On July 20 O’Donnellan & Joyce will auction one of Ireland’s most well-known watersports schools. In operation since 1995, Rusheen Bay Windsurfing is located only 5km from Galway city centre. The enclosed Rusheen Bay provides an ideal setting for teaching watersports while offering easy access to Galway Bay.
Situated on a c1.5 acre site currently zoned for recreation use, this investment provides an opportunity for further development subject to planning permission. Currently only in operation for the summer season (part time May/September and full time June, July, and August ), the turnkey business generates a generous six figure turnover.
The sale includes the site, buildings, and a complete set of windsurfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding equipment from the industry’s leading brands. The current set-up allows groups of up to 50 people take to the water. To ensure customers' comfort, the sale also includes a full stock of more than 130 O’Neill wetsuits, boots, and buoyancy aids.
Perhaps the most easily overlooked part of this sale is the 23 years of goodwill. The school’s loyal customer base includes hundreds of families from the nearby bustling suburbs of Barna, Knocknacarra, and Salthill. The client list also includes many of the region’s high profile multinational companies which utilise the school for team building sessions.
Other revenue streams come in the form of equipment sales, school groups, sports teams, scouts groups, youth groups, and hens and stags. In recent years the school has been contracted to provide watersports services to the largest language schools in the county.
This truly is a rare opportunity to purchase approximately 1.5 acres of seafront property suitable for future development. Coupled with a proven turnkey award winning business situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is no surprise that the level of interest in this offering has been strong since its listing.
Further details are available from Hugh O’Donnellan at O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, 091 564212.