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clive baxter and family on deckClive Baxter, his wife Eileen and their three sons left Swindon, Wiltshire and moved to the Lake District, Cumbria in 1974. It was a big decision but one that they never regretted. Initially they settled in a little village called Glenridding on the shore of Lake Ullswater and this is where Clive bought his first Motor Cruiser and the passion for boating began. The entire family would love to spend quality time on the water and they all have very fond memories.

They remained in Glenridding until 1978 when they decided to sell their business and bought a Hotel near to the shore of Lake Windermere. Again it didn’t take them long to settle and the whole family became involved in all aspects of boating including sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing etc. There wasn’t a weekend that passed without them spending time on the water.

The family became very competent at Sailing and Waterskiing and even competed in various competitions both locally and in the surrounding counties.

In 1984 Andrew became an instructor at the Lowwood Water-ski School and remained there until finally moving into a Sales position that became available at Windermere Aquatic. He also spent a season as a Water-ski/Wind Surf instructor in Corsica for the holiday company Mark Warner.

In 2001 Clive and Eileen moved to an area in Spain called La Manga which is on the shore of the Mar Menor and the family soon followed. As soon as he could, Clive purchased his first Spanish boat and they have continued spending their weekends on the water ever since.

Clive now owns a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42’ and moors it in the Club Nautico Dos Mares. The family and their friends can be regularly seen out Sailing on the waters of the Mar Menor in Murcia or out on the Mediterranean.

Due to the huge amount of enquiries being made, they realised the need for a Company such as yachtsandpowerboats.com. Being bi-lingual and conversant with the English and Spanish rules and regulations they are able to offer a wealth of information to their clients and match them with their ideal boat. Their knowledge of boating and Sailing is vast and their attention to detail is second to none.