The River Dart is renowned for being one of the most picturesque rivers in the country and was once described by Queen Victoria as the 'English Rhine'. At the mouth of this beautiful river lies the lively and vibrant town of Dartmouth. A global destination for tourists who come to see the world-famous Britannia Royal Naval College, wonderful architecture and of course the picturesque waterfront; which attracts water enthusiasts throughout the year, providing a variety of recreational activities to suit all tastes. There are regular events in Dartmouth including: The Dart Music festival in May, the extraordinary Dartmouth Royal Regatta in August and the Dartmouth Food festival in October. Dartmouth is often used as a base to explore the South Hams, a well-known area in Devon for its Outstanding Natural Beauty; along with Dartmoor National Park which is situated less than half an hour's drive away.
The Picnic Boat (Trade Mark No. UK00003164335) is a well maintained Maritime 21, a former fishing boat built in 1988 by Chris Humphrey of Teignmouth. Its overall length is 21ft with a beam of 8ft 5ins and draft of 2ft 6ins. Berthed at Dart Marina during the high season, the boat is put on hardstanding during the winter months and a general maintenance programme carried out. This includes antifouling, repaint, battery check and engine service. The boat was last surveyed in 2011 with the next survey due in 2023 for insurance purposes. The Picnic Boat is licenced by South Hams District Council to carry up to 12 passengers with full safety equipment available. This equipment is inspected annually by Dart Harbour Navigation Authority and Ocean Safety with certification provided. The boat is also licenced for the retail sale of alcohol plus the performance of live and recorded music. Included in the sale of this unique business opportunity is all the necessary serving equipment. The next proprietor will have to hold a personal licence in order to continue to offer alcohol aboard along with a South Hams District Council Boatman’s Licence (including a medical) RYA VHF Short Range Radio Licence and First Aid Certificate.