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Spring is here. After a very mild pleasant winter in our area spring has arrived with mostly sunny skies and reasonably warm temperatures. Boaters have been early this year getting their boats ready for the cruising season. If you are not ready yet better get on the phone and book a haul out. The addition of the Yacht Park next door has increased our capacity for hauling boats substantially, allowing us to better serve your needs.

Spring also means the start of the annual rendezvous season at Roche Harbour.

Philbrooks will be attending many of these offering advice and courtesy boat inspections.

Following are some of the scheduled rendezvous:
  • Grand Banks May 8-11
  • Nordic Tug May 29-31
  • Bayliner June 5-7
  • Riviera June 13-14
  • Ocean Alexander June 19-21
  • Tollycraft June 26-28
  • Sea Ray July 17-19
  • Navigator Aug. 21-23
  • Selene Aug. 24-26

We hope to see you at one of these events.

Some Sad and Happy News

Chuck Dillon is retiring - sad news for Philbrooks, happy news for Chuck. Chuck has been at Philbrooks since 1974 – that is 40 years folks.
Chuck Dillon
Chuck has been in charge of our marine ways and the crew that looks after the most important part of your boat, The Bottom. Notable haul outs include a boat built from two steel boiler drums welded together with a bronze propeller. It gave a whole new meaning to the term electrolysis.

Then there was the marine research vessel that hadn’t been painted for four years. Chuck says the barnacles were six inches long and the wizards who were running the boat couldn’t understand why their eight-knot boat was only doing one knot.

Chuck is a world-renowned surfer. Part of his retirement will be spent looking for the perfect wave. He also plans to have a lounge chair positioned at the head of the marine ways to make sure everything is going smoothly. Our best wishes to a very nice man. You will be missed.

Philbrooks and Van Isle News

We have had a very busy early spring here at Philbrooks. We have been able to hire several new qualified trades people so that we can get the work done On Time and On Budget. Also as mentioned earlier Van Isle has both their trailers running which greatly increases our capacity to haul boats. We have been able to grow our bottom end staff to meet the higher demands.

Also Van Isle has completed a major restructuring project in the marina itself. Because of Department of Fisheries regulations work could only be done in winter months so the project spanned two years. They had a small window to blast and dredge the rock between D and E docks. They also dredged between C and D docks and E and F docks. They added 280 feet to E dock plus new 30 and 40 foot fingers on D and E docks. They are currently building some boathouses which will be available for rent.

The Sea Glass Waterfront Grill continues to be overwhelmingly successful. On Trip Adviser they were named the Number One restaurant In Sidney.

Monk McQueen 78 Charter Opportunity

78’ Monk McQueen classic motor yacht
She is in beautiful condition. Accommodations include four staterooms with three heads. She has a huge main deck separated into two areas, a large comfortable lounge with separate galley and dining area. There is an roomy aft covered deck and an immense open command bridge. She has been constantly updated and maintained in Bristol condition. She is available to the right parties on a you drive basis or we can provide a skipper.

Have a Great Season and Remember Philbrooks Is Here For You

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