Craftsmen & Suppliers – UK

Below I’m accumulating the websites of people or companies, we have actually used to; either carried out work or supplied materials and kit to “Allegrini” during her fit out.

I dont really want to go down the route of slagging off the ones that weren’t any good, or comparing one against the others, after all a company is only as good as its workers, so when their top guys move on, sometimes so do the skills and work ethic? sometimes not.

But so far so good……

Click on logos to link to website



BDA Marine – Dave Hancock – Shipwright

Swanwick & South Coast Within reason

Ex-moody shipwright what dave can’t turn his hand to isn’t worth doing, therefore always busy, book with plenty of notice.


Tel: 07852 228853



Paul Austin at Dolphin Sails provided us with our tensile awning and Staysail, nothing is too much trouble excellent service.
+44 (0) 2381 980090


Marlec – Wind Turbines and More

Our wind turbines and control gear have been supplied by Marlec for the last 6 years

Marlec Engineering Co Ltd
Rutland House
Trevithick Road
Corby, Northants
NN17 5XY

Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17.00
Friday 08.30 to 15.00

Tel: +44 (0) 1536 201588
Skype: marlecengineering


Sailcom – UK

Used for supply of Icom IC-801e, GDMSS antenna & Pactor Modem


Bob Smith of Sailcom specialises in H.F. Communications systems to yachtsmen looking for a high level of technical support. They supply, consult, advise and commission H.F. systems, however Bob does not carry out any installation work (apart from his own boat).


Marine Bedding Company

Marine Bedding Company

The best Bespoke mattresses and  bedding specifically designed for use in boats, proper sprung mattress beds like you have at home but on your boat! Best nights sleep ever!

Call Tim or Karen

Tel: +44(0) 1425 480605

Marine Bedding Company
101 Woolsbridge Road
Ashley Heath
Hants BH24 2LZ



Excellent service, suppliers of our FM200 system

FX Fire and Safety Solutions Ltd.

Unit 3,
Belvedere Business Park,
Crabtree Manorway South,
Belvedere. DA17 6AH.

Tel: +44 (0)208 310 3950
Fax: +44 (0)208 312 1420


Victron Energy – Power, Solar

We have Victron everything, charger inverter, Solar MPPT, battery monitoring and main power systems.

Its good reliable and it works.

Visitor address

  • Victron Energy B.V.
  • De Paal 35
  • 1351 JG Almere Haven
  • The Netherlands
Local Suppliers
Barden UK
Barden UK Ltd, 5 Little Park Farm Road, Segensworth West, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 5SJ


Kemp Sails Limited

Kemp Sails – sailmakers

All sailmaking & repairs etc.

Endeavour Quay Mumby Road
PO12 1AH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)2392 808717 Fax: +44 (0)2392 525695



All our comms are supplied by mailasail, sat phone, redbox, wifi, 4G

tel: +44 20 70432832



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Navigation Instrumentation

Local Supplier

Hudson Marine Electronics

Hudson Marine

Difficult to beat, fantastic after sales

Hudson Marine Electronics
Mercury Yacht Harbour | Satchell Lane | Hamble
Southampton | Hampshire | SO31 4HQ | UK

+44(0)23 8045 5129



Training & Courses

Yachtcom – Southampton UK

Used for Long Range radio Course


Bob Smith’s no nonsense, straight to the point, down to earth way cuts though normal highbrow weird radio techie stuff that normally comes from these type of radio instructors.

The reason being is, Bob Smith, a keen sailor first with over 40 years sailing experience around the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean waters. Bob is a Commercial Endorsed Yachtmaster and RYA instructor with over 15 years teaching experience.

Before becoming a full time instructor, Bob worked for 25 years in the professional communications and radar industry for – Thorn EMI, Plessey, GEC and Siemens.
Bob has a technical background in radio and radar systems and holds a full UK amateur radio licence., so he really knows what he’s talking about.



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  1. Last email sent before finished. I hope your wonderful cruise is everything you wished for – happy sailing!

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