Welcome to James Dickens Marine...(semi-retirement August 2020)
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, then Offshore Powerboats in Lymington, as Sales
Manager, selling Broom, Nimbus and Storebro for five years. All these
companies had busy general brokerage business. Finally left to start his
own company in 2004. Now with a growing reputation as "That chap on You tube that talks about boats"!!
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. Anne-Marie
Dickens (pic 1, James' wife and Co Director) loves boats and as an Aussie living by Sydney Harbour for years, has webbed Feet! Fiona Hibbert (pic 2), is much needed, organised office support ("Money Penny") in on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and very happy on Boats, having had several in the family, often helps crew on deliveries.
For the vendor,
we offer advice on price, marketing, preparation for sale, we pride
ourselves on the quality of details prepared, we ALWAYS visit any boat we list, and take our own photos so we know roughly what we are talking about! We have 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, Theyachtmarket.com, Boat.com) so your boat will be very
"visible" to buyers, together with a large database of buyers looking!
The "VIDEOWALKS" are a recent addition that helps a buyer see what they are travelling to view and is an honest look round, NO FRILLS.. and they have been very well received.
For the purchaser,
we offer advice in all areas, finding the right boat, helping to arrange finance,
insurance, finding a berth, survey, trials, loading to transport
(and off loading if required), a technical handover and even some handling
tuition, helping to manage the process through to the day she is
sitting on your berth, ready to go. It is supposed to be fun and we do our best to ensure you enjoy the experience and that we impart as much useful information as we can along the way!
We look forward to meeting
you, here's how to get in touch.
..... .. ... .......... . . The Fo'c'sle