Pre-Season Success

Here’s to the new season! Thank you to all who attended our evening of live music and Indian inspired cuisine, at our annual Pre-Season Bash. It was lovely to see both our berth holders and marina staff toasting to the new season. Many congratulations to our winner Gary Keene, who on Thursday won the first [...]

Pre-Season Berth Holders Bash

Let's Toast to the New Season! This month we are hosting our annual Pre-Season Berth Holders Bash, from our wonderful location South Deep Cafe. Our exciting evening takes place on Thursday 25th April from 7:15pm until late.  We will welcome you with a complimentary glass of Prosecco, and you will have the chance to get [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]