Picturesque Cornish Harbour, Shipyard Business and Square Rigger Available
Published on 27/9/2012
For anyone who loves boats and the sea, the once in a lifetime chance to purchase your own harbour, complete with fleet of square rigged classic yachts and profitable marine business has just become available. Charlestown Harbour, an enchanting yet fully functional Grade II listed18th Century port, near St Austell on the south coast of Cornwall, has been put on the market.
The sale not only includes beautiful Cornish historic properties, as well as the waterfront, but unusually there’s also the chance to buy the resident marine business with it. Square Sail is a specialist marine TV and film business set up by Charlestown Harbour owner Robin Davies, and includes as part of its assets, two historic square rigged sailing ships, which earn their keep working on film and TV sets, for corporate hospitality, charter, sail training and expeditions.
Charlestown Harbour is described as "one of the finest and most fascinating places on the Cornish coast", and was best known in the 19th century as a working port, exporting copper and china clay. Robin Davies discovered it dilapidated and virtually unused, when he worked there on a film set with his square rigger ships in 1994. When he realised the unique harbour was for sale, he bought it.
"I thought it would make an excellent car park for my boats," said Robin. "The harbour and its surrounding buildings were in a terrible state, but I was determined to re-establish Charlestown as a working harbour, so I moved my family in and got cracking."
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