Our team and timeline 

Bates Wharf Marine Sale, established 1992 

Originating from W Bates & Son with a wealth of history dating back to 1934, Bates Wharf Marine Sales was established in 1992 by Richard Bates and David de Vere, and is well known as one of the leading boat brokers, and specialists in Sports Boat & Cruisers.

Our Timeline:

1992 – Established at Chertsey.

1995 – Established at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

2007 – £1.7 million was invested into the largest boat showroom and chandlery on the river Thames.

2008 – Established at Poole, Dorset.

2014 – Established as Fairline London & Fairline Eastbourne

2015 – Established as Fairline London, Fairline Eastbourne & Fairline Southampton.

Our Fairline Southampton office is run by Richard Cottrell with a wealth of sales support in-house and from our other offices.

Our services 

New boats

With the full range of new Fairline Yachts to choose from. Our expertise and knowledge of every model make selecting your new Fairline a pleasure; from the initial order, through the build and on to the delivery.


We offer a full after-sales service to keep your Fairline to the standard you expect. As an authorised Fairline dealer we have direct access to the shipyard and are always up to date with product developments.


Offering a selection of pre-owned Fairline models for sale and assisting you to find your perfect 'new to you' yacht.

Part exchange

We are happy to take your current boat in part exchange against either the new or pre-owned boats we have for sale. All makes and models are welcomed.


We have access to a wide range of moorings throughout our region, let us help you find the perfect location for you and your yacht.

Personal watercraft / Toys

From JetRibs to paddle boards, we can help you acquire a wide variety of personal watercraft and water toys to help make your time on the water even more fun.

We are delighted to be representing Fairline across the South Coast. We are a family business and are passionate about selling boats and offering first-class customer service. We have a fantastic working relationship with Fairline and it is a real honour to be working with such a prestigious British brand. We look forward to exciting times ahead! 

Richard Bates

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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