Eloise of Oban – a week from 19th June
Due to a very sad set of personal circumstances (nothing to do with Covid) a week on one of our boats in peak season has had to be cancelled. We would very much like to resell this week so we can fully refund the person that originally booked it.
Chantilly of Oban – 2nd – 9th July
We have turned away many requests for this week and expect it to sell quickly – first come first served – 01631 565630
It looks like 2021 is going to be the year of the ‘staycation’ and our message is – if you are thinking about sailing on the West coast of Scotland next year then you really need to book now to avoid disappointment.
All 2021 charter bookings now include a free outboard, the tablet with Navionics has proved a huge hit with our customers this year and every boat is now equipped with this facility as well as the virtual handovers on the same tablet which will all remain in place for 2021.
We look forward to hearing from our customers old and new.
A couple who were out on our yacht True Blue last week sent us this great photo when they returned home. Was it a lucky right place – right time photo or incredible skill ??? 😉
You choose – either way its a lovely photo.
A group who recently chartered one of our yachts – ‘Goldrush of Clyde’ made this cracking video of their trip.
This is a lovely story from one of our clients who chartered our Westerly OceanRanger ‘Clear Blue’ from us in the Summer of 2018. Its a great adventure and the illustrations are superb. Click here to read about their adventures round the top of Scotland.
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.