Philip Berkeley - Boatshed Suffolk
Phil Berkeley - Owner/Franchisee
- Suffolk Boatshed
Don't forget to see us at the Boat Show at Southampton this year but before that, we have our Own maritime festival in Ipswich, join us aboard the barge Melissa for fizz and cake at 3.
Privileged as I am to work and live in the county of Suffolk I love the opportunity to be on our coast and exploring the rivers themselves. Each with their own character , the rivers penetrate our coast lending their own individual character and its a great pleasure to work on them and by them.
I have been based in East Anglia for many years and have a good working knowledge of the cruising grounds of our beautiful region from the stretches of open broads in the north to the rivers of the south and the many harbours , marinas and waterways. Our regions traditions and history and the many facets of nautical interest and a multitude of craft makes this one of the most interesting to sail or be out and about in
And sitting on a quay, or talking to marina owners or sailors , is always a pleasure.
I have looked after many boats over the years, a gaff rigged double ended 1924 yawl, a steel motor yacht, narrowboats and latterly a dutch barge , whilst all distinctly different, all with different stories nonetheless all simply put....just boats and I look forward to representing owners with an equally wide range of boats in the seasons to come. I am a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and RYA Shore Instructor with several transats logged BUT every day out and about in the region I learn something of value and interest in our boating communities and we look forward to meeting you .
We are out and about in the county every day from North to South , look out for us, with Geoff in the North be it Oulton Broad, Beccles or Somerleyton or Phil or Nick in the South, on the Orwell or Deben or the Alde , Southwold and Aldeburgh.