She has looked after you all summer and now it’s time to look after her!

After the first 'cold-snap' of this winter we thought it would be a good time to write about some of the key points when winterising a boat. Most boats on summer moorings and marina berths have now been lifted out of the water and blocked off ashore. But don't just leave it there, the more [...]

The trip of a lifetime in a Wauquiez…

Chris and Helen Tibbs are currently on a break from their sailing trip of a lifetime onboard their stunning and extremely capable Wauquiez Centurion 40. Chris Tibbs is a professional meteorologist and has over 18 years and 250,000 miles at sea, this includes 3 around the world races, the last time as Skipper of CONCERT [...]

Sir Chay Blyth and his Contest 48

Sir Chay Blyth is best known for his daring and challenging adventures such as rowing the Atlantic in 1966 or competing in the original solo, non-stop round the world yacht race in 1968. He is less well known for his love of cruising...but a man of his stature should know a good boat when he [...]

The new Flagship… Contest 85CS

She's now out in the fresh air... Flagship launch nears for Contest Yachts, Holland’s leading semi-custom yacht builder. Now well on the way to her 2018 launch, the new 26-metre flagship Contest 85CS is now out of the fitting out hall and the launch is ever closer. It is an exciting time seeing this first [...]

View from the Pontoon

The Parkstone Bay Yachts team have thoroughly enjoyed the first week at Southampton Boat Show and are ‘buoyed’ at how our three boats, the Contest 42CS, RM890 and the Wauquiez 48 Pilot Saloon have been received! 156 boats and products have made their debut this week and despite the weakness of the pound, optimism from [...]