefully and safely.’
We have a self unload trailer which can take up to 7 tons – 35 foot boat and deliver to your home if access is good. We also move up to 60ft motor boats or yachts and all types of boat masts. We are specialists in classic boats. We take care of all boats, old or new.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services – we would love to hear from you! Alternatively you can visit our social media pages to hear about our latest adventures, news and deals.