Established in 2007, by the late William Bent, we are a boat storage and mooring company located beside the River Waveney at Beccles, Suffolk.
Since that time a solid reputation has been built for the storage of boats on land throughout the year from small fishing boats to larger 9 mtr boats. We also accommodate the summer season boating enthusiasts and provide winter boat storage between November and March. The dry stack system we use, was adopted because of the limited bankside river moorings in the area and this has therefore, enabled more people to bring their own boats to the Broads and our customers are not only local but several live around the UK. We also have a limited number of moorings for year round use.
In addition, we offer storage for canoes, kayaks and trailers. We have a slipway available for boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards and offer boat lifts, pressure washing, anti-fouling and pump outs. We welcome commercial transport companies to lift craft on and off lorries.
By river, we can be located just up river from the old bridge near Beccles Quay.
From the boatyard the river meanders through Barsham Marshes to Geldeston, the furthest point navigable by boat, with the Locks Inn with its overnight moorings and where live music can be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon and midweek. Heading from the boatyard in the opposite direction can be seen the red-bricked malt houses of the area and the colourful gardens that sweep down to the waters edge. Beyond the Beccles Old Road Bridge (where headroom is 6ft 6” at average high water) can be seen Beccles quay. The river then can be enjoyed further to Aldeby, Oulton Broad, Somerleyton, St Olaves and Burgh Castle and along this stretch are several moorings for your day trips.
By road we are positioned in Puddingmoor, Beccles and are next door to Beccles’ Lido, an outdoor heated swimming pool.
The centre of the market town is accessible on foot by Stepping Hill to Ballygate, immediately opposite. Here you will find many independent shops, restaurants and cafes and every Friday is Beccles market day. Beccles also has its own train station for visits to or from Lowestoft.