Ancasta appoint race boat broker

Ker 40 manager gets the nod

Thursday November 22nd 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

Ancasta have appointed Sam Pearson as their new Race Boat Broker.

In addition to its race boat brokerage, part of Ancasta Group is the keel boat sailing hub that is Hamble Yacht Services. These strong affiliations have served to expand the race boat division of the business so quickly it was deemed imperative to dedicate one person entirely to the task of promoting and looking after this sector of Ancasta’s interests.

Having gained his Honours degree in Yacht & Powercraft Design, Sam Pearson left Solent University in 2008 to pursue a career in professional yacht racing, beginning with Bear of Britain, and then spent a year working as a boat builder in Poole. Keen to re-establish his sailing career, in May 2010 he moved to Cowes and has since been working and competing professionally on a TP52, Farr 52s and a variety of grand prix racing yachts.

Since the release of the McConaghy Ker 40, Pearson’s attentions have been focused on managing and sailing the class in both European and UK based campaigns.

“When this exciting opportunity came up with Ancasta to represent this brand and their extremely impressive race boat catalogue, I immediately recognised the potential to take the Ker class and other grand prix boats to the next level of sales and service. I am equally as enthusiastic to introduce and work with the premium cruiser racers such as the Beneteau First range,” Pearson commented.

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