The new Marks and Spencer Food Hall in Oban is now open! For provisioning your boat you now have a choice in Oban of Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Lidl and Aldi as well as a top quality butchers – Jacksons of Oban. Details of the new M&S are here.
The new transit Marina in Oban Bay is now open for business – a great place to stop off for a spot of shopping or a meal ashore. It also makesd an ideal place to stop the night before returning here as its just a short hop away. Full details here.
We completed one of our more unusual requests today! There is a prototype tidal power electricity generating platform being tested in the Falls of Lora and we were asked to make guard wires and safety lines for it to prevent visitors falling in the drink. The quote was submitted on Weds, order placed for all the swaged fittings on Thursday – parts arrived Friday (Big Thank You to the boys at Sta-Lok rigging!) – Tim and I made all the parts on Friday from our detailed measurements and on Saturday we fitted all the wires. We were VERY pleased that every wire was the right length – first time ! It looks great and we were very pleased to be able to help out the company behind the project – the whole setup will eventually be dismantled after testing and shipped out to South East Asia where it will be permanently installed. More information about this interesting project is here.
I have shared a video (that I really made for fun !) with a few friends, and they have all said I should show it to a wider audience! So here you are !
The lady who makes the meals for our training courses and skippered charters etc is now able to offer her services to bare boat charter customers as well.
For full details click here.
The meals are all home-cooked using only fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Jennie is fanatical about quality, freshness and low environmental impact.
Jennie is a trained cookery teacher and her food is simply wonderful.
Once the meals are made they are deep frozen and around the time you arrive the food is delivered directly to us to await your arrival.
All you need to do is pop it in the oven and with virtually no work at all you can enjoy top quality food on board your yacht. Jennie provides full instructions, ingredient lists and a temperature probe. Remember it’s a holiday for the cook too! All dietary requirements can be catered for – such as Coeliacs, vegans, pescetarians etc.
Please note that Jennie requires at least 7 days notice for food orders.
We hire sleeping bags, pillows, towels and waterproof and breathable sailing suits. Click here for a list.