Darren Gates

+44 (0)1983 869 203

+44 (0)7624 408 157


The Engine House, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane,
Gosport, Hants. PO12 1AX

I learnt to sail when I was 12 years old and since then have had a passion for boats. I have an engineering background and after leaving the RAF in 1999 I moved to the Isle of Man where I provided training to engineers. In 2017 an opportunity came up to acquire a long established chandlery business based in Douglas harbour. I run this thriving chandlery along with my wife, Victoria. As part of our plans for developing and growing the business the opportunity of becoming a Boatshed broker was the obvious choice. We look forward to providing a first class service to our customers and look forward to meeting you and working with you whether you are a buyer or seller.