Contact David Mowatt
Boatshed Hayling Island The Engine House, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1AX. UK

About David Mowatt

My passion for Boats and water sports started in my teens, when I saved my pocket money to buy a fibreglass Canoe.

This then allowed me the freedom to explore Chichester and Langstone harbour and the lovely Coast line of the Solent.

I was now hooked and in love with spending time on the water, from Canoeing I progressed to Windsurfing and spent many a happy weekend and summer evening windsurfing off the beach of Hayling Island (it is claimed that windsurfing was invented on Hayling Island!).

My work then took me away from the Coast for nearly 20 years and in 2010 I finally moved back to the South Coast and moved on to Hayling Island.

Once back on Hayling Island my family and I quickly embraced the sea life and we all started dingy sailing , kayaking, paddle boarding, and we are also now on our 3rd Rib.

A perfect family day out is a trip by Rib to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight for lunch or alternatively a trip to Gunwarf Quays by Rib for lunch, shopping and even a visit to the Cinema.

Through my association with Ribs and helping Rib X develop their growth strategy we met Neil and Mandy Chapman the owners of

I believe with my love of Boats, passion for watersports, local knowledge, I can help Boatshed customers sell their Boats using the Boatshed successful model.

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.

  • 818,00 registered boat buyers
  • Sell your boat twice as fast
  • 260,000 unique visitors/pm
  • 1000+ boats sold per year
  • 50+ Boatshed branches world-wide

I look forward to hearing from you!