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News: Ancasta International Boat Sales purchases Premier yacht brokerage business in UK

April 13, 2010 by john
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Premier has sold its brokerage business to Ancasta International Boat Sales. The purchase was completed on 19th March 2010 and transfers Premier’s yacht brokerage division to Ancasta International Boat Sales. The Premier brokerage offices at Swanwick and Gosport will be incorporated into the Ancasta network along with all associated used yacht and power boat listings, and all brokerage staff.

The brokerage staff at the Gosport and Swanwick offices are excited about the move and will be a huge additional asset to the Ancasta International Boat Sales network. Their knowledge and relationship with the local market is firmly established and Ancasta are keen to offer a greater exposure to their local efforts.

Speaking about the purchase, Nick Griffith, Managing Director of Ancasta International Boat Sales, said:

“We are delighted to be making this announcement. Premier brokerage has a strong position in the marketplace but we believe that we can bring some additional expertise and focus to this already strong business. The offices at Swanwick and Gosport perfectly compliment our existing UK network of 13 offices and we look forward to working with Premier customers”

Pete Bradshaw, Premier’s Managing Director said: “Premier continues to be an ambitious company. We have taken a strategic decision to focus solely on the acquisition and operation of UK coastal marina and boatyard businesses. Aside from acquisitions, we have exciting plans in place for the forthcoming year with over £6m alone earmarked for the upgrade and development of facilities on our existing marina sites. Our major projects include the opening of a new dry stack at our Gosport Marina in May, the rebuilding of our boatyard facilities at Chichester and our phased plans for the total redevelopment of our Swanwick site. I am delighted that Ancasta has chosen to purchase our brokerage business, as I believe that as a brokerage specialist company Ancasta will offer Premier’s customers a broader range of services”.

The addition of these two new offices to the Ancasta International Boat Sales network increases the size of the network to eighteen offices. Fifteen of these are located on the UK South Coast, two are on the South Coast of France and one in Palma de Mallorca.

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