It is the time of year when we start to get excited about coming together with family and friends during the long winter days, and we even start to look forward to spring. Believe it or not we are still selling boats at an average of one a fortnight, and no one is more […]
After a busy summer I finally get to enjoy some hobby time on and by the water. By coincidence the acronym HSC also stands for Henley Sailing Club, where I was on the bridge on Sunday officiating at a mid-morning race. The club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. Do visit their website for more […]
Thanks to the beautiful weather recently it feels like we have had an amazing season. However we all know that the weather will change and winter preparations are well on the way.
Comings and goings
“Eclipse 99” – a PTS 26 arriving in Wargrave
A newly acquired PTS 26 arrived in the UK one sunny Saturday this month. The […]
Clearly the summer weather is still with us, and as I write from my desk the sun is streaming onto the keyboard.
Our summer holiday this year was limited to a family trip to Suffolk. Why go elsewhere when the Southwold Pier offers you a super efficient 3-minute armchair holiday and the chance to be […]
It would be very un-British not to mention the weather. Clearly meteorological conditions govern our enjoyment of boating and this year we are reaping the benefits of undiluted sunshine.
Each event, splendid in its own right, has been greatly enhanced by cloudless skies and balmy evenings. Who needs the Med when it’s all here on […]
As springs morphs into summer, the river is coming alive with brio and for whatever reason buyers are returning to the market with enthusiasm. Needless to say, we are happy.
Business is booming!
The first weekend of June saw us split into two camps with Adrian at Fawley Hill’s Décor-Architectural fair (formerly Salvo) where he showed […]
May has been an extremely lively month with visits to Paris, Norfolk and Yorkshire while life at our boat yard has been pretty hectic, too. Finally river levels subsided sufficiently to permit boats to return to their owners. It’s always a good feeling to see owners’ smiling faces as they reacquaint themselves with their […]
Recently one of our clients made me chuckle when he mentioned that in his next life, he wants to come back as me! He said: “When I am stuck in traffic on the M25 I think of you, swanning along the river bank, enjoying the best job in the world!”
It is true that […]
Regular readers will know how fond I am of North West England as a card carrying Mancunian, and therefore always happy to jump on the train heading north whenever the occasion arises.
It was love at first sight
While in the Lake District this time with the typical mix of snow and sun, I was delighted […]