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New batch of Solo’s

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A selection shots of new solo for John Moon who wanted a zenith blue hull and grey deck which the Boatyard at Beer was very happy to provide for him, the shot above the hull shows roping ready for splicing creating continuous lines.  Our solos were not at this years Nationals but finished 1st and 2nd at Salcombe Regatta and FIRST at the Southern Area championships, we are hoping a few of the Boatyard at Beer boats get to the championships next year and will keep you posted.

Breaking news

We are happy to announce that the Boatyard at Beer now have acquired the rights to mould the Streaker class of dinghies from Rooster as we have now finalised a deal with Rooster sailing and will be updating information on the new Streakers for 2016 on the Blog, hopefully next week and will inform the class on prices and all optional extras for the discerning Streaker sailor.  We look forward to dealing with all new Streaker customers when they collect their new boats direct from the Boatyard at Beer.

All boats will be fully rigged outside the workshop for the client when they arrive to collect.



The above picture is a carbon fibre spoiler for a racing helmet for a formula 3 customer, I will take some pictures of the mould for you next week which we have had to make to create this, anything curvy we can make!


The above picture shows Tim Wade’s solo being fitted out, and Tim will be collecting next week some time, we are currently doing a batch of 5 and below is the special order Zenith blue boat for Baggyaardvark in the mould!

The Boatyard at Beer solos has a great Salcombe Regatta finishing 1st and 2nd, unfortunately no one was at the Championships this year with them but hopefully 2016 will see them at the front of the fleet again.


New Swim Boat project

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The Boatyard at Beer have been working very closely with elite swimmers Neil Tubbs and Nick Reed in the development of a swim boat which can be towed behind them when they are completing long distance swims in open water.  The boat gives the opportunity to carry water, food, mobile phones, radios, dry clothes, shoes and flares (plus tents and sleeping bags if necessary)!  These boats give a greater degree of safety and visibility to open water swimmers.


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Our elite swimmers have already swam from Lyme Regis to Seaton Hole in open water and are very impressed with the prototype and are now making plans to swim the whole of the South West coast piece by piece.  We will be having our official launch off Beer Beach tomorrow at 10.00 a.m.

If you are interested in having a swim boat please contact the Boatyard at Beer direct.

New swim boat mould plug

The Boatyard at Beer have been working closely with two elite swimmers from Devon, Dr. Nick Reed and Neil Tubbs and have developed a boat which has the capacity for holding drinks, food, flares and spare clothing for long distance swimming.  Nick and Neil have swam all the way from Lyme Regis to Seaton Hole the other weekend with the prototype we made over a month ago, we have now incorporated a selection of new ideas from this and will be producing the new Swim Boat for them and other swimming customers within the next month.  We will keep you posted via the blog on this exciting new project and more information can be obtained on the routes via Nick Reed’s facebook page.


Salcombe Regatta Solo results

The Boatyard at Beer Solos get First and Second at 2015 Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta Week.

Peter Ballantine , on the left, won 4 of the 6 race series to take the trophy on day five from a strong fleet of 45 boats.  Peter is on a gap year before he studies civil engineering at Southampton University.  Second placed Phil King said “Peter sailed a very skilful series consistently making the right calls on the best racing line.  His boat speed was unmatched amongst a fleet of very experienced sailors.”


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Congratulations to Peter and Phil from all the happy workers at the Boatyard!!