Model Yachting @

The Boatyard

The two links below are actively updated with new content on a regular basis.!

Online Shop - For all the DF and RC Laser goodies that we stock

Soch Sails - For info about all the Radio Sailing goodies that we produce

RC Laser Stuff

Click on the links below to find out more, these links are not regularly updated but pricing information should be correct.

RC Laser info

Why choose an RC Laser

RC Laser Spec

Buy an RC Laser

Spares, Parts & Accessories

Braid Upgrade Kit Instructions

RC Laser gallery

DF Stuff

The links below have not been updated for some time and any pricing info will not be correct. To purchase our DF products please check out our online shop

Dragonforce 65

Soch Sails

Hull & Deck Stickers

Dragonforce 65 Spares, Parts & Accessories

Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

Dragonforce 65 Gallery

Dragonforce 65 Instruction Manual

We have decided to "Facebook" it up and have started a page for our Model Yacht Division, sounds grand but it's just a facebook page. Clicky the magic "F" to take a look.

About Abersoch Boatyard Services Ltd

There has been a boatyard of sorts on this site for many many years, and before the leisure boating revolution of the lates 1950's, the yard had accomodated many of the local fishing fleet, as well as the coal boats which plied their trade around the coastline of North Wales.

In the early 1960's the yard was established properly and was geared towards servicing the emerging leisure market. It was an all encompassing yard which could supply you with everything and anything you needed. From copper nails to look after you planking, to a fully fitted out sailing boat ready for adventure, this yard had it all.

 

As time went by the yard changed hands several times and in July 2004 it was bought by Tim Long. During Tim's ownership the yard has seen a number of developments which have kept the yard running in a competitive marketplace where good honest service counts for a lot.

The protective rock armour aroound the outside of the yard was completed in 2011 and with this it has also made the yard much more secure. There was nearly a whole mountains worth of concrete placed outside the shed, which has allowed us to work in a cleaner and tidier environment, which also keeps our customers boats cleaner.

Tim has also invested heavily in proper plant to make the running of the yard much smoother, and we have a 10 ton tractor mounted hoist which makes recovery of boats up to 30 feet a doddle

Recovering a 33 foot lift keel yacht from the beach.

We now cater mainly for powerboat owners who require seasonal Park & Launch which operates between March and Oactober giving our customers alsmost eight months of on the water time. To facilitate this change to a more power oreinted yard we have had to limit the number and type of yachts we have on winter storage. This gives us more opportunity to devote more time to the preparation of each yacht which ultimately give the owner a better and more pleasurable season.

Meet The Team

Tim Long - Owner, desk driver, phone answerer, jester, bbq master and general "making things run smoothly" operative!! Tim has been in charge at the yard since July 2004. He has an excellent background in boating, having learnt to sail at the age of 9. He became a sailing and windsurfing instructor and went to University in Southampton to study Boat Building and Boatyard Management.

He has many interests including sailing "toy" boats, walking his Jack Russell "Polly" and generally having a giggle. If Tim isn't at the boatyard he can sometimes be found enjoying a pint in one of the villages many hostelries.

Nick Roberts - Nicko started as a shy work experience kid quite a few years back now. He has developed into a conciencious hard working young man who we are proud to have working for us. He is constantly learning from other staff members and is keen to broaden his knowledge of all things boatyard.

In his spare time Nicko enjoys renovating his house and looking after his reptile collection.

David Jones is our newest member of staff, he joined us in May 2014 when Huw left to follow his firefighting career in South Wales.

Dave is a top notch mechanic and all round nice chap, he can talk for Wales and has an infectious chuckle that you can hear from many miles away. Dave has worked in many businesses around the Lleyn and has spent most of his life in the area and if he doesn't know about it it generally isn't worth knowing.

Sometimes known as "Magic Dave" he can diagnose a dropped cylinder or wonky thrumpletrumpet valve at 100 paces and can usually have it fixed in a jiffy.

His hobbies involve dressing up, driving too fast and waiting for official looking brown envelopes in the post.

It is our aim here at Abersoch Boatyard Services Ltd to make your boating as easy as possible for you. We operate a friendly, sometimes amusing, boatyard which has been built on offering a good honest service for a good honest price, without flim flam or sky high prices.

If you would like further information on anything boatyard related please either give us a call on 01758 713900 or email Tim.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

31st May 2018

Busy busy busy, we're still here getting on with it, been a bit busy to do any updates on the website recently. Some seriuosly good boating weather over the last 2 weeks, today is flat but it might rain....

9th May 2018

Well that was a blast! Banky was a great success, Saturday never really came good but Sunday and Monday were classic Abersoch boating days. Weather is back to normal now with some showers and general greyness the order of the day.

1st May 2018

Bank Holiday weekend incoming and it looks like there might be some great prospects for boating over the three day weekend. If you have asked for your boat to be ready, then it is ready to go when you're ready. See you at the weekend!

18th April 2018

Heatwave!....nope, not here. Apparently it will get better as the day goes on but currently it is still windy, grey and a little bit showery. As for the heat....well I'm not sure we'll see that at all, we might get to the high teens but I'd be surprised if we hit the 20's. Still, it looks like Friday and Saturday could be boating days, so get down here and get on with it!

9th April 2018

Great day yesterday, some people even went boating, they came back smiling. You could do the same again today, it's lovely now the sun has come out.

7th April 2018

No boating today, it is a little bit damp, however tomorrow, Sunday, looks like an altogether better day. Boating? well you could if you were here!

4th April 2018

Suns out, water is flat enough, time to go boating if you are here but get down early as the weather looks like it might go off this afternoon.

3rd April 2018

So we are back in the world of websites once more and will hopefully be able to keep you all a little more up to date with what we are getting up to here at the yard. Nothing groundbreaking for 2018, the yard is still the same, the staff are still the same, it's another fun year at the yard....now if only the weather would play ball and it would stop raining.