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Experience Matters

Boats are in our DNA

GQBS was originally established in 1906 as Kenneth M Gibbs & Company and located at Shepperton on the banks of the river Thames just outside London, the company has evolved over the years from boat builders into the thriving Motor and Sports Boat dealership it is today.

Kenneth renowned for his motor launches and small yachts may have put down his tools some time ago but the ideals, spirit and values he had when he first opened the company live on today.

100 year

Over 100
years history


Boats - they're
in our DNA


One of the largest
dealerships in the UK


Unrivalled knowledge
and experience

Meet the team at Gibbs Quay Boat Sales

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales (GQBS) one of the largest Powerboat and Cruiser dealerships in the country are the UK importers and distributers for some of the World’s leading manufacturers. Brands represented include Schaefer Yachts, Cobalt Boats, Salpa, Grandezza and Atlantic Marine.

Kenneth not only a boat builder but a talented yacht designer with a number of designs to his name both motor and sail. Two of his more famous small boat designs being the YM Senior and YM Junior (The YM standing for Yachting Monthly magazine which promoted the designs) These can be seen in the background on the Gibbs London Boat show stand in the 1950’s photograph. Thankfully a few of these graceful little yachts can still be found in the world today.

Now located on the Shores of Poole Harbour, Dorset from a private boat yard with superb modern offices, show rooms and workshops Gibbs Quay Boat Sales are perfectly positioned with expert advice to ensure a first class service and complete user focused end to end experience when buying or selling a boat.


With dedication forged from over 100 years of operating in the Yachting World we continue to offer Unrivalled Knowledge, Passion and Service only an established main dealer can deliver.

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales boasts an impressive array of both indoor and outdoor showrooms, providing customers with a comprehensive and immersive boat-buying experience. The indoor showroom offers a climate-controlled environment where a selection of luxury boats and yachts are showcased in pristine condition, allowing for detailed inspections regardless of the weather. Meanwhile, the expansive outdoor showroom displays a diverse range of boats set against the scenic backdrop of the marina. This dual setup ensures that Gibbs Quay Boat Sales caters to all preferences, making it a premier destination for prospective boat owners.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us below or call 01202 233000 and we will be happy to help.