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About Boatshed Wales
Thank you for visiting - my name is Mike de Graaf, I am the M.D of Boatshedwales. The yard is nestled in beautiful Brunel Quay, Neyland, Pembrokeshire.
I hope this page gives you a little more insight into who I am and how Boatshedwales operates.
I am originally from Essex, England. My parents took me on family holidays to Pembrokeshire every year growing up. Getting out onto the water at every chance has always been part of who I am!
I have lived in Pembroke since 1990 and have been proudly running Boatshedwales since 1998.
I have taught various water-sports and sailing classes over the years. I have also ventured far and wide, being part of many epic sailing trips across the globe.
I love fishing and scuba diving. BBQ's on secluded beaches and dropping anchor for a cold beer with family and friends are my version of bliss!
One of my favourite trips is dotting across to the Griffin Inn, in Dale. I also enjoying spending lots of time with my family on the water near Angle Bay and Thorne Island. Sometimes I bring the floating Hula Bar out for a giggle!
Along with my love for the water, I am extremely dedicated to helping people bring their wishes to fruition ... Whether it be looking for a seamless, hassle-free sale or finding that next dream - I always go above and beyond in my efforts to help everyone to the best of my ability.
... There is no task too small (or request too big!) in my eyes!
You will always find a cup of coffee at my office. I hope you leave Boatshedwales both satisfied with my services and knowing that you have a reliable yachtsman available to assist in your future endeavours.
Words I live by 'I am passionate about anything that floats!' and 'It ain't a dress rehearsal!'.
I pride myself on being honest and working hard to keep things ticking over - I feel extremely lucky that I was able to turn my personal passion into my business. I am always available for a friendly chat, please contact me any time on +441646 603888.
Boatshedwales is proudly the founding office of the Boatshed Group. Neil Chapman brought the ingenious idea to life in 1997. A year later we opened the doors of the first Boatshedwales office in Milford Marina, Pembrokeshire.
Today, the Boatshed group has over 50 offices worldwide, with a database of over 950,000 registered buyers!
Boatshedwales has sold over 5,000 boats since launching in 1998 and looks forward to many more happy customers hitting the water soon!
Thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon! Best regards, Mike
Alan Coy is a key team member of Boatshedwales.
He made the mistake of offering me some help one weekend back in 2003 - he has been assisting me ever since!
Alan retired after 30 years flying RAF search and rescue helicopters to go sailing. Holder of a DoT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate with commercial endorsement, he ran his own skippered charter yacht before realising small is beautiful and now sails a Drascombe.
You can often find Alan's little dog at his heels (keen for their next water-bound adventure!)
Keith Doust runs our Cardiff office. A keen yachtsman with many deliveries to his credit, he also skippers top class offshore racers for owners with more money than time.
What Keith does not know about racing yachts frankly isn't worth knowing!
Keith has been successfully managing the Cardiff area since 2001.
Please contact him directly about any of the boats shown as lying in Cardiff on 07968 375172.