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Brokerage grows with rising tide of confidence in boat sales sector
Brokerage grows with rising tide of confidence in boat sales sector
Signs of growing confidence in the marine sector have been bolstered by a new addition to one of Britain’s leading yacht brokers as the firm positions itself for a year of growth.


Directors Simon Carter and Tristan Vivian with Devon office broker Ross Mack, prepare
for a busy year as they plan to grow the Red Ensign brokerage

Red Ensign, one of the Westcountry’s largest independent yacht and motorboat brokerages, has welcomed Tristan Vivian as a director and shareholder.

Tristan brings more than 20 years’ marine industry experience to the business. His background includes a key role in the refitting of Mirabella V (now M5) and nearly a decade in marina operations and management.

Tristan’s wealth of sailing and boating experience adds to an already expert team who have deep knowledge of a wide range of boats — together sporting more than 100 years’ worth of boating experience. The firm is also the sole international broker for pre-owned Rustler, Bowman and Starlight yachts, putting the business at the forefront of blue water yacht sales.

In 2023 the brokerage is poised to deliver a bold business plan in an industry emerging from a range of challenges including the pandemic, governmental uncertainty and the intricacies of handling boat sales in Britain’s post-EU economy.

“It’s great to be joining an established and highly professional yacht brokerage and I’m confident that I
can really make a difference,” said Tristan.

“We have a strong and experienced team at Red Ensign which is good news for anyone buying or selling a boat because we can help to navigate them through the challenges that have arisen post-Brexit and help them to complete their sale or purchase while minimising any risks,” he added.

The rules surrounding taxes and permissions in various parts of the world are also changing constantly and only with a specialist broker who is keeping up-to-date with regulations, can a buyer or seller be confident in their buying or selling decisions.

With offices in Plymouth and Falmouth Red Ensign is well placed in the south west UK however is operating internationally with boats currently for sale in Curacao, Portugal and Gibraltar.
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