New tenants at Marine Hub


Falmouth Harbour’s new Marine Hub has been joined by a team of marine engineers, strengthening the focal point of expertise for the community’s yacht and boat owners right in the heart of town.

Coastside Engineering Services has taken up a ‘pod’ at the Harbour’s Grove Place slipway alongside Allspars Falmouth – one of the UK’s top yacht rigging and spar fabrication experts – giving them quayside workshop space to work both on-site or quickly mobilise to wherever their water-borne customers may need them.

Joel Thomas and Chris Powell have 30 years of marine engineering experience between them and the opportunity to locate their new Falmouth operations at such a prime location was too good to miss. The Coastline Engineering Services team handles everything from minor repairs and essential boat servicing and winterising, to detailed diagnostics and full boating setup.

“Chris and I are thrilled to be a part of the Marine Hub for Falmouth at this time of incredible growth for the harbour,” said Coastside’s Joel Thomas. “The Falmouth Harbour team have such a drive and passion and they’re at the forefront of new technologies and innovations for the marine sector in Cornwall – so to work alongside them is an honour.”

Falmouth Harbour is responsible for a huge body of water and a variety of stakeholders spanning from Black Head to the Dodman including Falmouth Bay, the Helford and Percuil rivers, the Carrick Roads and the River Fal. The Harbour’s Marine Hub of related operations, working alongside traditional boat storage on Grove Park waterfront site, aims to make a variety of marine services readily accessible to the wider Falmouth boating community as well as visitors throughout the year.

“We are building a unique community of like-minded marine service businesses right in the heart of Falmouth – a town steeped in maritime history and influence,” explained Falmouth Harbour’s head of commercial operations, Holly Manvell. “Joel and Chris, with their passion and enthusiasm for service excellence, will be well at home in our Marine Hub working alongside the fantastic Allspars Team.”