Get in touch

Launch and recovery service by Sail Shape Marine

Cornwall is a coastal paradise on the southwestern tip of England renowned for its stunning landscapes and pristine waters. For both locals and tourists, boating is an integral part of the Cornish experience. However, the logistics of launching and recovering boats can be a challenging task, especially for those unfamiliar with the area or lacking the necessary equipment. Thankfully, Sail Shape Marine’s launch and recovery is a convenient solution for boat owners across the south west

Hassle-free launching and recovery

Handling the launch and recovery process on your own can be time-consuming and physically demanding. With our professional service at your disposal, we take care of all the details, ensuring a smooth launch and retrieval. With Sail Shape Marine’s launch and recovery service, all you need to do is choose your slip, arrive at the launch site and get straight out on the water.

Safety and expertise

Our experienced professionals are well-versed in the region’s unique maritime characteristics. Their in-depth understanding of the coastline ensures that your boat is launched and recovered with safety in mind, preventing any mishaps or accidents.

Protection of your investment

Boats represent a significant financial investment, and improper handling during launching or recovery can lead to damage or wear and tear. We use specialised equipment and follow proper procedures to safeguard your boat from potential harm. We can also conduct routine inspections to ensure your boat is in optimal condition, detecting and addressing any issues before they become major problems.

Falmouth Harbour

Time and cost efficiency

For boat owners who visit Cornwall occasionally or during peak vacation periods, transporting your boat from home to the region can be a logistical nightmare. Our storage, launch and recovery services eliminate the need for transporting your boat, saving you time, fuel costs, and wear on your vehicle. By opting for these services, you can maximise your time on the water and fully immerse yourself in Cornwall’s natural beauty and activities.

With its rugged coastline, serene estuaries, and charming harbours, Cornwall is a boating enthusiast’s dream destination. Boasting an array of scenic coastline and picturesque locations, this maritime gem offers countless opportunities for unforgettable voyages. Whether you’re an avid sailor or a casual boater, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite launch spots in Cornwall.

Falmouth Harbour

Nestled on Cornwall’s south coast, Falmouth Harbour is a bustling maritime hub and one of Cornwall’s most popular boat launching spots. The deep-water harbour offers easy access to the Carrick Roads, a stunning estuary dotted with charming villages and secluded coves. Sailors will be delighted by the breath-taking scenery and the chance to visit St Mawes, a quaint fishing village known for its historic castle and beautiful beaches. Stop off at the Idle Rocks for a glass of something cold or motor around to Pandora Inn for a seafood lunch. With excellent facilities and numerous marine services, Falmouth Harbour is a gateway to a remarkable boating adventure.

Highfield Ribs

Mylor Yacht Harbour

For those seeking a tranquil escape, Mylor Yacht Harbour offers a serene setting for boat launching. Nestled in a beautiful creek off the Fal Estuary, Mylor provides easy access to secluded sailing destinations like the Helford River and the picturesque village of St Mawes. The marina boasts excellent facilities, including the Castaway’s wine bar and Café Mylor. Mylor’s idyllic surroundings and laid-back ambiance make it a favourite among sailing enthusiasts and families alike.


The picturesque coastal town of Fowey lies on Cornwall’s south coast and offers a launch slip for access to the stunning and safe waters of the Fowey Estuary. For those wanting to venture further afield, explore the bay’s coves and beaches where you’re sure to find a quiet spot to moor up for a picnic. The town itself has plenty of pubs and restaurants for end of day drinks and dinner.


Nestled on the south-eastern coast of Cornwall, Looe is a charming fishing town characterised by its narrow streets and lively harbour. Launch your boat here and explore the scenic Looe River, flanked by lush woodlands and charming villages. The river eventually leads to Looe Island, a sanctuary for wildlife and a fantastic spot for birdwatching.

Cornwall’s diverse coastline offers an abundance of excellent boat launching spots, each providing unique opportunities to explore its maritime wonders. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or the chance to immerse yourself in the region’s rich maritime culture, Cornwall has it all. Each destination offers a gateway to an unforgettable experience and with your boat delivered to your launch spot, readied for the water, you’ll be out on the water in no time at all. 

Call us on 01726 833731 or email for more details

Contact us

Please contact us using the form BELOW:

    Book Appointment