The following article appeared in the County Echo back in 1985.
A company which was born on Wern Road, Goodwick, a few years ago, came of age last week, moving to new premises in High Street Fishguard.
Mr Alan Mackin, proprietor of the Fishguard Yacht & Boat Company, has opened a new shop at 9, High Street, in premises previously known as “Turners” the wireless & T.V dealers.
“Boats & Bitts” is the title of the new business – and though Mr Mackin is Irish – the spelling of “bitts” is intentional – any sailor knows what a bitt is!
The repair yard at Wern Road will continue to operate, but chandlery, fishing tackle, frozen baits, camping Gaz and so forth will be retailed from “Boats & Bitts” along with fresh sea food.
“Everything from a needle to an anchor” is Mr Mackin’s far from idle boast, and yachtsmen sailing the wide blue yonder can call him up on ship to shore (channel 19, on to channel M 37) and he’ll meet you at the quay with fuel, chandlery, provisions – indeed any thing you could possibly need!