Boats on the move
Two boats were collected from different parts of Cornwall and driven to Portsmouth for the ferry to Bibao, Spain. One boat was delivered to Vigo, Portugal for our customer and the other boat was delivered to Lisbon, Portugal for our other customer. Our driver then travelled down to Port Napoleon, S France to load a yacht to be driven up to St Malo in N france for our customer to sail it across to Jersey where he would be sailing it at it's final destination. The driver then drove back down to Antibes, S France to load a motor cruiser to be taken up to Roscoff, N France and onto the ferry to Plymouth before delivering it to our customer in Cornwall before driving home.
Our other driver also has been in France and drove to Sable de Olonne where he loaded a yacht before driving back up France to Cherbourg for his ferry to Rosslare, Ireland. After driving to Crosshaven to unload for our customer he drove back to Rosslare and was on the ferry again to Pembroke, Wales. He then drove to Lymington where he collected a Super Yacht Tender and drove to Portsmouth for the ferry to Caen, France. The Tender was being taken to Mallorca for our customer and the driver drove down France and Spain to Barcelona where he was back on another ferry from Barcelona to Palma, Mallorca. After unloading the Tender he was back on the ferry and started his drive back up spain and France to collect his next yacht from La Rochelle, France. He drove on to Caen to board the ferry to Portsmouth and delivered the yacht to Port Solent before driving back to the yard and a well deserved rest. While our drivers are away from home they have to work to their driving hours and very often have to take 24 or 45 hour rests in Europe.
Another driver has been making his deliveries to various parts of the country and Europe. He loaded a boat in Plymouth, Devon and drove to Cardiff to unload for our customer before driving on to Cambridge to re-load a boat to be delivered to Gweek Quay, Cornwall. He then drove to Torquay, Devon to load a boat which was taken back to our work yard in Cornwall until after the driver had his rest. The boat was then taken to Portsmouth to board the ferry for Santander, Spain. The driver then drove down Spain to Portugal for the boat to be delivered.
The ferries become part of the working week and the drivers need to have a strong stomach and get used to irregular hours to keep up with the various ferry schedules. All in a days work as is said, very varied and never a job to get bored by. Very often challenging and never one job the same as the last one.
If you are interested in using Andersons to transport your boat anywhere across the UK and Europe, then please contact us on 01208 862179 or mobile 07802 767650. Alternatively you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form here.