Southampton Boat Show starts next Friday…

Just a week to go until the start of the Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating. Parkstone Bay Yachts will be in our usual place in the marina and looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Contest 42CS on berth 364.  Delivered this summer to one of our clients, this 42CS has a beautiful teak [...]

All NEW Contest 55CS – World Premiere Boot Dusseldorf

WORLD PREMIERE FOR NEW 17-METRE CONTEST 55CS PERFORMANCE BLUEWATER CRUISER AT BOOT DUSSELDORF 2020 Contest Yachts is delighted to announce that the Dusseldorf show will host the World Premiere for the yard's brand new 17 metre Contest 55CS  – a strikingly good looking, modern, performance, bluewater cruiser. With stunning lines both above and below the [...]

Nordship Yachts – Open Shipyard

Lunderskov, Denmark, 7th and 8th March - a great opportunity to experience the Nordship brand.     Come and visit the yard and see how these beautifully hand-crafted yachts are built. Nordship 360DS, 380Ds and 430Ds will be in display as well as a selection of used boats.  Doors are open from 10am to 3pm.   Please [...]

Düsseldorf Boat Show – ‘Boot Düsseldorf’

Every January the European Yachting community looks north, away from the warmer Mediterranean winters to Düsseldorf, Germany for Europes largest indoor boat show. Boot Düsseldorf enters it’s 51styear in 2019 and promises to be another great event. With nearly 2,000 exhibitors ranging from super yachts to day-sailing boats and everything in between, there is plenty [...]

Contest Yachts deliver first Contest 85CS

Contest Yachts deliver first Contest 85CS – Polina Star IV Contest Yachts are pleased to announce the completed delivery of the first of this renowned Dutch shipyard’s exciting new 26-metre, judel/vrolijk designed, Contest 85CS to her world cruising owner. With both owner and skipper having extensive deep ocean experience and very specific regard to safety, [...]

Have you considered staying afloat this winter?

Once Autumn passes we tend to see boatyards filling up and many boats being winterised, chocked up and emptied. However winter offers some great benefits for those boat owners who consider leaving their boat in the water. Empty cruising grounds and the possibility of flat calm waters can make this a great time of year [...]

An RM890 upgrade…the new RM890+

As if the RM890 wasn't already good enough...RM yachts have upgraded her to create the new RM890+ Launched in December 2013, the RM890 was immediately successful. Her stunning design, incredible interior volume and exceptional performance made her a reference in the segment of 30-foot cruising yachts. Despite this success RM think they can do even [...]

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 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 [...]