About Dave Ashton

Dave has been boating since he was 8 years old and started fishing with his Dad on the Clyde in the days when fishing was good in a small Micro plus with a 4 HP engine that would not even get the boat through the Rhu narrows when the tide was running.

Since then he became a huge fan of renovating Shetlands and pushing these old boats to the limit.  In these boats he has gone through corryvreckan in a Shetland 570 wind against tide, put an XR2 200hp racing engine on a Shetland 610 with reinforced transom and is still a moderator of the online forum with a user name of daveinglasgow.

Since these early days Dave gained a passion for all things with power ie cabin cruiser, fast fishing boats and probably what he is most known for now which is high end handling RIBs. 

We know to some of you that is stating the obvious but there are as many people who fish who have gone out playing on some amazing fast fishing boats with Dave as this is a huge passion of his ie not just the fishing but good fast fishing boats that are being pushed hard.

For those of you who have met him you will also know he happy to go any boat but put him in a high end handling ( not value) boat like a warrior 165, Ribcraft 585 ( a future classic?), any Island RIB, Carson Interceptor 9.5, Boston Whaler  285 etc and he will push these to the limit. It should also be noted that it will never be for just a few minutes!

What we hope comes across from the short bio of Dave  is that over the years he has been on simply lots of different boats and can tell the difference in build quality, ride and handling of most power boats. 

This does not mean all as there are simply too many to make this possible but it is far more than most and this helps when selling and buying / sourcing boats for clients.

For more information please call Dave direct 0759 563 8185