We were asked by one of our regular customers to collect their new boat from Shamrock Quay, Southampton and deliver it to Burnham Yacht Harbour. Unfortunately the date of the move coincided with road closures heading into Burnham and proved to be a testing exercise negotiating a 12’7″ wide boat, along roads that simply weren’t designed for any traffic other than cars. With the assistance of our pilot vehicle provider “SafEscort”, we eventually arrived safely at the marina and delivered the Cranchi without any issues.
Ironically, on the way out of Burnham, the road closure was lifted, after 5 days of being closed. Just a couple of hours sooner and the whole exercise would have been much less stressful, but at least our customer Colin got his new boat on time and in perfect order.