Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar
John and Lynda are both keen yachties and an early retirement has
enabled them both to indulge their passion for boats. John holds a Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Lynda complains that her 2 daughters have demoted her from First Mate to Galley Slave.
Gibraltar is John's birthplace. Although he has not lived on the Rock since
1971 he has been back on innumerable occasions and now both are making the most of its wonderful opportunities.
Having worked in many places such as Bahrain, Spain, Portugal, France and the UK they are happy to give up the "International Gypsy" life and settle in Gibraltar - though not necessarily quietly as John has a multi-engine pilot's license and has just bought himself a new BMW motorbike which he drove down to Gibraltar. He may sound like Superman but this is misleading!
The opportunity to start Boatshed Gibraltar arose from a visit to the January 2008 London Boatshow. John tried to buy a new boat but instead Lynda bought him a new career, Boatshed Gibraltar, which was launched in 2008.
Boatshed Gibraltar covers the two marinas in Gibraltar Ocean Village marina & Queensway Quay marina & as well as Puerto de la Alcaidesa, Puerto Sotogrande and Puerto de la Duquesa and Estepona.
You will generally find us walking the piers of in the marinas that we cover. Our Blackberry and laptops means we are permanently available virtually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We sell anything from a £5000 boat to a £2.5M luxury yacht. However
the bulk of our turnover is in the 40 to 50 ft sailing yachts in the £50,000 to £150,000 price range.
Call us email us and ask lots of questions about the boat or boats
that interested you before you come out to Gibraltar to do a viewing. We like to understand your specification, needs and budget constraints so that we can meet for requirements. We believe in commonsense boat buying
Our customers requirements, from selling their boat, buying a boat, even to helping them get liferafts serviced.
The climate is good and Gibraltar is outside the VAT zone so boats are well priced and Gibraltar is a great location to start your Mediterranean cruise or your trans-Atlantic adventure.