La Mer Germaine
La Mer Germaine - Paul Barclay, Dartmouth
On The Water
If the month of July is anything like May and June then we are in for a fantastic summer... long balmy days and plenty of sun cream!
This will get everyone taking to the water, whether you are simply off to the next harbour or along the coast for lunch, perhaps further afield; maybe visiting the Channel Islands and French Coast, both of which are easily accessible from the South Devon Coast.
Within twelve hours sailing or less if crossing on a motorboat, you could be sipping your favourite tipple on foreign shores within no time. These passages are usually stress-free, with the highlight being passing ships or the occasional dolphin, possibly even a basking shark.
However, due consideration should be given to the condition of your vessel. The majority of incidents that could cause a hiccup to your summer cruise are usually because of the most incidental thing.
Starting with the most basic of faults, from dirty fuel to sail handling issues, defective standing or running-rigging, deck hardware issues etc to more sinister issues such as leaking windows or even deck or skin fittings.
All of these things can easily be spotted long before you even think about putting pencil to chart. Be prepared with your boat checklist and go through this in advance, checking all filters, hose connections, bilge pumps, limber holes below decks etc.
Around the boat, ensure all lifelines and deck fittings are secured safely and check that the chainplates are not showing sign of age? Make sure you test the electrical and mechanical systems?
These few simple steps can go a long way to ensure your boating getaway is plain sailing!
The One Brokerage brand continues to grow despite market pessimism!
We are selling more boats than ever and have now taken the brand to the Mediterranean.
One Brokerage is an innovative brokerage house, offering owners & buyers a simple route in to the wonderful world of boat ownership. It is run by highly experienced and qualified yacht brokers based in the UK and South of France.
This international presence in key boating regions provides you with the unique opportunity to gain a simple perspective on the best deals available, with just one call - to One Brokerage.
If it is advice on buying, selling, insuring, berthing or even maintaining your boat, we’re ready.
Now based in La Napoulle and Beaulieu we are also looking to extend further across the UK.
We are always looking for more boats to sell in our unique modern fashion, with a large database of buyers looking to step aboard their next boat this year.
As always if we can help sell you current boat, or find your next - please do not hesitate to call.
With over 20 years of experience Tom Wills and Jamie Coombes have unparalleled in depth knowledge of power boat sales - new and used, sailing yacht sales - new and used, chartering, skippering and all forms of boat maintenance from cleaning to fiberglass and gel coat repairs, epoxies and osmosis.
Both Tom & Jamie have been trained by the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association and are specialists in brokerage for the modern marketplace; please contact us to discuss your boating needs.
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First Published July 2013 By The Dart