January Newsletter

We have had a very wet and blowy winter and all at the yard cannot wait for Spring. We have had the house boat pontoons blown around and nearly weekly storms with 40+ mph winds. Fortunately no damage done so far but has been a constant reminder of the routines of owning a boat yard. I thought I would update on progress.

January highlights

  • Andrew Massey, Duncan Skingley, Chris Hardman-Jones and John Henderson have now rented workshop space at the yard and become approved contractors.
  • We are looking to welcome more boat builders and related craftsmenonto the yard with introductory deals. Classic Boat magazine will feature this aspect and do a report on the yard in the first half of the year.
  • Susie Ferris has helped us to put together anti-fouling packs for those needing all the tools and materials to anti-foul their boat. These include brushes, rollers, tape, primer and anti-fouling.  If you don’t want to do this job we are happy to take on the work. Please speak to the office. We will also be offering a valeting service to get all boats nice and clean to go back into the water. This will include a full clean inside and outside.
  • We are looking at implementing a parking system at Gweek Classic Boat Yard.  Boat owners and contractors will be entitled to park, however visitors to the yard will be charged. This will improve the parking situation and make it fairer for everyone.
  • Troy Christensen has worked tirelessly to improve the reliability of the electrics at the yard. He has increased the power supplies so this should reduce the drop in current to the house boats.  Troy has also set up a marine electrics business at the yard and has now given up his London job to move down to Gweek, restore his yacht and start the new business. He will still occasionally return to the London area to race his Musto Skiff at the very top level.
  • John Henderson is busy setting up Lizard Marine and already has a growing order book of work for the yard.
  • Our undercover space is increasingly being taken and we are very excited with some fo the wonderful boats that have come onto the yard for work.
  • Holly Carberry has joined our team to help and improve with some of the communications. Please let us know if you would like to announce anything in this newsletter.
  • Gweek Classic Boat Yard now has a deep water mooring on the Helford that is located between Port Navas and the ferry landing. The mooring is suitable for a deep level boat up to 35 feet and can be rented for short or long periods. Please contact the office for a quote. The yard with Lizard Marine also will have a rib positioned at Helford to help where possible any customers that have need of our services or any mechanical breakdown.

Falmouth Classics

We are all looking forward to Falmouth Classics in June.We will be racing one of the yard’s classic yachts; Sara, the Deben 4 tonner. We are a major sponsor of the event and will have a stand in the event village. It would be great to see you there.



Classic Boat Magazine

Classic Boat will be doing a feature on Gweek Classic Boat Yard later in the year about the development taking place and new services available. Look out for our ads in next month's issue.




Café to open in April

Susie Goodwill will have the café open in April and we are all looking forward to being able to see the project finished.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gweek as you work on your boat. Please feel free to call us at any time on 01326 221657 or email info@gweekquay.co.uk. We will look after your boat as if it was our own. I hear many impressive and incorrect versions about our plans for the yard and what we have done. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to call me on 07767640986 or email on mark.aichroth@btopenworld.com