Contact Nick Giles
Boatshed Costa Blanca The Engine House, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

About Nick Giles

Greetings from Boatshed Costa Blanca, Espania.

Nick Giles

Hello, and firstly I would like to give you a massive warm welcome and a thank you for visiting this page. I am very lucky to be based in the wonderful city of Torrevieja. A coastal city about 40 kilometres south of Alicante in Espania.

Six years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Mike from Boatshed Wales. I bought my first boat, and attended several of Mikes parties. It was at this point, I knew that somewhere down the line I wanted to be apart of the Boatshed family.

In June 2020 as soon as it was physically possible because of lockdown restrictions, I left Cardiff in Wales UK with my friend Mark. Aboard my 1987 Moody 346. I headed South crossing Biscay with a cold beer in hand, calling in at many many ports. I was even attacked by killer whales, which you can read about by clicking here. I managed to arrive in Torrevieja by October, after sailing some 2500NM and meeting some truly wonderful and inspiring people along the way. Here is a link to my Sailing_Tamarind page for more on that matter.

In previous years I was a close protection officer for two Middle Eastern Royal families and several celebrities. I also provide residential security to individuals of high net worth. From here I then went into the private financial sector. I worked on banking contracts in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham...... you get the idea.

I have truly left the corporate world in the UK behind, and I am now firmly fixed on the future. A future that hopefully enjoys a lot of sun, sea and sand out in Torrevieja. Something I didn't see much of back in the UK.

I have my motorised glider scholarship, although I have not been up in the air in a while my dream is to still one day have my own plane as well. I am a sailor through to the bone, with a real passion for anything that floats.

I really hope this bio has provided you with a bit more info about me, your local man on the ground for Boatshed Costa Blanca. If you are ever in the area of Torrevieja I insist, please come and say hello. I will always make time for a coffee and a chat my email is

Thanks for reading

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