Testimonials

Thanks for such an amazing weekend, everyone loved it and the sail with the evening alongside in Cowes was the perfect activity for us.

Mathew Shimm’s Stag Fri 11 – Sun 13 August 2017

Many thanks Alan. We took plenty of photos and had a great day. Thank you to both of you for looking after us so well.

Heidi Taylor Day Sail Sun 23rd July 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic time sailing on Alice around the Solent. The boat is a beauty and incredibly spacious both up on deck and down below.

The generous facilities on board meant that we had a comfortable weekend and could quickly recover after some large nights out.

Alan made the whole weekend very easy and was flexible with the multitude of requests that we bombarded him with.

I would definitely recommend a weekend on Alice to my friends and we hope to sail her again soon.

Robin Hardy – Best man Tam Perry’s Stag 14th- 16th July 2017

Thanks again for a cracking weekend, it was greatly enjoyed by all. ECK (best man)

Henry Browne’s Stag 7 – 9th July 2017

Just wanted to say thank you ever so much for today – Claudia and myself thoroughly enjoyed it and it was incredibly kind of you to let total strangers gate crash your day.

The Alice is quite a boat and what a pleasure and privilege to have sailed on her. You are doing a fantastic job keeping a marvellous piece of British maritime history alive.

Many thanks again, I will definitely spread the word about potential chartering and if there is anything I can help you with in the future please let us know.

Wanda and Claudia – Day sail Wed 5th July 2017

Alan just to say how much we all enjoyed ourselves aboard Alice yesterday – the Cowes stopover was an excellent idea for a ‘wet’. Your seamanship was especially highlighted by the manoeuvre at Shepherds Wharf in Cowes.

Many thanks for making this a special day that will shortly be recorded on our website.

Peter Wallis – Wed 21 June 2017
Frensham Pond Model Yacht Company

Thank you once again for supporting our now annual Mencap sailing day. Feedback was terrific and as with last year we all thoroughly enjoyed our time with you onboard Alice. The weather once again was kind to us which was a nice bonus.

MENCAP Day 2nd October 2015
Colin Wilding – Gun Wharf Quays general manager

Alan, thanks so much for a great weekend on board Alice. Everyone had the greatest time, it really was a very memorable weekend. I will be recommending it to all.

Matt Hazels Pre Wedding Celebration
Rob Meadows

For one with a life times interest in sailing barges nothing could compliment ‘Father’s Day’ more than a days sailing on board sailing barge “Alice” it was an absolute pleasure in every way; the welcome, instruction and most enjoyable food, all made possible by Alan the skipper and his crew in the most friendly and professional manner. I, and many others have to thank Alan for his devotion to the Thames spritsail sailing barge ; enabling today’s generation to experience what was once a way of life and transport throughout the east coast of England and beyond. Good luck Alan and thank you for a perfect days sailing; enjoyed by a “sailorman” and guests alike.

Fathers Day Celebration
Ken & Rita Peters and Steven Woodcock

Alan – many thanks to you and Reg for a wonderful weekend on Alice! It was great to meet you and to sail such a fine boat. Thank you for looking after us – will be sure to recommend a weekend on Alice to all the sailing enthusiasts I know. Best wishes, Andrew
P.S. Do congratulate your son on his fantastic fence dive! ( on Google )

Stag Do Weekend
Andrew Davis