Friday, 26 August 2016

Knot or Fist – that is the question!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here on the south coast so whilst you’re sitting aboard your boat in the sunshine, cold drink on the table, music playing and water lapping, why not try your hand at making one of these. 

Now I’ve heard people referring to them as ‘monkey knots’ and ‘monkey fists’.  I’ve seen them attached to keys, on deck-shoes made from the ends of laces, and hanging from zips on clothing.   

Let’s see if you can make one, and then post a photo on our Facebook page.  The best (and maybe even the worst) attempt will get a bar of posh chocolate in the post.

Go on, give it a go. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Summer BBQ and Winter Storage – what a funny mix!

We had our annual BBQ last weekend and it was a huge success.  So many of our lovely customers and their families came along and enjoyed the hog-roast, the cold drinks, the live band and the great company.  The weather was awesome too.

Now, I’m not saying that our summer is anywhere near to being over, but, I do want to give you the heads up about a great winter storage offer that our sister company down in Chichester Harbour are offering.

If you, or a boat owning friend, are looking for boat storage in Chichester Harbour for this winter then call our sister company Thornham Marina on 01243 375 335.

They have 5 and 6 months packages available which include a lift out, pressure wash, storage ashore for 5 or 6 months, mast un-step/step (if required), cradle hire (if required) and re-launch.   They also provide a complimentary taxi to and from your home port upon arrival and departure (within a 20 mile radius).

And to give you extra value for money, they will give your boat a free summer scrub between May and August when you book your package by paying a £100 deposit.

If after 30 days you are not convinced that your boat is safer and better looked after than ever before, and that Thornham’s service is really friendly and second to none, then they will give you your money back, deliver your boat to a boatyard or marina of your choice anywhere in Chichester Harbour, and pay to get it lifted out completely free of charge and at their expense.  No ifs, no buts, no quibbles!  They can’t be fairer than that. 

So to receive all of this and secure your place for this winter call Courtney today on 01243 375 335.  These places get booked quickly so don’t miss out.

P.S. Every boat owner that books their winter storage at Thornham by the 31st September 2016 by paying a £100 deposit will be entered in to their free prize draw. The lucky winner will receive their winter storage package completely free of charge.  Last year’s winner was Phil Rowcliffe with boat ‘Elbe Lady’. 


Friday, 12 August 2016

It's all going off with a bang this evening – Don’t miss it!

One of the great things about living here in Portsmouth on the south coast is all the activity we see on the water and in the air, and last night and tonight are no exception.

You may have seen the incredible Red Arrows doing what they do best in the sky yesterday, but don’t miss the Cowes fireworks tonight.  They really are a sight to behold.  You’ll no doubt hear our ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ from here.

The fireworks start at 9.30pm so make sure you, your family and friends are on your boat in plenty of time, or viewing from a good spot to watch, and enjoy.