So Where Do You Start?

Buying A New or Used Boat Should An Exciting Experience....

In this section we plan to keep adding updated information which will alleviate any anxiety or stress that may come accompany the purchasing process. We'd also love to hear about your experiences or  invaluable advice you may have to pass on to the first time buyer.  

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What you NEED to know before you buy

Before you even begin any of the processes listed below, all of our Ancasta professional brokers recommend that you gain as much boating experience as you possibly can before you buy.   • Our first…

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Marine Surveys

We don't need to remind you that boating can be a very expensive sport or past time – even more so if you purchase a vessel with pre-existing problems. A boat survey can ensure peace of mind. If…

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Visiting Dartmouth

If the West Country is on your list of places to explore, make sure to call into Dartmouth on your travels. Perched on the steep hillside of the River Dart estuary, Dartmouth is a stunning little town…

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Top Tips “Upwind Trimming - Mainsail”

Making sure your sails are trimmed to perfection will give you the best chance of sailing fast upwind and getting to the first mark in a good position. The mainsail, in particular, is extremely…

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Top Tips “Downwind Trimming”

Whether you are out in front defending or attacking from the back of the pack, huge gains can be made on the downwind leg of a yacht race. Making sure your spinnaker trim is fine tuned will help you…

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Top Tips “The Fundamentals of Good Crew Work”

Forming a crew that works well together and that can always perform on the racetrack, even when the going gets tough, can be tricky. It is a careful balancing act of combining the right skillsets with…

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The Development of Foiling Sailboats

Following the recent launch of the new Figaro Beneteau 3, we take a look at how foiling has become so prominent in our sport. From cruising trimarans to racing catamarans and new offshore monohulls,…

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Top Tips “Sailing Fitness”

Get the most out of your Strength and Conditioning Programme. By Jamie Gabbidon, Coach at Pinnacle Performance. As the start of the sailing season fast approaches, it’s time to step your training…

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Visiting ScillyIsles

Jewels of granite in a turquoise sea. The Scilly archipelago, lying just 25 miles off the SW tip of Cornwall in England, is a jealously kept secret by anyone who has ever set foot here. For yachtsmen,…

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