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2013 Sargo 36 for sale - arriving in April

A lovely Sargo 36 for sale  on twin D6-370s; due to arrive into Hamble after Easter.Contact us to have a chat about this cracking boat.

Demo days at Rhea Marine, La Rochelle

The Rhéa-Marine and Tofinou boat yards invite you to come visit their ranges during private days in Port St Martin from 13th to 15th May 2022. Sea tests will be organized to allow you to appreciate the qualities of the models. Space is limited therefore registration is mandatory:

New from Rhea Marine - 27HB Timonier

The shipyard have just annouced a new model to be available as a Timonier wheelhouse and open version.  Bith available to order now for SUMMER 2022 delivery!  This totally new model offers a spacious wheelhouse with galley, double berth and head in an 8m hull.  Known for solid seakeeping, this outboard driven boat will also turn heads.  Contact us for more details

New model from Rhea Marine - Rhea 32

The shipyard have announced an edition to the range - the Rhea 32, avilable both an open boat and a wheelhouse walkaround version.  This new model is outboard powered and carries the classic, beautiful lines Rhea are famous for.  Coupled with seakeeping others strive to achieve, the 32 is a cracking addition to the range. Contact us for more details

Timonier 850 shortlisted

The Rhea 850 Timonier has been shortlisted in the Wheelhouse and Cockpit Cruisers category for the MBY Motorboat Awards 2019.  Jack Haines tested a customers 850 with twin D3-225 engines.  He described it as 'genuinely capable, evergreen cruising boat that few at this size can compete with'
The winners will be revealed at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 7


The new Trawler from Rhea

The evolution of the trawler range from Rhea Marine continues; the new 34 is coming along and has all the beautiful lines of the Rhea range, with a modern look.  A couple of new pictures have just been released on their facebook page.

Nice write up on the Sargo 25

American publication NW Yachting describe the 25 as having 'innovative & clever use of interior space one can possbily imagine'.  Read his review from our Sargo 25 page

South Coast Boat Show

Ocean Village Marina, 17-19 May 2019 featuring global power and sail brands

The South Coast Boat Show is being held at Ocean Village Marina, 17-19 May 2019.  This brand new event will feature the marine industrys' most exciting and innovative power and sail brands.  There will be over 50 boats on display for people looking to purchase.  The show is aimed at those wishing to get afloat in a quality 20-60 foot power or sail boat.  We will be displaying a Sargo 36 Explorer; along side her will be other quality brands such as Dehler, Hallberg-Rassy, Najad, Fjord and Axopar.  We will be on hand to offer expert knowledge and guidance on all aspects of purchasing a new boat - from getting the specification right to insurance and exportation.
Scott Farquharson, MDL Ocean Village Marina Manager stated 'we're delighted to hosting this unique event.  We're looking forward to welcoming the South Coast Dealers' Consortium to our stunning marina with its five star facilities, and seeing the amazing boats on show.
The webiste for the show will shortly be launched at

Now that's what I can winter

OK, so I have shared this before but it just felt right to do it again as I sit in my (slightly) baltic conditions office looking out at snow.  Snow Finnish style!

Very proud of her new Sargo 36 Explorer!

A lovely video of Ava introducing her new Sargo 36 Explorer on their first real trip out!  Ava's parents had a Sargo 28 for a while, then upgraded to this beautifully specified 36 Explorer with twin 370 engines, SeaKeeper system, generator, A/C and lots more.  if you are down at Hamble Point, why not take a peek on X pontoon - a stunning boat right down to the name

Motorboat & Yachting test on 850 Timonier

Jack Haines from MBY tested the 850 Timonier recently; his summary is 'just 28ft long yet it is a genuinely capable, evergreen cruising boat that few at this size can complete with'.  He particularly likes the access to the engine bay, the boat 'eating up the chop and barrelling along gamely'.  
Read the review here

Southampton Boat Show 2018

Looking forward to exhibiting both Sargo 36 Fly & Rhea 850 this year for their show debuts, alongside the ever popular two cabin Sargo 28.
If you planning on attending, why not take advantage of the 2 for £26 ticket offer on their website

850 Timonier magazine test

Claire & Neale from Motorboat Owner came out on the 850 last month to experience the 850 Timonier.  See their thoughts here.  You need to register but it is a great magazine with useful articles, tips and info - and it is free!

850 Timonier under sea trial

We took the Rhea 850 Timonier out on sea trials yesterday prior to handover and she performed very well!  Been attracting a fair amount of attention in the marina as well.  There's a short video on YouTube as well here

730 Timonier shortlisted for award

The 730 Timonier has been shortlisted in the Motorboat of the Year awards in the wheelhouse/walkaround category.  Having tested her in some nasty Solent chop, Jack Haines used phrases such as 'you will be smiling through the rough stuff'', 'refreshingly simply to drive' and 'puts it's head down and gets on with it'
The awards take place in early January

Brand new 850 Timonier arriving Spring

Congratulations for Phil and his wife who have purchased a brand new 850 Timonier which will be arriving in March.  To be seen zipping around the Solent from her home berth at Gosport soon!

Success from the boat show!

We've had a busy time during & after the boat show; loads of sea trials and sales.  Lead times are pushing out to the end of 2018.  A 10% deposit can secure a build slot for your new boat - why not take the decision to stand out in a boat that gets a wow wherever you go?

The creator of Rhea Marine

He created Rhea…

It is with great sadness that we inform you, the death of Bertrand Danglade on Monday August the 7th 2017.  The creator of Rhea Marine was a passionate man.

Bertrand Danglade was a visionary. He developed a range of timeless designed boats of which the Rhea range hold to its heart today.  He always demonstrated passion and earnt respect even after he had passed on the helm - a gentleman who has left us too soon.

Special edition 730 Timonier arrives

Our first Rhea has arrived today!  The special edition 730 Timonier is being prepped for the boat show as well as some prebooked tests/sea trials.  She is certainly drawing attention with her livery!

Southampton Boat Show

We will be exhibiting again this year at Southampton Boat Show, on berths M222/226.  If you are planning on visiting be sure to take advantage of the advance tickets which are £7 cheaper than gate prices.

A new finish from NV Equipment

A new material, a more distinctive look, enhanced durability, lower cleaning.  In recent months, NV Equipment has expanded its range of aesthetic finishes to give even more character to its bimini tops and hoods. Enter STAMSKIN: a new material for NV.  By replacing the standard original White PVC finish, Stamskin, made of imitation leather, is perfectly suited to marine requirements and has a supple feel and unrivalled elasticity. In terms of production, the colour of the Stamskin depends on the colour of the acrylic canvas as NV has selected a range of matching tones.  Call us today for a quote for your new canvas.


New production facility

The new Sargo facility is all finished, with the in water testing area in front on the yard being officially opened on 26 May.  A short video on their Facebook page shows the finished unit here

Powerboat & RIB test on the 36Fly

Powerboat & RIB magazine have a great review of the Sargo 36Fly in this months edition (141).  Using terms like 'granite like construction'; 'truly exciting to drive' and seriously tough'.
See the full review in edition 141

New UK importership

We are pleased to announce we have been selected to be the sole UK importer for Rhea Marine - the custom made boats from La Rochelle, France.  The extensive range encompases open day boats, weekenders with cabins, traditional wheelhouses and luxury trawler style boats for long passages.  We are really pleased to be working with this small, customer focused yard who pride themselves on quality and finish.
See our new dedicated website for full details on the range.

New Sargo Model Annouced

The yard have just announced the release of a brand new model - the 33.  A first look she is a smaller version of the fab 36 - two large cabins, social wheelhouse space and, as you would expect from the Sargo yard, a cracking hull design guaranteed to produce amazing handling.  Check out the 33 page for more information, and keep checking back for updates when they become available.

Sargo visit to Paris!

A new Sargo 31, recently handed over, took part in a Royal Yacht Squadron bi cententary trip to Paris.  They had an amazing time, the Sargo drew lots of admiring looks.  Once out into the English Channel, the owner of the boat in front did have to ask the Sargo skipper to slow down a little due to the chop!  Didn't bother the Sargo... 

Next Sargo on her way

After a manic, Sargo filled Spring the next one is on her way.  This 31 has a dark blue hull and, along with her numerous owner specific modifications, is guaranteed to turn heads in the Solent and beyond.  She's off the France for a trip soon as well.  Why not pop down and take a look at her to she why the Sargo range has won so many awards

And off she goes

Following a packed handover day, the Sargo 31 Minali is off to her new home in Lymington.  She certainly is a fun boat to drive, and we hope Martyn has many happy trips in her, and catches loads of bass!

Twin engine Sargo 31 on sea trials

The first of the new 2015 Sargo 31 has been out on sea trials with the Volvo guys here, and even they were impressed.  Top speed on a slightly choppy day was 41.3 knots, AND quiet AND a smooth ride.  These boats really are built like something you want to throw around!  Fun fun fun