The ABYA “Introduction to brokerage course”

Charlie North is a new Yacht Broker here at Parkstone Bay Yachts, as with all our brokers not only do they benefit from our in-house training but also the superb training offered by ABYA (The Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents). Below are a few words from Charlie about the course he successfully completed last [...]

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 Southampton Boat Show 2018 review

At this years TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show we were thrilled to be exhibiting three wonderful cruising yachts. The Contest 42CS, the RM1070 and the new Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42, making her UK debut!.. It goes without saying that all three boats were received with real enthusiasm as the show visitors marvelled at the quality and [...]

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 [...]

The new RM1180, coming soon…

She is still a mystery to us too....but we do know that if she is anything like her sisters in the RM Yachts range then we are all in for a treat! Drawn by the renowned French yacht designer Marc Lombard, she has already ready created quite a stir with enquiries flying in despite just [...]

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 [...]

How to buy a boat for the first time

Buying a boat, whether it is sail or power, is potentially going to feel like the second largest investment you make in your life. Buying a boat should be an exciting and satisfying experience, but as with most things in life, not without its pitfalls. As professional brokers we see our role as helping you [...]