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.

 

What Our Customers Think!

Here at the boatyard we can tell you we are great until we are blue in the face, but if you need some help making the choice to use our services or buy our products please check out what our customers think and then give us a call!

"Abersoch Boatyard Services offer an incredibly friendly efficient service and I cannot recommend them highly enough- heroes one and all!"

Bear Grylls - Explorer and all round nice guy!

Dear Tim.

Finding a seller on the other side of the planet that took time to answer my many questions prior to purchase of an RC Laser and subsequent to that speedily taking care of a couple of problems was indeed was very fortunate for me. You truly take customer service to a very high-level.

I would recommend Abersoch Boatyard Services to anyone in Australia that is looking for an RC Laser. The total cost  including door to door airfreight was considerably less than what it would have been from an Australian supplier. Also the total time for door to door delivery was as good as and maybe better than delivery by a regular road freight company from a supplier in Australia.

My only regret is that I am unable to take you down to your "local" and buy you a pint of the best. Perhaps one day.

Best regards,

Graham Mathews,
Brisbane, Australia

 

"The Pork and Lettuce service, (Park and Launch elsewhere) from Abersoch Boatyard Services is the best around, simple as that. My wife and I have used other yards and this one is by far the best around.

The guys seem to make the effort to know all their customers personally and also understand that everyones boat is their pride and joy! They also will always go the extra yard if you ask nicely and I don't believe you can ask for more than that.

If you are looking for Pork and Lettuce then look no further..."

Mr and Mrs Snell, Cheshire

Park & Launch Customers

 

"We only live in Conwy, but enjoy boating in Abersoch. Tim and his team have always looked after our boat well and have often gone above and beyond to help us out"

Mr & Mrs Williams, Conwy

Park & Launch Customers

 

"I swapped boatyards over 2 seasons ago after meeting Tim at Abersoch Boatyard Services.  I instantly became very relaxed about being a customer in the first few minutes.  Some of the questions asked were very genuine but very relevant, for example, you arrive down in Abersoch for weekends and holidays, we will take the hassle away, we will totally look after the boat and trailer so all you need to do is turn up and boat, simple as that!!  This was music to my ears as it is 100% correct, and that is what i would have thought most people are after!! 

I find the total boat management great, you actually feel very confident that the boat is well maintained and serviced as per the dealer recommendations.  The trailer gets the TLC that is also required and you just pay a fixed amount every month....no massive costs upfront, or additinal costs for storage and wrap up at then end of the season. 
 
Tim also has a good bunch of helpful lads ready to get you in and out of the water. Huw and Nicko are great and certainly try not to keep you waiting either to get out or get in off the water.......We will normally call into the boatyard 10 mins or so before we are ready and 9 out of ten times they are waiting on the beach with your trailer!! 
 
My only concern was going to be the tides and not being able to safely leave the car ( especially without having to pay for an all day ticket)  To be honest you really do not get any problems here at all, if the tide is in all we do is leave the cars on the slipway and once the tide is low enough they drive your cars into the boatyard for you.....what could be easier!?!?!? 

Getting launched as well is no real problem with the tides, sometime if the tide is well in they even just drop you straight into the river giving you clear instructions for your passage out.
 
I honestly cannot fault the services of Abersoch Boat Yard Services, and would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone!!  They do exactly what they say they do , they take the hassle of boating away for you and focus on making sure you arrive and enjoy!!!"
 
Darren M Bennet

Total Boat Management Customer

 

"Hi!

Thanks for the update, the parcel arrived just before midday.  Great service, and many thanks for the 'extras' you will definitely get repeat orders from me and hopefully from fellow club members."

Many thanks

Peter

RC Laser Customer

 

Hi Tim,

It was great seeing you today, learning more about the RC lasers and the improvements that you make to the boats for sale.  I am so pleased with the refurbished one that I purchased from you and it has been out already this evening.  I must say how impressed I am with the boat.  I have a very little sailing experience and had no problem controlling the laser.  She tacks really well and is so precise on the rudder.  Running downwind it was very easy to hold the course and there were no nasty surprises!  I wish this had been my first boat, it would have made learning much much easier. 

At the end of the evening, as the wind dropped, I changed to the "A" sail and good some good speed, tacking very cleanly.  The sound of the hull running in the water during these maneuvers was glorious, I never imagined a model boat could sound so good.  It will take me a while to get reliable speed but I shall enjoy the challenge and may be out racing later in the year.

I will send some pictures when I get the kids involved - that may not be long!

G Cooke
(Warrington)

RC Laser Customer

 

Hello Tim,

Thanks for the compliments in your race report and no mention of disaster man!!

Thanks for sorting out my main sheet setup, much appreciated.

Thanks for putting all the effort into our little club. You make a big difference!

Cheers, Tim.

Tim Little, RC Laser Customer

 

Tim


What fantastic service!  Delivery man's just got me out of bed at 8.15 - great to be retired. 

Many thanks.  Will pass your web to the rest of our group

Best wishes

Cliff

RC Laser Customer

 

 

 

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.