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I was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, but raised in Jozini, Kwa-Zulu Natal and a Diver at heart. School Holidays was spent on the beach and in the ocean at Sodwana Bay. My Passion for acting started at a young age when I was approached by my arts teacher to play the lead as “Joseph” in that year’s school play, “Joseph and his technicolor dream coat”. In 2006, I moved to Saldanha bay Naval Base to conduct my basic training and upon completion, reported to Simon’s Town Naval Base Diving Centre. I worked at the Naval Diving Centre until mid- 2007, but reported for duty aboard SAS Spioenkop (Naval Warship) later that year and for the rest of my stay in the SA Navy. I resigned from the SA Navy at the end of 2009 to further pursue my childhood passion for Acting, after it had been re-ignited back in 2007, when a Production Company came to shoot the one part series, “Diver’s Down”, at the Naval Diving Base where I was stationed. Since then, I performed numerous small roles in Films and TV Shows with goals and aspirations to become a successful actor in the industry. Years later and struggling in the industry I started a Photography business in 2017 shooting headshots for actors in the industry and also specializing in Real Estate Photography. I also worked in the hospitality industry during this time working my way up to head of staff at a fine dining Italian Restaurant in the Bellville area of Cape Town. December 2018 I made the very hard decision to hang up my Actor’s hat and retire from the industry as I needed to make a change. So with a fire in my belly and a pursuit of a new career I embarked on an old passion within the boating world. I completed my Yacht Master Coastal and SAS Day Skipper certificate followed by a plane ticket to Nice, France. I spent a month walking countless amount of steps that would make “Discovery Vitality” proud on the docks of the various harbors handing out my cv in an attempt to book work as crew on board. With a few days worth of day work under the belt and finally booking an interview for a possible crew position, my visa expired and I needed to come home. Luckily I was being strongly considered for a position aboard but I needed to wait for the boat to come out of the drydock. With this I flew back to SA with a hopeful heart knowing that I would soon return to France. As things go, the opportunity was cancelled (Owner preferred a merger of the two available roles and he preferred a female). What to do now? Unemployed and with depleted finances of not being able to return I started looking for work and was unemployed until Sept the same year when I finally got an opportunity to begin work as a Junior Site Supervisor for a Construction Business (not ideal, but hey challenge accepted and gotta pay dem bills son!). I have since then worked for the same company, building weigh bridges, expanding warehouses, pouring concrete floors and laying paving. I have learned so much and have grown allot since then. Recently I approached and dusted off my photography equipment again and am in the process of starting this up as well. Being in the construction industry has sparked allot of ideas and have given me a new passion for real estate, especially as an Investor. People tend to describe me as ambitious, hardworking, punctual and goal-oriented. I have high attention to detail and work really well in both a team environment and on my own. I am pro-active, a problem solver and creative at heart. I won’t stop until the project or task is completed. More personally I enjoy the outdoors, love being fit and healthy and spending my off time with my most valuable assets; family and friends. Short term goals: – To learn and grow the new skills required to perform given tasks efficiently and with excellence. -To prove myself a valuable asset, as a hardworking, dependable and trustworthy individual to my fellow colleagues, managers and seniors. Long term goals: -To become one of the best in my department and be seen as the go to guy for a specific job or task. -To become manager and coach to younger generations looking to enter my industry. -To eventually run a team of managers, teaching them to effectively run their teams with excellence. I believe in serving others with excellence. The effort you put in will reap the results you desire. I also believe that being truthful, respectful and trustworthy are very important keys to success and I strive to live by these principles daily.
The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, with a history of over 140 years, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Victoria with a long list of historical firsts. Become part of a vibrant social and sailing community and enquire about joining today. Park your boat at St Kilda Harbour’s brilliant new Marina. Overnight, for 20 years, or for any time in between. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron offers you a whole new world of lifestyle opportunities. Arrange a berth with us and you’re within walking distance of all the restaurants, boutiques and happenings of exhilarating St Kilda. Our Marina is just minutes away from the big City with its theatres and cinemas, galleries and arcades, fine wining and dining. You’ll also have full access to the Squadron’s superbly restored historic clubhouse with all its renowned facilities. Of course, if you think your pride and joy deserves to permanently enjoy all the wonders of the best boating facility on the bay, you’ll be more than welcome!
At R Marine Jacksons Customer Service means finding the best solution for each customer, quickly, correctly, and with a helpful attitude and this is how we operate at R Marine Jacksons, whether it be for before the sale or after the sale. We work with an easy purchasing philosophy of no pressure selling and we explain the sales process to all so everyone is comfortable with the decision being made. We are an Accredited Boating Industry Of Victoria member with access to finance, insurance and the knowledge to make boating easy. After the sale; we offer a full handover service on all New & Used boats with tuition of the vessel along with basic berthing & boat handling lessons so that you are comfortable to enjoy your boat immediately. We have over 50 years of experience in the marine industry and in that time, we have built up a network of contractors that are the experts in their fields. So, we invite you to lean on us for any servicing and spare part enquiries, servicing or boat maintenance schedule packages. We offer annual tailor-made service packages to your requirements and take care of the annual boat maintenance schedules by arranging – pick up, travel lift, hard stands, servicing, anti-foul, polishing and return packages to all boat owners. Being located at the Sandringham Yacht Club we have a 40-tonne travel lift, a hard stand storage yard and marina berths for any servicing requirements available to us.
Aquarama Marina originally built back in the 1960’s was just a small fuel stop with limited pens and a slipway. Completely re-developed in 1985 into a fully faceted marina with 210 pens and a 50 stacker boat rack – the first boat stacker to be build Western Australia and remained the only one for many years until boat stackers became the obvious solution to boat storage with the short supply of accessible land to store boats near the water. The marina offers a variety of services to benefit our clients with in-house businesses like; Mechanical repairs, a boats sales office, public slipway, detailing & repairs, boat course training centre and a restaurant. Situated only 20 minutes up-river from the Fremantle Port we are just a short cruise to the Indian ocean and beyond where you’ll find the pristine waters of Rottnest Island. The staff at Aquarama pride ourselves on great service to all our clients, a reputation we’ve built up over many years in the marine industry.
Located less than 10 minutes from Perth CBD, the South of Perth Club has land and water pens, slipway, swing moorings, sailors with a disability hoist, ample car parking, restaurant with views across Swan and Canning Rivers to Perth city, three bars, alfresco dining, and a function centre. The Yacht Club has a licensed restaurant, with some of Perth’s best views overlooking the Swan and Canning Rivers with a clear view of Perth city. The restaurant caters for lunches and dinners, as well as special functions. Three bars meet the needs of members and their guests, while two outside areas cater for informal al fresco dining. South of Perth features a wide diversity of yachting classes and divisions from junior training dinghies to ocean racing craft and a very social cruising section. Our competitive time trialling power boat fleets are the largest on the river, and welcome and accommodate the inexperienced and expert alike. With a full programme of social events each year, a la carte and casual dining and outdoor and indoor bars, there is something for everyone seven days a week. We are absolutely sure that joining the South of Perth Yacht Club is a decision you’ll look back on with both pride and pleasure.
Bavaria Yachts is one of the most modern manufacturers of sailing yachts and motorboats worldwide. A BAVARIA yacht is the product of the perfect interplay between its individual components. At its forefront is the immense knowhow on boat construction, the engineering ingenuity and design. Today, it is possible to realise the entire range of this knowledge with a high degree of precision and quality. A combination of the best materials, fixtures and fittings, the best craftsmanship and a committed workforce results in something that is the hallmark of every Bavaria: the joy of yachting. Bavaria Yachts has been known since its founding as an innovation leader in serial yacht manufacturing. Over 450 sailing yachts and motorboats are manufactured on the shipyard of Bavaria Yachts in Giebelstadt, near Würzburg. Four production lines, each 125 meters long, a carpenter’s workshop where the entirety of the yacht is constructed, two halls to manufacture hulls and decks, are accommodated on a large surface measuring 200,000 square meters.
Performance Cruising Yachts is one of the oldest sailing businesses in Australia. We have been importing to Australia premium brands such as Hunter Yachts and Silverton Motor Cruises from the USA, Dufour Yachts from France, garnering great success and many awards. Since 2013, we became Australia’s exclusive importer for Elan Yachts, and soon to announce an exciting association with a premium catamaran brand. We have imported hundreds of yachts and motor boats. And we have delivered them to all states of Australia, as well as importing into New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Europe. In these days of customers recognising and demanding quality, we only choose premium brands that have high levels of quality and exceptional customer service. We have a dedicated team of shipwrights, riggers, boat detailers and in house staff headed up by General Manager Ed Penn. Ed has over 20 years’ experience within the marine industry and brings a massive wealth of knowledge and expertise to all areas of the business.
Durban Marina is a very friendly and welcoming Marina situated in the heart of the Sunshine City of Durban. We provide a safe haven from the sometimes violent seas between Mozambique and Port Elizabeth. Our subtropical weather and proximity to a variety of services and tourist attractions make us an unavoidable stop-over for visiting sailors! We provide free water and 24 hour security with easy access to on-site Club facilities (ablutions, refreshments and new friends). Situated close to the old Golden Mile, where you can still catch a ride in a Zulu Rickshaw, the Victoria Embankment (aka the Esplanade) is home to the Roma Revolving Restaurant (amongst other things) which boasts wonderful views of Greater Durban. Wilsons Wharf next door offers entertainment as well as a selection of pubs and restaurants. There is plenty of entertainment on the precinct, however. Both Point Yacht Club and Royal Natal Yacht Club have good restaurants offering some delicious food (including the famous PYC pie, chips and gravy; and great curries at RNYC). Café Fish is another popular restaurant overlooking the Marina.
The Royal Natal Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in Africa and the southern hemisphere. We seek to maintain a proud heritage and promote sailing in all forms. The Royal Natal Yacht Club is the oldest yacht and sports Club in Africa, the oldest yacht club in the southern hemisphere and the 8th oldest ‘Royal’ yacht club in the world.It was constituted in May, 1858 when the first regatta was held in Durban. As a result the Durban Regatta Club was formed which later became known as the Natal Yacht Club. In 1891 it received its charter and from henceforth it retained the treasured title of The Royal Natal Yacht Club.
St Blaize Marine is the dream enterprise of Ian and Ronèl Barnard, the co-founders, company visionaries and sole designer. Fishing and boating have always been synonymous with Ian. At the age of 16, Ian joined the navy to complete his mandatory military service year. Upon completion of this year, he set out for Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape to join his father in the commercial fishing industry, the period during which Ian and Ronèl met. Not long after however, Ian and his parents undertook the challenge of starting up and maintaining a flower farm. Being married by this time, the couple invested many years into the growth of the farm before branching out as separate business entities: with Ian starting up his own construction company and Ronèl likewise managing her very own flower shop. After numerous hardships and generally feeling unfulfilled and limited by their respective industries, Ian began to consider the prospect of pursuing his life-long passion for boating as a boat builder. Being a man of action, he soon made work of said considerations and was quickly joined by Ronèl, the two setting out on a shared endeavour once more, later to be known as St Blaize Marine. They were initially limited to boat- and boat trailer repair jobs, and though the change of scenery was welcome, Ian did not let his aspirations fade out there. By the generosity of numerous small contributors, perseverance, strength of will and as Ian himself likes to recall, the unquestionable answer of prayer by God, St Blaize Marine designed and produced an original boat design, later dubbed the Eclipse, within merely 2 months, from first paper draft to first usable prototype. The twin hull was designed solely by Ian and the first plug was constructed by hand from scratch by Ian and Ronèl themselves. The magnitude of this accomplishment would only begin to dawn on them when the plug took to water for the first testing, surpassing not only their expectations, but also their wildest dreams. Regardless of what outboard motor was fitted to it, Ian’s design glided through any water conditions and delivered a ride that is to this day difficult to formulate into words, piquing great local interest. The plug was put through various tests to gauge the design’s efficiency before ultimately being sent back to the workshop for the next step: the aesthetics. Ian once again solely undertook the task of designing the curved aesthetics that co-characterize the boat alongside its performance. In the winter of 2016, the very first finished Eclipse 680 had her launch in Mossel Bay. She was quickly spirited away to Mozambique for a month long field test and again managed to repeatedly astound onlookers, long time boating enthusiasts and even Ian himself. Word of this new design got out and soon, renowned boating magazine Leisure Boating, called to review the design. The review can be viewed on the Leisure Boating website, by clicking here. Furthermore, the success of the Eclipse 680 has led to St Blaize Marine obtaining the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Mercury dealership in Mossel Bay, along with both Lowrance and Garmin. St Blaize Marine is steadily growing as it continues to produce the Eclipse 680 and more models are in the pipeline. Soon our brand will expand into Australia, a prospect we anticipate fervently.
Tuzi Gazi Marina is located within the Richards Bay Small Craft Harbour. A protected and safe mooring, we offer 70 berths for yachts and other sailing vessels. All berths have walk-on access to the Waterfront development via state-of-the-art linked walkways. The marina is access controlled, with 24-hour security, active patrolling. We also provide for the disabled with wheelchair access. Additional security is provided by the SAPS (South African Police Services) constabulary located at Tuzi Gazi Waterfront. We at Tuzi Gazi Waterfront are proud of our diverse, cosmopolitan culture and the welcome we extend to the weary traveller, the enthusiastic tourist, and our locals alike. On shore, you will find several eateries, convenience stores and boutique shops, among other offerings. Transport is readily available, should you wish to visit the nearby Richards Bay CBD, Meerensee shopping centres, or another location. Major national motorways are accessible from the Waterfront. Nearby airports include Richards Bay Airport (11 km distant) and Durban’s King Shaka Airport (150 km).
Yachtport SA is a purpose designed and built marine lift and yacht maintenance facility situated in the Port of Saldanha, 60 nautical miles northwest of Cape Town. Additional technical and logistical support is done via our Cape Town office situated in the V&A Waterfront. With the growth of the local yacht export market and limited facilities available to the yacht industry, Yachtport SA was established in 2010, in South Africa’s largest natural deepwater port, providing a marina and fully equipped boat yard with the only dedicated indoor yacht maintenance and repair workshop in Southern Africa. This world-class facility with its superior boat handling equipment and infrastructure is designed to provide much needed launching, repair and mooring opportunities for the luxury yacht industry in the Western Cape of South Africa.The marine lift facility has the largest travel lift in the country and capable of handling catamarans and mono hulls of up to 26m length overall, 9.5m beam width and up to 100 ton displacement. Yachtport SA provides essential facilities to perform work on boats requiring various levels of maintenance or repairs.
The Point Yacht Club, based in Durban, was established in 1892. We are a multifaceted Water Sports Club that offers its members a variety of services suited to the water sports enthusiast. Our water sport disciplines consist of Keeler Sailing, Dinghy Sailing, Youth Sailing, Power Boating / Angling & Paddling. For more information about our sporting disciplines, please click on “Water Sports”. As a member you will enjoy the benefit of two club venues: a Bay site clubhouse, located at the Yacht Mole off Margaret Mngadi Ave and a Beach clubhouse, located at Vetch’s beach in the Durban Point Precinct.
The Royal Cape Yacht Club is one of South Africa’s most active and oldest yacht clubs. Located in Cape Town, the Club plays host to many important national sailing events, including South Africa’s premier ocean yacht race, the internationally renowned Cape to Rio. The Club was founded as the Table Bay Yacht Club in 1905 and commenced operation as such in a waterside boatshed located some 50 to 60 metres northward of the foot of Loop Street. Surviving early vicissitudes, the club’s name was changed in 1914 to the Cape Yacht Club which incorporated the Alfred Rowing Club and shortly after we received the Royal Charter to become the Royal Cape Yacht Club. Buffeted by change we moved from clubhouse to clubhouse, and it was not until the decade after the 2nd World War (1939 – 1945) that the shell of the present clubhouse came to be erected. It was added to when the local yachting boom – started by the first Trans-Atlantic Race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in 1971 – took off and changed the Club from a small membership of around 300 to the present figure of some 3000. Boat accommodation was forced to progress from swing moorings to the marina’s of today. Likewise control had to pass from amateur committees to the professional staff which you will find today. The Royal Cape Yacht Club sits at the foot of Africa, a quiet enclave tucked away in the bustle of Cape Town’s docks. It is a prime location for sailors looking for respite from stormy weather and the club has hosted thousands of weary sailors over the years. The Club hosts important sailing events including the Country’s premier keelboat regattas. The Cape to Rio and South Atlantic Races have been hosted by Royal Cape Yacht Club since inception in 1971. Other international events have included the Whitbread Race, the BT Global Challenge, The BOC Around Alone Race, the Volvo Race, The Lisbon Expo 98, Clippers, and the Hong Kong Challenge, to name but a few. Down the centuries, the Southern tip of the African continent, has extended a welcome to seafarers, gaining for the city the soubriquet of the “Tavern of the Seas”
The Candela is the world's first all electric hydrofoil speedboat! Combining comfort with speed, safety, and high-end technology! Once in every generation a new technology comes along that completely changes the rules of the game. Candela Electric Speed Boat is just that. A watershed moment in nautical history. The world’s first all electric hydrofoil speedboat. What makes Candela unique is the combination of cutting edge research within hydrodynamics and battery technology. Add to that computerized control systems from high-speed aeronautics. This revolutionary engineering blends seamlessly in a hull, that respects the traditions of the greatest speed boat designs. Built with the highest Swedish quality standards in mind. The result is a unique boating experience. The hydrofoils cut effortlessly through the waves without ever slamming. With a top speed of 30 knots, a range of 2,5 hours at 20 knots and a near silent ride, Candela is something completely new. No engine roar, no slamming waves. It’s just you, the boat and the nature.
The Zululand Yacht Club (ZYC) is located at Longitude 32° 05.015 E and Latitude 28° 47.529 S, at Richards Bay Harbour ,in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in sunny South Africa. Zululand Yacht Club takes great pride in introducing our visitors to our superb location on the dolphin coastline. Our double story clubhouse, sited on an expanse of well shaded green lawn, allows a wonderful view of the surroundings. The Pelican Bar is situated on the upper level and the balcony is a must for those all important sundowners. The Pelican Grill restaurant on the ground floor, supplies reasonably priced meals to the bar area, beach or pool. Catering facilities may also be arranged via the restaurant to suit any occasion. A private pool gives much needed refreshment during the long hot summers and is pleasantly appointed within view of the clubhouse, beach and "The Wet Deck", our waterfront bar. A 25 site camping / caravan area is conveniently adjacent, with electricity, water and ablutions readily available. Social events are organized by the management. Every Wednesday we have a happy hour between 18H30 - 20H00 hrs. Although the bar is closed, every Monday evening there is a "bring and braai" (pot luck) in the Jib & Anchor braai area. For sailing enthusiasts there is keeler sailing every Wednesday evening and every alternate Sunday morning. A program for junior sail training is well under way. For the fishing enthusiasts the fish cleaning area is convenient and there are braai facilities nearby. Our Mission is to encourage, promote, organise, control, develop and provide facilities for sailing , boating , fishing and related recreations while respecting the environment. To promote social activities in the interest of the club members. To promote sportsmanship, friendship and cooperation amongst members. To encourage club members to contribute, in every way, to their club.
Nuvolari Lenard are experts in concept design, naval architecture, exterior styling and architecture of superyachts. Each project is custom designed with a unique look, including the impressive GRACE (52.30m) built in collaboration with Imperial. Founded in 1992 in Italy, by Dan Lenard, stylist, and Carlo Nuvolari, Naval Architect and Mechanical Engineer, the company's location, right on the outskirts of the old town of Venice, had clearly a strong and significant influence on their professional formation. Both have an important relationship with the sea and style, sharing the common passion for sailing, unmistakably reflected on their outstanding and world-wide recognised designs. One of the most exclusive and largest luxury yacht design studios in the world, Nuvolari Lenard is well known for their timeless and elegant Italian Style. Their Design Centre is situated near Venice, enabling them to work on several tasks from a great location. Nuvolari Lenard Studio comprises a scale yacht model workshop, integrated in the luxury yacht design section, providing the designers with a possibility to visualise and research shapes, before the final design is operated by 3D computer aided techniques.
We are Riaan & Andre van Helsdingen, twin brothers with a big dream. We started out as a small company with nothing but a welding machine on loan from a friend and a big dream - to build high quality trailers that made us a household name. Twin Trailers was born in 1992 and 3000 trailers later our other passion - boats - would no longer stay asleep. In 1998 our company started building boats and trailers therefore establishing ourselves as Twin Boats & Trailers. The first boats we built were ideal for a family of 4, and soon the range expanded. After introducing the Sensation Boat range at the Floating Boat Show in Denmark in 2000, and at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany in 2001, the international orders started pouring in. We started off with only 9 employees, and now employ almost 80. Along with the expansion in production came the need for the expansion of floor space. From our humble beginnings under a tree in the backyard to building a factory (comprising of 5500m²) on the R59 Highway we have come a long way. During 2003 we won the coveted Business Man of the Year award. Since then, we have been awarded many accolades which now decorate our office walls. We manufacture our products with pride - personally inspecting every boat that leaves our factory to ensure that it is built to the highest standards. In 2006, we were introduced to vacuum infusion by a well-known French company and quickly saw the benefits; after making a decision to use the vacuum infusion as part of the manufacturing process of our boats - a first for any boat builder in South Africa. This has enabled us to offer a lifelong hull warranty on our product – again – the first and only boat manufacturer in South Africa to do so. People are often amazed when they are told that we both suffer from dyslexia and left school at the end of Grade 9 (Standard 7). This has encouraged us to give back to our community where needed. Since 2007, we have hosted the annual Celebrity Ice Block Challenge where actors and artists are invited to race against each other to raise funds for various charities. We are often guests on television and radio programs promoting boating and boat racing by encouraging people of all ages to believe in their dreams. Since 1994, we are truly seen as leaders in the South African boat building and boat manufacturing business.
Established in 1994, Premier Marinas Limited owns and operates nine of the UK’s most prestigious marinas. Our vision for Premier Marinas is to be the finest marina operator in the UK and we aim to achieve this by providing our customers with quality marinas in good locations and superb customer service. To make sure that we are successful in reaching our business goals we continually invest in our marinas and in staff training. About our marinas Premier’s marinas are all based on the South Coast and our locations include: Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne, East Sussex; Brighton Marina in East Sussex; Chichester Marina in West Sussex; Southsea, Port Solent, Gosport and Swanwick marinas in Hampshire; Noss-on Dart in Devon and Falmouth Marina in Cornwall. Premier’s core business is the wet and dry berthing of leisure craft and in combination, our marinas are able to offer over 5,000 berths. We also provide storage ashore for over 2,000 boats; in traditional cradles and through our dry stack facilities. Alongside our boat storage services, all Premier marinas offer a fully serviced boatyard facility, run by our own highly trained staff who operate modern well-maintained boat lifting and boat moving equipment. But that’s not all, we also focus on the quality of our site security and marina facilities with the aim of significantly enhancing our customers’ boating experience. In practice this means that when you berth your boat with Premier, you can expect a safe and secure environment for both you and your boat, good onsite food and drink provision and showers and toilets that set the standard for the industry. Running alongside our marina services are those offered by our commercial tenant partners. With over 300,000 square feet of property for rent across our marinas, our tenants operate a wide variety of businesses that include boat sales and repair services, retailers and catering companies. These business are critical to the overall attraction of our marinas as they provide vital support services that help us meet our customers’ wider boating needs. Find out more about our commercial properties here. About our service Our guiding principles for the success of our business include making sure that our berth holders and visitors enjoy the time they spend in our marinas and we believe that providing a friendly and efficient service is key to maintaining customer satisfaction. We aim to achieve our service goals not only by providing the practical skills required by our employees, but also by immersing our staff in our cultural values of openness and honesty, approachability and respect for our customers - and each other. Alongside this we aim to empower our employees so that they can make the right day to day decisions in accordance with these principles and to keep us on track, we canvass customer feedback.
Established in 1969 the Tingdene Group of companies first established itself as the leading Park Home manufacturer in the country and since then has expanded its range of operations into becoming one of the UK’s largest operators and owners of Park and Holiday home estates. In 2004 Tingdene acquired the prestigious Thames & Kennet Marina on the Royal River Thames, one of the largest Inland marinas in the country boasting two marinas in one offering Cruiser, Narrowboat, and Dutch Barge moorings. Since acquiring Thames & Kennet Marina Tingdene have increased its interest within the Inland waterway marinas and acquired seven more marinas and seven boat sales offices, establishing the company as one of the largest operators of premier inland marinas in the country. Tingdene recognise the ever increasing demand of meeting customers requirements and will continue to develop and increase the quality and standard of service, facilities and opportunities for berth holders. Our inland marinas are fantastic places and what makes them even better is that they give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. First-rate facilities, superb water front bars and restaurants, excellent boatyard facilities, plus friendly marina teams, will turn your boating dreams into a reality. With nine premium destinations within central and southern England Tingdene Marinas give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. From river boats to narrow boats and barge boats to cruisers, whatever your boating preference we welcome you all.
Occupying an enviable position in the midpoint of the Westcountry, King Point Marina in the heart of Plymouth makes it especially easy to explore the South West from a great vantage spot, being equally as close to Cornwall and its spectacular coastline as it is to the rugged moors of Devon for those looking to explore Dartmoor. Plymouth has one of the finest deep water harbours in the country and direct access to some of the best cruising waters in the UK including right on the doorstep including the Rivers Yealm, Tamar, Lyner and Cawsands within easy reach for a day trip, and stunning destinations like Dartmouth, Salcombe, Brixham and Torquay to the east in Devon and picturesque Cornish ports like Fowey and Falmouth to the west. King Point Marina sits in the heart of Plymouth’s historic quarter and can be reached easily by road, rail and sea. King Point Marina provides both permanent and visitor berthing in Plymouth for up to 151 sailing yachts and motor vessels ranging from seven and a half to twenty-five meters in length. The facility is bringing Millbay’s inner basin, designed and built by pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1857, back to life. King Point Marina is part of the transformation of the Coastal Quarter in Plymouth and is seen as one of the flagship steps in a series of developments that include a new boulevard that will link the popular waterfront with the city centre and a dramatic Dubai style structure containing luxury apartments with a view over Plymouth Sound. Creating an impressive focal point for the entire Millbay regeneration project, this is the perfect place to berth your boat in Devon. Amongst the other facilities, King Point Marina includes a contemporary two-storey building with striking views over Plymouth Sound, Drakes Island and beyond. The building offers a marina office with amenity facilities on the ground floor and a first floor restaurant called The Dock. The Dock receives rave reviews for their food, service and ambience. They even stock their very own brand of Sailor’s Coffee.
Shotley Marina is ideally situated at the confluence of the Rivers Orwell and Stour. Its location is second to none, and as a yachtsman you can choose to explore these rivers or access the open sea and plot trips to local harbours. For the adventurous, longer passages to the continent are an option without having to motor or sail for a couple of hours to the mouth of the river. Shotley Marina has 350 fully serviced modern berths all with Electricity and Water. It has 24 hours access – all states of the tide. Our experienced harbour/lock masters are available 24/7 to provide security, help when mooring, local sailing and weather advice. Shotley Marina has a Chandlery providing boat fittings, and a general range of provisions. ‘Suffolk Coast Sailing, providing practical and shorebased RYA courses, own boat tuition, skippered charters and day sails’ www.suffolkcoastsailing.co.uk. State of the art Inogen Leading Light to guide you into the Marina. Shotley Marina also has a launderette with washing machines, driers and ironing facilities Two modern ablution blocks providing showers, baths and facilities for the disabled. It also has free Wi-Fi available on site. Shotley Marine Services – are able to move up to 40 tons and provide full Engineering, GRP and Shipwright services. There is also the Shipwreck Pub and Restaurant – Good food and fine wines and beers can be enjoyed whilst enjoying its unrivaled location adjacent to the marina lock and looking onto both the Orwell and Stour rivers.
Mayflower Marina, located in Plymouth, Devon, offers both permanent and visitor berthing together with some of the most outstanding cruising waters in and around the South West coast of England. With full tide access for boats up to 20m Mayflower Marina is an ideal place to berth your boat. You will be in good company as Plymouth is renowned for boating, sailing and hosting major inshore and offshore racing including: the Americas Cup, the Fastnet finish, power boat championships and a range of regattas and other sailing events throughout the year. Ashore we believe we have most the facilities a boat owner would require, including maintenance, repair, basic provisions and we are particularly proud of our luxury bathrooms and award winning restaurant. Offsite Plymouth’s City Centre is only a 5 minute taxi ride away and has plenty to offer including, the Theatre Royal, cinemas, museums, the marine aquarium, a huge array of shopping opportunities, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafes. Afloat and ashore there is plenty to do and see, why not come and see for yourself? We look forward to welcoming you to our marina.
Titchmarsh Marina, located on the Essex Coast, is independently owned and operated by the Titchmarsh family with over 400 berths including linear pontoons and foreshore moorings for smaller craft. The site offers high standards and full marina facilities. Titchmarsh Marina boasts a peaceful and sheltered location situated within the unique Walton Backwaters which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a site of special scientific interest. We have 420 Sheltered Marina Berths Linear pontoons in the Twizzle, half tide berths and foreshore moorings. 16 amp Metered Electricity supply delivered to all marina berths. Marine engineers are located onsite, covering all your mechanical needs for every type of craft. Titchmarsh Marina also has a well stocked chandlery covers all requirements from upkeep and repair to essential provisions.
The company was set up in 2006 by two of the UK's leading marina experts John Harding and Sam Bourne, with the backing of one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. Our purpose is to offer great facilities, service and value, to provide safe and secure berthing and access to services needed to get the most out of boating. Our motto remains as relevant today as it has been since our formation in 2006, despite now owning 11 marinas around the country, providing over 2600 berths. We are a customer-focused company, committed to going the extra mile to provide convenient, personal and efficient services to our customers. Castle Marinas owns 11 marinas in outstanding locations. Two coastal marinas at the hub of UK sailing and motorboating on the South Coast, and nine marinas surrounding the heart of the UK's inland waterways. Our coastal locations are Royal Clarence Marina in Portsmouth and Birdham Pool in Chichester Harbours. Our nine inland marinas are perfectly distributed to cruise the UK canal network and include some of the UK's leading locations. Our main objective is to offer you a safe, secure and enjoyable berthing environment, a sense of family and community, and group-wide benefits. Both Inland and coastal marinas offer reciprocal berthing arrangements. Find out about our flexi-bething and our introductory scheme.
In 1981, after 89 years of commercial operation, the Port of Preston closed. The town of Preston was faced with the question of what to do with a 40 acre basin of water just outside of the town centre. It did not take long before the idea of redeveloping the docklands area into a leisure/retail and residential centre emerged, with a marina at its heart. It was never going to be easy, with a location that is up an extremely tidal and shallow river some 16 miles from the rough and exposed Irish Sea , it could hardly be argued to an ideal place to start a marina. Many prominent figures from the worlds of yachting and business looked at and then shied away from the idea, but one Preston based yachtsman, whose small road transport business had regularly worked from the Port thought that although Preston will never be an ideal cruising ground, perhaps with a lot of hard work and some creative and diverse thinking Preston Marina might be a useful winter base for boat owners from the North West of England, and so formed a Company. In 1985, before the surrounding land was re-developed, a “trial version” of Preston Marina was opened, initially with only 6 swinging moorings in the dock basin and not much else around – but gradually boats started to come – and indeed found us to be the useful winter or laying-up base that was at the heart of the concept. A lot has happened since 1985….with fully serviced pontoon berths, boatyard, chandlery and lifestyle shop and a very popular water-side coffee shop (all of which opened in April 1990), Preston Marina has become a hub of Lancashire’s small but vibrant boating community as well as the jewel in the crown of the City (since 2002) of Preston’s Riversway Docklands.
When it comes to successful marina operations, no other company has more experience or offers greater expertise than MDL. Established in 1973, we’re now Europe's leading marina group currently operating 20 major marinas and boatyards and managing over 7,000 berths. Through Freedom Berthing, we offer the largest marina network available from any operator – 150 marinas in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal. All of which are free to visit with Freedom Berthing membership. The MDL team includes experienced and professionally qualified specialists in all facets of marina development and marina operations. As well as the UK base, MDL has offices in Spain with experienced representatives in each country. During the course of 45 years’ operating in the marina sector we have developed a complete in-house management and development resource that is not only self-sufficient but broad in its experience and knowledge. The beautiful locations of our marinas deserve special consideration if we are to enjoy them in years to come. MDL recognises that virtually all the activities of the Company, and that of our customers and tenants, have some impact on the environment. That is why MDL is committed to environmental improvement, employs a dedicated Environmental Policy Manager and supports The Green Blue; the environmental awareness campaign for the boating community.
Welcome to Essex Marina, located N 51° 37.34' E 0° 47.85' on the River Crouch, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Essex Marina boasts 500 deep water moorings, including 50 swinging moorings all with access to the sea at all states of the tide. Our pontoons are modern with all berths having water and electricity available. Located just 7 miles from Southend and less than an hours drive from London, Essex Marina attracts customers from all over the South East. We offer storage for approximately 300 boats fully serviced with 240v electricity and water points, all set within a secure compound. Storage ashore is free of charge to annual berth holders. We also offer competitive rates for short term visitors. Our Marine Travelift Hoist can lift loads up to 70 tons and 6.7m beam, easily and efficiently. With hydraulic sling adjustment for fast, precise handling and precision independent hoist control at all four corners, this hoist is state of the art equipment. Essex Marina is the only Marina on the East Coast to have a hoist with such a lifting capacity.
Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.
Born in 1976 from the quest for sporting performance by Jean-François Fountaine, Yves Pajot and Daniel Givon, the Fountaine Pajot shipyard launched its first cruising catamaran in 1983 and began the Motor Yachts adventure in 1998. We have acquired our position as an international reference thanks to our constant desire for innovation and renewal. Our ranges of sailing catamarans and Motor Yachts are designed, designed and upgradeable to meet the requirements of customers who are passionate about navigation, comfort and freedom. Naturally concerned with protecting the essential source of our ideal of life, we are attentive to reducing the marine footprint of our catamarans. We therefore offer the integration of renewable energy sources on all of our models. Our ECO-CRUISING and SMART CRUISING concepts considerably reduce the ecological impact of our boats and dedicate the clean energy of our sailboats.
For more than 40 years, Heesen has pursued a consistent mission: to create yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. To achieve this, skilled hands, driven by a passion for perfection, make all the difference. They are able to fulfil every customer’s dream. Our craftsmanship is matched with a hunger for innovation, creating designs that continuously push the limit. But the Heesen experience goes beyond building a perfect yacht. It’s all about exceeding the client’s expectations with first-class service at all times. Founding father Frans Heesen had no idea of the adventure awaiting him when he acquired Striker Boats back in 1978. Now, almost four decades later, he has built a company renowned for producing some of the finest superyachts in the world. And although he stepped back from the company in 2012, his mission to create yachts that push the boundaries still lives on today. Though based on our proven engineering platform and tested hulls, each one of our semi-custom series is characterized by its own unique exterior design. A semi-custom superyacht represents the perfect choice for clients who want to rely on proven design while still being able to personalise the yacht to their taste and lifestyle. Heesen was the first superyacht build. The semi-custom proposition has parallels within the automotive industry, where even the most exclusive brands produce in lines rather than designing fully bespoke cars. The overall design and engineering is shared, but clients have the opportunity to completely customize their car through a range of options to make it their own. The semi-custom lines at Heesen work in the same way, but offer even greater potential for customization. Clients can decide on an existing hull type and superstructure and then personalise their yacht with their own choice of materials, colour schemes and interior outfitting, creating something that is one of a kind. When it comes to custom yacht building, Heesen can fulfil every client’s wish. Each one-off creation is designed to fully embody the owner’s vision and is coupled with Heesen’s exceptional standard of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. If you can dream it, Heesen can build it.
Born from a passion for the sea, Tankoa Yachts embodies the concept of “thinking big”. Our infrastructures and expertise are focused on extraordinary semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up. Our vision; delivering first class yachts, one-off or small series, which natural extension resides in unseen before after-sale services. We assembled an absolute dream team of experts composed of some of the world’s most respected professionals from the construction floor up to the engineering and technical office and top managers. At Tankoa traditions and latest technologies, design and efficiency live together to give birth to splendid yachts which reflect their owners’ unique identities and way of living the sea. And despite our very structured and organized processes, superior quality, superb engineering and second-to-none technical specifications, we always manage to keep a high level of flexibility. Since over 30 years, the Tankoa Yachts management team has been working with the world’s most famous design studios. The cooperation with designers runs through a natural and smooth process, sharing ideas and technical priorities aiming to create the perfect design according to each owner’s unique tastes. We work with many designers from Italy, Holland and other countries to give clients the widest possible choice, but we are also ready to work with designers of clients’ choice. We clearly understand your usual designer knows your tastes, your way of living, your favorite colors and tones.
Under the ownership of Tim Duncan the ever-popular custom-built Admiral 40, now renamed Celtic 40, is in production at Celtic Yachts new purpose-designed factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Celtic Yachts bought the moulds and rights to manufacture the Admiral 38 and 40 in 2011. Tim has a life-long interest in sailing and mucking about in boats. He purchased an Admiral 38 hull, deck and bulkheads from then Admiral Yachts and fulfilling a lifelong dream, launched Songbird in 2001. Since then Tim continues to be inspired to build solid, beautiful boats. While completing Songbird, Tim saw the opportunity to build quality interiors for boats. This earned him a reputation for producing excellent workmanship and service within the yachting industry. Both the Celtic 40 and Admiral 38 are perfect for short-handed sailing and provide excellent sailing performance and comfortable live-aboard experience, with the Celtic 40 offering added spacious live-aboard elegance. Enhanced features of the Celtic 40 include, a redesigned helm station allowing for ease of short-handed sailing, a new davit platform, moulded bimini ceiling, redesigned heads, more spacious forward and aft cabins, more locker space, extended saloon seating and a larger sliding door opening. Our luxury catamarans are designed by Angelo Lavranos. The Lavranos design aim: "Grace, Pace, Space” combines a unique blend of aesthetic design, engineering, and offshore experience. A true bluewater boat!
VOYAGE yachts manufactures performance oriented, luxury cruising sail and power catamarans in Cape Town South Africa. VOYAGE Yachts have completed and launched their first electric VOYAGE 480, “Electrified.” Sea trials were successful, with the boat and systems performing beautifully, as expected. “Electrified” is equipped with a large, high-capacity battery bank, a solar array, and electric sail drives capable of re-generation when the boat is under sail, in addition to all the comforts and amenities one could wish for.
More than just yacht builders, we’re passionate ocean explorers ourselves. 18 years ago, Knysna Yacht Company set out to establish a boutique luxury yacht manufacturing business.. Since then, we’ve gained an internationally-renowned reputation for building exceptional yachts based on a unique blend of elements – from the rich maritime heritage of our location and formidable Agulhas current on our doorstep to our equally unrelenting passion, ingenuity and craft. The result is our world-class customizable, blue water sailing catamarans. Engineered for stability. Designed for luxury. Destined to unleash the voyager in you. Our passion, extensive experience and expertise allow you to create a fully customized yacht interior, creatively using every inch of space to suit your taste and needs.
NOVALUXE Yachts builds hybrid electric yachts from the ground up with our ELITE series. We work directly with other manufacturers to deliver new hybrid electric yachts to our customers. We re-fit used power catamarans. NOVALUXE ensures your electric build is done properly and you always have power when you need it. We warranty the electrical system and our customers are treated like family. Nova Luxe Yachts works directly with buyers to identify hulls which would be great as electric. We provide clear range and performance estimates at the onset of the project and work with the buyer to purchase all necessary components for the build. We are not an agent who works on behalf of any single hull manufacturer. Purchases are made through each manufacturer existing distribution channels.
Xquisite Yachts has been established in 2014 with the purpose of launching a new brand of sailing and power catamarans. Our goal was to create the ultimate luxury yacht for cruisers, where safety and innovative designs blends together, offering unmatched comfort for adventurers who wish to explore our oceans without giving up their comfortable lifestyle. Our yachts are built in Cape Town, by a team of highly experienced catamaran builders, and are marketed globally and exclusively under the brand, Xquisite Yachts. All our vessels are designed for comfort and easy sail handling, including two headsails, electric winches and davits, and equipped with generator, air-conditioning, water maker, washing machine and digital switching as standard. Allowing extensive blue water cruising for couples or families. The sailing performance of our yachts is reached by using lightweight construction materials, such as high-density foam core and vacuum infused epoxy resin, built to CE and category A offshore certification. While great performance is guaranteed with the twin 80HP Yanmar engines under power. Although all our yachts are equipped for serious blue water sailing as standard and the choice of two different interior finishes comes at no additional cost, our “in-house” design team allows us the flexibility to offer both standard and fully custom versions of all models, adapting to the needs of our clients, with the professional guidance of our dedicated design team. As boutique boatyard, our approach is to build only a limited amount of yachts each year, using the latest technology and exceptional finishes.
At St Francis Catamarans we have a small and dedicated team of highly skilled artisans who take great pride in the outstanding quality of our boats. Each of the 38 employees, whether in management, admin or production, are extremely proud to be part of the team, and contribute to the continuing success of the company. Every St Francis Catamaran is custom-made to suit the requirements of our clients and we are always willing to discuss and implement new and exciting concepts and ideas. We operate a system of continuous improvement and strive every day to improve, whether it is in quality, equipment, productivity or housekeeping. We listen to feedback from our customers and are open to suggestions and ideas that could help us offer an even better product. Our aim is to be the best in everything we do, never compromise on quality and to make each boat better than the ones before.
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