Announcing the new owners of Whitestrand Boat Hire
Simon Clarke and Matthew Clarke
We are delighted to announce that Simon Clarke and son Matthew Clarke will be taking ownership of Whitestrand Boat Hire in Salcombe from the 26th April 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for both father and son to work together. They equally have a strong passion for boating and Salcombe, it feels like a second home to them. It all started in the late 90’s with Simon’s first family boating holiday on Peggy, a Victoria 38 sailing boat, from this point the family were hooked.
Simon and Matthew are from the beautiful village of Dunstall in Staffordshire. Simon is the owner of Dunstall Estate and Chairman of Dunstall Holding Ltd. His career started in farming from a young age and now owning nearly 300 cattle, 1500 sheep and 1500 acres of agricultural and glorious woodland in the heart of the English countryside. Property has also been a theme through most of his career, building a rental portfolio of residential and commercial properties. Matthew has had a love for all things mechanical from a very young age, whether that be cars, tractors or boats. He is the founder and director of Clarke 4×4, which was established in 2017 and a director of RVT commercial vehicles, which is a part of the Dunstall Holdings group. Matthew will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of Whitestrand Boat Hire.
Matthew and Simon are looking forward to becoming part of the Salcombe community and to meeting all existing and new customers.
For this upcoming season we have plans to add two more 8 person hire boats to the fleet, this will increase the number of boats on the water to 18. There are also plans to implement a user friendly online booking system. You will still be able to call and walk-in to make bookings with our friendly team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the customers that have supported Whitestrand Boat Hire over the years, without you the business wouldn’t be where it is today. We will be providing the same excellent service and care that you received from Philip, Tamsin and their family over the past 6 years. We would like to invite you to follow us on social media so you can keep up to date on our progress and the exciting things that are about to come.
Please feel free to contact Matthew Clarke if you have any questions, he’ll be more than happy to help.
Phone – 01283 711610
Email – matt[email protected]