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WE SELL NESTING, SECTIONAL & FOLDING BOATS, WORLDWIDE.
Range includes dinghies, dayboats & kayaks, from 8-16 feet.
|Welcome to Nestaway Boats. |
We sell a unique range of sectional, nesting, and folding boats from the world's leading manufacturers. These include:
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
Outboard Motors (petrol & electric)
9ft Nesting Stem Dinghy
Trio 16 Family Dayboat
Point 65 Sectional Kayaks
Nestaway Prices Jan 2013
Contact us by email: email@example.com
Or by phone: +44 (0)1202 423094; +44 (0) 7768 600595
Magazine Reviews of our Boats here: Magazine Reviews
We will be at SOUTHAMPTON Boat Show 13-22 Sept 2013
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.
This two-section boat is often sold as a yacht tender, or to fit inside or on the back of a camper van. She is 8ft 2" long assembled, with a nested length of 4ft 8". The glassfibre hull is fitted out in Iroko or Teak.
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 for Fun, Rowing, Fishing and just general "Messing About in Boats". She can be launched singlehanded, but carries three adults comfortably.
|In similar style we do an 8 foot nesting stem dinghy with stowed footprint of just 4ft square. |
Like the 9 foot she rows superbly,
going along at hull speed with surprisingly little effort. If you haven't tried rowing this sort of dinghy it will be a revelation;
in fact you'll start wondering
why you'd need an outboard at all - for most journeys you'd probably find the row ashore ashore would take less time than fitting the engine! The two sections can be hooked together and the bolts done up in less than a minute.
Everyone who sees it loves the look of this boat: it's not as stable or capacious as the others but as a two person plus luggage dinghy for a small yacht it's perfect... and on larger yachts it would make a brilliant second tender for when the crew have different shore-going needs. It can stand upright too: in or on the back of a camper van perhaps, or even on the bathing platform of a motor cruiser. Click here for more information: 8ft Stem Dinghy
Above - standing up in the front of a van
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. Based on a modified square stern canoe type, 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
A larger version, the TRIO 16 (prototype shown above) is now available. Two foot longer than the Trio 14, a foot wider, and a few inches deeper,
she has a lot more stability and carrying capacity. She won't go in many estate cars but will fit the back of many pick-up trucks and vans, or can be carried on a 7ft trailer instead of a 16ft one (easier to manoeuvre and park, cheaper on ferries, etc). She rows, sails and motors very nicely.
Click here to see more: NEW TRIO 16
|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|
|Finally, 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. Click here: PORTABOTES|
|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 are from Swedish company, Point 65 North (model ranges"Tequila" and "Martini").
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone - 01202 423094 or 07768 600595. 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. We make and sell Nestaway sectional nesting boats;
sell Portabote (Portaboat, Porta-bote) folding fold-flat boats; sell Nautiraid folding dinghies, kayaks and canoes; and sell Point 65 sectional kayaks and canoes. We also demonstrate and sell 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 or hate the idea of trailers, call us.
NB We are occasionally asked for smaller boats. Whilst smaller sizes of dinghy exist elsewhere, we don't think they count as "useful" boats. A 6ft Pram or 7ft Stem dinghy will usually take one average-size adult OK, but no more than that in anything other than flat-calm conditions (no wind or waves). As a nested Nestaway 8ft Pram dinghy - or Portabote 8 - takes up quite a lot less space than a 6ft single-piece boat, we don't think it is a compromise worth making.