James Dickens Marine

James Dickens Marine

James Dickens is well known and respected in the marine industry. His childhood passion for boats grew as he raced Hornets, whilst working every hour he could in the local chandlery shop. On to a three year college diploma in yacht and boatyard management in Southampton. From there to manage a boat yard in the Channel Islands for four years, (Fairline dealers). Back to the UK to build boats on the Thames then down to the Solent to sell Hardy, Orkney, Birchwood, Carver and Azimut in Southampton for seven years. He then moved to Marine Sales in Poole as Sales Manager for Formula, Proline and the Fairline range for nearly five years. More lately at Offshore Powerboats as Sales Manager selling Broom, Nimbus and Storebro for five years. All these companies had busy brokerage business. Finally left to start his own company. Now in Offices in Hythe Marina near Southampton.Founded in 2004 primarily as a specialist brokerage service, but offering a range of other related marine services. James has worked as a delivery skipper within his last jobs and has thousands of miles at sea. His love of sailing has taken him to a high level of yachting, both inshore and offshore, including several Fastnet races. Andrea Albon, (company secretary) joined in May 06 to help administer the office and her endless energy and attention to detail is invaluable. Her boating knowledge is growing fast and she is driving every boat she can get near so hold tight to your keys if you visit us!. Anne-Marie Dickens, (James's wife and Co Director) joined the crew in 2009...with her IT skills, our web presence will no doubt continue to punch well above our weight!! Having spent many years close to Sydney Harbour...she has webbed feet...a love of all boats and yes.... an Aussie accent!For the vendor, we offer advice on price, marketing, preparation for sale, we pride ourselves on the quality of details prepared, we have big adverts in the premier magazines, attend the major shows, and have a very well registered AWARD WINNING website;www.jamesdickensmarine.com, we also have pages within the biggest and most powerful marine search engines, (boatshop24.co.uk, boatshop24.com, Yachtworld.com, YBW.com, Rightboat.com and Boat.com) so your boat will be very "visible" to buyers, together with a large database of buyers looking!For the purchaser, we offer advice in all areas, finding the right boat arranging finance, insurance, finding a berth, survey, trials, loading to transport, and offloading if required, a technical handover and even some handling tuition, helping to manage the process through to the day she is sat on your berth, ready to go. It is suppose to be fun, we do our best to ensure you enjoy the experience.We look forward to meeting you.

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