DORSET Yacht Co
- Home to Boston Whaler in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands
Established in 1938, Dorset Yacht Company have had the pleasure of managing the UK Boston Whaler Distributorship which includes the Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland, for over 30 years. Sales and Service operations are run from our own “Lake Yard” marina and boat yard (originally known as Dorset Lake Shipyard).
From a boat purchasing perspective, our customers can rely on a truly marine-friendly team at Dorset Yacht Co, who have all owned or currently own a Whaler – for no other reason than they are the most versatile, sound and fun day boat for the sea conditions here in the UK.
Perfectly located on the edge of Poole Harbour, our marina, offices and boatyard facilities are right on the doorstep of Dorset’s unique marine playground. In fact, our Marina is directly adjacent to the only approved water skiing area within Poole Harbour! Known to be the second largest natural harbour in the world, Poole Harbour is studded with islands and history, making it a place of outstanding natural beauty to explore by boat and enjoy the many water sport activities. Studland and Bournemouth beaches are among the best in the country and are very popular anchorage havens for many boats from Poole and further afield.
We own and operate a fifty berth deep water Marina accommodating vessels of up to 15 metres. South facing, our Marina complex benefits from natural deep water access at all stages of the tide making it a highly practical base to boat from for all Whaler customers. There is a 50 tonne Travel Hoist that enables larger vessels to be retrieved and launched with ease, and for smaller vessels there is a Hiab crane which can lift out and launch all Boston Whalers up to 21 feet. Also onsite, we have our own 3,000 square foot Boston Whaler Boathouse which provides ample space for display, service / boat-rigging, and winter storage. While security is always an issue on the harbour edge, our site and marina are constantly monitored by CCTV and we are very fortunate to have the Royal Marines Base, right next door!
Relax on the Harbour Edge…
Lake Yard Club Bar and Restaurant, overlooks the Boston Whaler pontoon in our marina, Poole Harbour and the Arne peninsular beyond. With seating and tables set out on the decking and a spacious indoor bar/restaurant, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious snack or meal and absorb the vista whether you have a boat or not.
Boston Whaler Backup
Our dedicated team of Boston Whaler technicians and mechanics provide full back up and service needs for boats and outboard engines from our on-site Boathouse / Workshop, giving peace of mind to new and current Whaler owners.