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Our brokerage office is a thriving operation that deals with with a large turnover of previously owned boats. This is an integral and valued part of the service the boatyard gives to members of the public and existing customers alike. When a customer puts their boat for sale with the Retreat Boatyard, they get first class advice and guidance with an experienced broker on hand to guide and advise all the steps of the way. Our boats for sale are advertised in the yachting press each month and most sell very quickly, especially those presented ashore in the yard in a good clean condition. Bills of Sale, re-registration, finances are all undertaken by the broker acting on behalf of the vendor and we hold a list of surveyors who are registered by the (YBDSA), Yacht Broker, Designers & Surveyors Association.Please browse through our site by using the navigation buttons on the left - and please visit our main site for view of all we have to offer.

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The Retreat Boatyard offers craning every day, all year around (tidal dependent). Boats are predominantly moved with a bespoke Roodberg 15t mover, and stored on-site in our own secure compounds offering parking, electricity, water and waste disposal. As required boats can be supported with 4 point cradles, Brownell three point stands or Roodberg lift and move cradles. As well as land storage, flexible moorings provision to 56 boats is available opposite the yard, with pontoon and tender access with free dinghy storage. Just ask and we can provide a package that suits your needs.

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Retreat Engineering supplies and services all makes of marine, commercial and industrial engines. The department is a main Volvo Penta, Mercruiser and Yamaha Dealer, and supplies other makes including Bukh, BETA, Yanmar and all other popular inboard engines. Discounts offers range from 5-30%, so please call if you require re-engining. All outboards are supported and we carry most electronic diagnostics.

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Retreat Boatyard provides a fully equipped repair facility specialising in wood and FRP/GRP, with two qualified shipwrights and one fitter. We offer extensive experience in epoxies, polymers, urethanes, 2-pack systems; and have a heated/conditioned treatment centre for International Osmosis and Interspray paint systems. So whether you need a gel/GRP repair, your keel replaced/re-conditioned of a full hull treatment, please call.

Featured Boat
photo of 27' Vancouver 27
27' Vancouver 27
1986 £28,000

This vessel is lying at Retreat Boatyard yard. 


The Vancouver 27 had been described as the perfect bluewater cruiser with the last owner voyaging to the Azores and back (not racing). It is well equipped for this role with wind vane steering, lines led to cockpit. 120 amp Balmar intelligent charge unit, mast steps, AGM batteries with BEP panel and metering, SSB receiver with USB lead for worldwide weather forecasts, and fully battened with cars mainsail together with Rotostay roller reefing to both foresails..


This Vancouver 27 is ready for her next adventure, just add supplies.

The Retreat Boatyard Ltd

Retreat Drive
Exeter, Devon, EX3 0LS, United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0)1392 874720
Fax +44 (0)1392 876182/875934
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