Being no strangers to Dartmouth and always having been drawn to the magnificence of the River Dart, our dream was to live in Dartmouth and own a business on the river.
"The Fizz Boat is the culmination of a dream we’ve had for several years"
We are David and Gaynor Ramsden and having started and ended my Royal Naval career in Dartmouth, firstly as an officer under training at BRNC in 1979, then as First Lieutenant of HMS Sandpiper, one of the navigation training ships running from the college later in the 80’s, I was smitten and when I introduced Gaynor to the pretty little town years later, she fully understood my feelings.
'Always had the plan do business in Dartmouth'
For the last 30 years, we’ve lived in the North West of England, co-owning businesses in Bury and Bolton, our native towns and most recently, since 2010 a Marketing and Business Development business, working with local Bolton based businesses, helping them attract more customers through advertising, promotion, networking, exhibitions and delivering Business Development Workshops but have always had the plan do business in Dartmouth.
A brand new business venture
With the family all grown up and a favourable business climate allowing us to sell up, we’ve seized the day and grasped the opportunity to realise our dream and move to Dartmouth, launching a brand new business venture, The Fizz Boat, running ‘Fizz Cruises’ in our newly purpose built 29ft motor boat on The River Dart.
The Fizz Boat is a concept born out of our love of Dartmouth, our passion for boating and of course a penchant for a delightfully fizzy glass of cold bubbly!