Expert advice on the existing site and recommendations for improvement...
MDL Consultancy was commissioned by the owners of Dauntless Boatyard to give expert advice on the operation of the existing site and recommend areas for improvement aimed at optimising the current business and facilitating future growth.
The Boatyard is located on Canvey Island, on a small tidal river, the Hadleigh Ray, which flows into the Thames Estuary and offers boatyard services as well as drying moorings for pleasure craft and residential houseboats. The owners felt it was in need of improvement to be able to grow the business.
We provided the owners of Dauntless Boatyard with a number of improvements that required minimal investment. We also presented proposals for areas with potential growth in the short, medium and long-term. These included a complete redevelopment and reconfiguration of the pontoons and facilities, an option for a new dry stack facility and a small leisure boatyard.
Since the conclusion of our study, some of the recommended improvements to the operation and site have been implemented, resulting in the establishment of a boat repair and refit service, and creation of additional storage space by relocating the chandlery.
The development includes four luxury split-level homes, Commercial properties and a new bar and restaurant.