About us

It all began with Lady J… she needed carpets for her saloon and berths to cover her bare sole!

The before and after photos say it all, and in the absence of any other obvious provider in the area, Below Decks was born as a newly established specialist boat carpet business.

The company is a family business run by the husband and wife team of Jan and Nigel Oates.

As boat owners ourselves we know just how important your boat is to you, and we are guided in all the work we undertake by the following key principles:

  • top quality job with good products at an affordable price
  • communication every step of the way

Where are we?

Below Decks operates principally from Portsmouth in the east to Weymouth in the west, and is based in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  However, we have a network of other specialist providers covering most of the UK.

Lady J - After