“Already talking to Andrew about further works”
We will be returning Nepenthe to you next winter lay up and in fact I have already been talking to Andrew about further works that he may need to schedule for next winter. The only place we have found anyone who really knows what they are doing with an old wooden boat is at Gweek.
Thanks for a problem free stay at Gweek and your flexibility in timing both craning out and in ... and the anti-foul pause.
— P.J., Hannabee
“What a lovely birthday present!”
She looks fantastic... thank you for such a lovely job and the pictures.
— Simon, Amoret
"A wide range of skills and expertise".
I used Gweek Classic Boatyard for the first time this year and found the whole experience entirely positive and would wholeheartedly recommend other boat owners to consider using Gweek for their future winter layovers.
Our initial experience revolved around coming up the river - we were unsure of the navigation route and although there are marker buoys the channel needs care for a boat our size. Tom the Boatyard manager proved extremely helpful - after we discussed our requirements and set a date Tom took us down the river on the boatyard rib to our boat and then helped us navigate up the river. The stress was completely taken out of the process and our initial very positive experience was further enforced throughout the winter season.
Tom and John expertly craned our yacht - a 32 foot Nordship - out of the water and smoothly moved her to the site in the boatyard where she was chalked up. We found Tom, together with his son John a constant source of good humour, enthusiasm, help and bon homie with no job too small to either guide, assist or help with.
We found the boatyard had a wide range of skills and expertise and so we were fortunate to benefit from some small and larger jobs over the winter.
The chandlery has been restocked and has a good range of items for the general repair work required. The team on the yard have contacts in every area - from the gas fitting and annual checks, the riggers and sail contacts, through to any electrical work and the range of woodwork required. Gemma and the office team handle all the administration extremely professionally and it was very positive to see the significant investment going into all areas of the yard to make the operation so much better run and professional. The yard looks, feels and is well run.
Chris, Trevor and the team provided an excellent cleaning and de-cruding service with our yacht's hull coming out positively gleaming after a clean wax and polish. A range of smaller jobs were completed without fuss and the recommendations, approach and skill with which the team carried out the work was excellent.
We found Susie, Duncan and the team expert woodworkers and they managed to return some of the teak on board to a fabulous condition.
Andrew in the wood shed proved a constant source of knowledge about all the wood work that needed doing and care required.
And finally when we went back in the water Tom, John and the team were there to again assist us throughout the process.
All in all we couldn't have asked for a better experience for our initial winter season at Gweek.
- Mike Pendleton
The new team is throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, into making the yard great again, and we look forward to seeing how they get on when the job list has been ticked off.
— Classic Boat Magazine