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WE SELL NESTING, SECTIONAL & FOLDING BOATS, WORLDWIDE.
Dinghies, Day-Boats, Kayaks & Canoes, from 6-18 feet long.
Also Outboard motors, eg Torqeedo 1003 electric at £1249
|Welcome to Nestaway Boats. |
We sell a unique range of sectional, nesting, and folding boats from the world's leading manufacturers. Our ever-expanding collection includes:
Above: our 8ft nesting Pram dinghy, ready to go....
... and (below) nested on the foredeck of a yacht.
|8ft Nesting Pram Dinghy |
Trio 14 Car Boot Boat
Porta-Botes (fold-flat) 8-14ft
FoldAway 8ft Boat
Nautiraid folding dinghies
Nautiraid folding kayaks
Nautiraid folding canoes
|DinghyGo Sailing Inflatables|
Petrol outboards (Suzuki & Tohatsu)
Electric Outboards (Torqeedo)
9ft Nesting Stem Dinghy
Trio 16 Family Dayboat
Point 65 Sectional Kayaks
|Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Or call us: 0800 999 2535 (free from UK landlines);
Our next exhibitions are: All Wales Boat Show; Beale Park Boat Show.
BRIEF BOAT SUMMARIES:
8ft PRAM DINGHY
Assembly is very simple: hook the sections together then do up the bolts. It only takes a couple of minutes.
The Pram is stable, dry, easy to row, and takes up to three adults. The optional sailing rig can be used with or without a boom. She will also take a small petrol or electric outboard. Click here (Pram Dinghy) for more info.
Our two-section, 9ft Clinker Stem Dinghy is very popular - just the right size for many different applications: Yacht Tender, Sailing Dinghy, Rowing, Fishing and general "Messing About in Boats". She can be launched singlehanded, but carries three adults comfortably.
|The TRIO 14 multi-purpose-boat (above and right) splits into three sections that nest together to make a package that will fit in the back of many estate cars - no trailer or roof rack needed. She can be sailed, rowed or motored and takes up to three adults. The high length to beam ratio makes her an efficient rowing boat, and fast under power, achieving speeds of 10-11 knots with a 3.5hp motor.
Click here: 14ft Trio
There is also the larger: TRIO 16
We also sell Portabotes (also commonly referred to as Portaboats, Porta-Bote, Porta-Boat), which fold into a surfboard-like package that is just 4" thick. A different approach to transport and storage - we tend to find that customers' needs dictate whether a Nestaway or Porta-Bote will suit them best (rarely do they overlap) - in a tough, durable (virtually indestructible!) package that is popular with anglers, motorhome and yacht owners around the world.
The FoldAway 8 is made in the UK from materials that are very similar to those used by PortaBote - ie very robust - but in a smaller, double-ended hull format that is very easily-driven.
Earlier this year we became the UK agent for NAUTIRAID folding skin-on-frame dinghies, kayaks and canoes - the picture right shows an 8ft "Coracle 250". They are very good looking for folding boats, and also notably lightweight.
Click here: NAUTIRAID
Many of our customers come to us because they want a dinghy that sails, so when we heard about DinghyGo we were very excited - the stored dimensions are unbeatable for a sailing boat! There are other sailing inflatables about but none that we know of that also function as general purpose tenders (ie motor/ row). Spiritual successor to the Tinker range.
Click here: DinghyGo Sailing Inflatables
|These sectional "sit-on-top" plastic kayaks are a lot of fun, and great value (starting from £489 for a complete, ready-to-go package). You can use them with or without the optional middle section, as either a two-piece one-person kayak, or a three-piece two-person kayak. The pieces don't "nest" like our other boats but as the only company in the world offering a whole range of sectional boats we felt this clever and versatile design deserved to be in our line-up. There is now also a sit-inside version. Click here for more information: SECTIONAL KAYAKS |
|Our newest addition is the Whaly range of rotomoulded plastic, RIB-style, motor boats. They are not quite our usual thing (they don't fold up or nest!), but we do appreciate their qualities of durability, space and value, particularly for use in our home waters of Christchurch, Poole and the West Solent. We can supply just the boat, or complete boat-engine-trailer packages.|
Click here: Whaly Boats
|Some Frequently Asked Questions (more here:FAQs)|
WHERE ARE THEY MADE?
Nestaway Boats are hand made in England. Hulls from Dorset, spars from Oxfordshire, joining bolts from Birmingham. Many of the components are bespoke, and we offer a high level of customisation. Most Nestaways are built to order but we usually have show boats available to see/try.
The sectional kayaks (model ranges"Tequila" and "Martini") are from Swedish company Point 65 North, with plastic moulding facilities in the USA and Far East.
WHAT IS A NESTING BOAT?
It's just like a "normal" boat, but made in two or more pieces that detach from and fit inside each other. They are much more portable and can be carried in ways that other boats can't: on the deck of a yacht, or a towbar platform on the back of your car, or on a tiny trailer, or even (some models) INSIDE an estate car. They can be stored in the corner of your garage, shed or beach hut, horizontally or vertically.
HOW DID IT ALL START?
HOW DO WE CONTACT YOU?
By email - email@example.com
By phone - 0800 999 2535 (free from UK landlines) or 07768 600595 (mobile to mobile). We are still a fairly small business and won't always be able to hear/answer - if so please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We attend most of the major UK boat shows, particularly London ExCeL (January) and Southampton (September), plus a scattering of the smaller ones.
Our boats can be seen at any other time by arrangement, and with a little notice, near Christchurch (east Dorset). Please note that (especially at busy times of year) we don't always have all varieties of boat available - don't just turn up "in the hope!"
Nestaway Boats is a limited company, established 2007.
8ft Nesting Pram Dinghy 14ft TRIO multi-purpose boat
7ft 10" Stem Dinghy NN10 nesting stem dinghy
9ft Nesting Stem Dinghy Point 65 Tequila! sectional kayaks
What the Press Say (Magazine Articles reviewing our boats)
Torqeedo Electric Motors PORTABOTES
Nestaway Boats Ltd, a Dorset and Devon based UK company also trading as
PortableBoatShop.com and Christchurch Outboards
We make and sell Nestaway sectional nesting boats; sell Portabote (Portaboat, Porta-bote) folding fold-flat boats; sell Nautiraid folding dinghies, kayaks and canoes; sell DinghyGo sailing inflatable tenders; and sell Point 65 sectional kayaks and canoes. We also demonstrate, sell and service Torqeedo electric outboards and Tohatsu and Suzuki petrol outboards.
We are the world's leading one-stop-shop for easy-to-carry and store, portable, folding, nesting and sectional boats and dinghies. If you don't have anywhere to put a normal boat and/or don't like towing trailers, call us.