I bought my boat my boat; a very smart and pretty 1963 wooden Folkboat; in early December 2016 from the Boatshed Poole/Lymington Yacht Brokerage. I first saw the boat via an on line search and I had been looking for a good well priced wooden Folkboat for some time. The staff at Boatshed; Andrea and Jane; were very helpful and informative and soon arranged for me to view the boat with the owner. I instantly fell in love with her and arranged a test sail with the owner, which only went to confirm what a fine boat she was. Once the sale was agreed with the owner Boatshed were very helpful and made all the necessary arrangements for the transfer of funds and arranging a suitable collection time with the owner and completing all the necessary paper work. I would recommend Boatshed to anyone looking for friendly service and informative staff who have an obvious love of boats and all things sailing.

- Mike Butt | Boatshed Poole

I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to all the staff at Boatshed in particular to Jane in the office and Lloyd the whole experience from initial telephone enquiry to pre arranged visit ,advising on progress of offer to collection and arranging the relevant boat yard services went like clockwork. the sales documentation was superb , as and when we change our boat I will definitely be using your services and will recommend others also thanks again

- David Early | Boatshed Poole

We have just purchased a boat through Boatshed and would like to praise them for their very professional and yet friendly helpful service. The whole process from initial enquiry to handover was made so easy by all the boatshed staff involved. We would not hesitate to use their services again or to recommend them to othe

- Ian & Jeanette Gibson | Boatshed Poole

Buying a new boat is supposed to be a pleasure but we were finding the process difficult and frustrating in trying to buy our Larson from the local dealership who had it on brokerage. Having near enough given up we found that Boatshed Poole were also listing the actual boat that we wanted. Boatsheds Will West was able to reopen negotiations with the owner and successfully agree terms of purchase. We now have our boat. Personally I think that the success of this transaction was totally down to Wills tenacity, forebearance and good temper in dealing with both sides, plus having to manage the main dealers who had failed previously and were disinterested in helping anybody to proceed. Unless Will had persisted, to get over the hurdles placed in his way, then the vendor would not have sold his boat and we could not have purchased it. We recommend Will West and Boatshed for going the extra mile and taking a full professional interest in the needs and demands of both parties to achieve what everybody set out to do. David and Carolyn Winsall

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I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Boatshed Poole for there efficient and friendly service which I received during the purchase of my boat.They were at all times courteous and always willing to try to answer my probably strange questions.At what can be stressful for some of us they made the purchase as easy as possible.

- Alan | Boatshed Poole

Boatshed Poole - Easy to deal with, friendly, professional and kept me fully informed all the way through the selling process. Recommended.

- Michael | Boatshed Poole

Hello Ian & Jane, I would like to thank you for introducing a buyer and subsequently selling my boat recently. The sale went through without a hitch and I will certainly be recommending 'Boatshed Poole' to any of my friends contemplating selling their boat. Once again thanks very much.

- David Newman - July 2016 | Boatshed Poole

I bought my boat through Boatshed Poole in July 2016. I dealt with Andrea Drew throughout the process and her enthusiasm and help was much appreciated. Initially, I was outbid for the boat but fortunately for me, the higher bidder changed his mind and she immediately got back in touch, answered all my questions and provided the information I needed to go ahead with the purchase. Nothing was too much trouble. I felt I was dealing with a person, not just a company. Excellent personal service. Highly recommended.

- Geoff - July 2016 | Boatshed Poole

I was delighted with the professional service that I received from Boatshed Poole. Throughout the buying process their service was outstanding. Both the practical boat buying guidance and efficiency of the office were exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as an honest and professional broker to anyone.

- Douglas Rob - June 2016 | Boatshed Poole

Extremely helpful and efficient team. Jane provided prompt responses to my queries providing assistance where required, keeping me updated with how things were progressing. Lloyd was kind enough to arrange a Saturday viewing to work around my work commitments. This proved ideal otherwise I may have missed out on a wonderful opportunity. I am now the proud owner of a Westerly Centaur. Thank you to you both.

- Anon - May 2016 | Boatshed Poole

Delighted with your professionalism, interaction and reach. Your efforts secured two vetted and accompanied viewings leading to a decisive sale to a good home for my 1972 Westerly Centaur. Many thanks indeed

- Martin - May 2016 | Boatshed Poole

Would like to say many thanks to you and the team at boat shed for all your help and hard work selling my boat it has been a good result in a sort space of time. So Thanks again and perhaps we will meet again one day.

- Gary Brooks - April 2016 | Boatshed Poole

I was delighted with the service from the Boatshed Poole team since the New Year in marketing and selling my Crownline sports boat to the first potential buyer who appeared. I was particularly pleased that all the stages in the sale process showing the boat, accommodating the buyer's survey request, undertaking a sea trial , price negotiation and contract terms all went well only involving minimum participation from myself living 120 miles away. I like a 'can do' attitude and the Boatshed Poole team of Ian, Lloyd and Jane all demonstrated this throughout ?.

- John - February 2016 | Boatshed Poole

I was very pleased with the whole process, The response I got from the initial enquiry to meeting Ian at the first viewing was excellent. Throughout the purchase I was kept up to speed, even being informed the survey had been completed. Finally on the official takeover of the boat Lloyd was on hand with any further queries. All the paperwork for the transfer of the boat was in good order and all went without a hitch.

- Robert - February 2016 | Boatshed Poole

Re my recent boat purchase though Boatshed at Poole I would just like to commend the team that handled the Purchase. As I am based in China the whole proceedings had to be handled by E mail which adds an additional complication to the procedure, but the whole transaction was dealt with in a very professional & friendly way by Mr. West & later by Jane. This gave me the confidence to proceed without actually viewing the boat.

- Graham - November 2015 | Boatshed Poole

I would highly recommend the services of Boatshed Poole. Open, honest and transparent a pleasure to deal with. Both Lloyd and Jane made my first purchase an easy one, with very useful advice and guidance along with introductions to local contacts who will help ongoing (including Lloyd hopefully if I don't plague him too much) All told I'm very pleased they were handling the sale of the boat I wanted. Thanks

- Kelan - October 2015 | Boatshed Poole

I recently used the services of Boatshed, who under took the sale of our Westerly Centaur. It was very satisfying that the process conducted by Ian was quick, stress free and dignified, and concluded with all parties being pleased with the transaction. Thank you

- Sheila - October 2015 | Boatshed Poole

Not having a specific boat in mind I scanned crafts available on the net and came across one that started to tick a few boxes. On contacting Boatshed Poole I spoke to an Ian Welsh and a Jane Wilkins and over the next few weeks they were exceptionally helpful with my tentative questions. They then forwarded an extensive range of photographs graphically showing in detail all points of importance that we require when contemplating the purchase of a boat, plus their very helpful expert individual knowledge. As it was a 400mile round trip to Poole and back I had the peace of mind and confidence in Ian, Jane and Boatshed to drive to Poole and trail the trailersailer back home. The boat lived up to the information given and ticked all the boxes. There’s not many companies you can completely rely on when making a purchase . . . with Boatshed you can!!! . . .

- Bill - September 2015 | Boatshed Poole

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the professional and proactive manner with which Boasted Poole dealt with my recent purchase of a yacht they were selling. In particular, the broker I dealt with (Will West) went above and beyond the level of service one would normally expect he kept me constantly updated, worked tirelessly (often outside of the working day) and went to great lengths to resolve all my questions and obtained information from the vendor who was not always readily contactable. In my view, Will is a great credit to your company and I would not hesitate to recommend Boatshed to my colleagues if this is the standard of service your company provides.

- Mark - September 2015 | Boatshed Poole

My opinion of the service from Boatshed Poole. First class service not pushy very realistic and prepared to listen and reason, and also Ian is a man of his word. Would gladly deal with him again and also Jane in the office who was also first rate. Happy satisfied customer.

- Paul | Boatshed Poole