Overlooking the Hamble River with the clanging of shrouds and fluttering of sails, one cannot help being inspired to offer a choice of products to compliment the boats out there.
Early beginnings were a rigging shop and sail loft at the end of a cobbled street in Dartmouth.
Not having a brand of masts & furling systems, we were offered to become the UK distributors for Nemo of Italy, who are still one of our main suppliers today of furlers, hatches and their famous three part Universal gangway.
Tartan Yachts, the American company were keen to find representation in the UK and in 1998 we became the UK agents. This led us to setting up the Dartmouth office of Network Yacht Brokers, as a vehicle for selling used boats.
We dabbled further in marine equipment and were pleased to extend our range into Cabin lights of Denmark, J prop and a few other items.
and onto the high street of yachts, we set our sites on the Solent and in 2012 took premises at Deacons Boatyard, where we are today. Our early years in the Solent were involved in the commissioning of Bavaria, managing the upgrade and refit of customer yachts and acquiring the Nordship and other agencies for boats and equipment.
Today we have broadened our range to include a variety products of high quality, offering a dynamic service both to the yacht owners as well as many of the prestigious boatyards.
The experience of the past has led us to believe in top quality service for our customers by maintaining an in-depth knowledge of our business and all it encompasses. It’s a business we are passionate about, so helping others enjoy it too just adds to the fun.
“They are in the process of installing the gangway now and everyone is very impressed with the quality of the product.”
– Colin, Gangway in Greece
“The team doing the installation is really impressed with your work! So am I. I can’t wait to have it installed…I will be sharing our wonderful experience with you and your company all over the Mediterranean!”
– Lori, Gangway in Greece
“The Captain is extremely impressed with the product, both the finish and its capacity are well beyond what our expectations were. In operation the ladder looks stylish and it certainly solves the problem we needed it to solve.
Your product has been highly recommended to the remainder of the fleet.”
– Brian, 320cm Carbon Gangway
“Goods received and I’m delighted with them!. Thanks for your help with this order. I will recommend Calibra to all and sundry!”
– Adrian, Weather Instruments
” I must however compliment you on your professional and expeditious response and solution to this issue. I would certainly recommend you to any potential customer.
My very best wishes.”
– Ian, Gangway issue resolved, Malta