To concentrate on expanding marina business

The UK’s Premier Marinas has sold its yacht brokerage division to Ancasta International Boat Sales. 

Premier’s brokerage offices at Swanwick and Gosport will be incorporated into the Ancasta network along with all associated used yacht and powerboat listings, and all brokerage staff, increaseing the total number of Ancasta Boat Sales offices to 18.

“Premier continues to be an ambitious company,” says Pete Bradshaw, Premier’s managing director. “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,” he adds. “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.”

Ancasta has 15 offices on Britain’s south coast, two in the South of France and one in Palma de Mallorca.