Bannister Boat Store and Services has joined the raft of on-site businesses based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, and will be offering a range of services from new and used boat sales to water sport accessories.
The business is based at the site of the former Levington Park & Ride at the marina, and is run by experienced engineer Chris Bannister.
This winter, our experienced team of boat builders were challenged with a short deadline and a tall order for an extensive refit on a Moody 54’.
Undeterred by a demanding timeline, the team started the project by removing, modifying and rebedding the keel, applying Coppercoat to the hull and giving the topsides a re-spray.
After the success of last year’s event, excitement is building as we draw ever closer to the highlight of our 2018 sailing calendar, our Classic Regatta, set to take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June.
As returning competitors will know, we enjoyed impeccable weather and an unforgettable regatta with perfect sailing conditions last year. As well as a magnificent weekend of racing, the regatta is also a proud celebration of classic boats. Local and visiting classic yacht owners enjoy the opportunity to sail in a fleet of beautiful classic yachts at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, a memorable experience and truly spectacular sight.
Two new apprentices have come on-board at SYH to join our highly skilled boat building team at our on-site workshop.
Joining us for a four year apprenticeship, James Noble, 19, and Albie Algar, 18, will combine traditional training with hands-on work in the boatyard.
The pair will be working under the close supervision of our experienced shipwrights including Robert Clarke, who himself started working at SYH more than 15 years ago as an apprentice. They will share their expertise repairing classic and modern boats from 20’ to 70’ with James and Albie, as they each undergo training in specialist areas.
With the cold weather still with us, the London Boat Show provides a chance to get your winter sailing fix and this January, SYH will be part of the action.
Taking place at ExCel London between 10th and 14th January, SYH will be at the London Boat Show talking to visitors about everything our marina has to offer those who enjoying sailing or cruising on the east coast. Joining us will be some of our onsite businesses, including Classic Marine chandlery, Evolution Rigging, OneSails, Mr Stainless, French Marine Motors, Sea Power Marine Electronics and the East Anglian Sailing School.