A long-standing Isle of Wight jeweller, valued at more than £2.5m, has gone up for sale.

Benzie of Cowes has been a fixture in Cowes for over 150 years, and now its high street store is on the market for £2,560,000.

The site boasts a spacious four bedroom home above and an exclusive observation gallery with ‘Solent views’ and an ‘undisturbed view of the regatta race markers’.


A spokesman for the jewellers told Isle of Wight County Press: “For more than 150 years, Benzie of Cowes has lived and breathed the unique sailing heritage of Cowes.

“Now, in fair winds and a unique approach to circumnavigation, this prestigious business is coming to market. Benzie of Cowes is looking for a new skipper, to drive the business forward.”

Items made by Benzie of Cowes range from high-class silverware to ornate models of ships, with the store also stocking watches brands such as Breitling and Raymond Weil.

With its high price point, the property is expected to draw attention from around the globe as Benzie is a known brand in the world of yachting.

“With patronage from royalty and some of the world’s most iconic sailors, the business offers an anchor in the town of Cowes, known to be the yachting capital of the world,” says the spokesman.