Tingdene Boat Sales appoints new dealers covering Cornwall to East Sussex and the Channel Islands 

Adding to its line-up of 10 sales offices, Cranchi UK distributor Tingdene Boat Sales has appointed Southampton Waters Yacht Sales to cover the South Coast from Weymouth to Eastbourne and South West UK Marine (SWUK) to manage Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.

Southampton Waters Yacht Sales was founded at Shamrock Quay in 2009 by boat broker, Richard Stead, whose previous experience includes several years with Sealine and Princess Motor Yachts. Stead says: “I am absolutely over the moon to be able to be a part of the Cranchi brand – it’s the only make of boat I have owned for myself. We cannot wait to get started, having sold many Cranchi models. I have always supported the build quality and design of this manufacturer, so we really could not be more happy to be a part of growing Cranchi’s presence along the South Coast.”

Brixham-based South West UK Marine has established a strong presence among the boating community in Devon and the surrounding area.  Owner, Stuart White, is a qualified RYA instructor, a keen sailor and very proactive in understanding the boat manufacturers that SWUK represents. He says “We are very pleased to be joining the team of dealers in the UK to sell Cranchi Motor Yachts. It’s a well-established company, based in Italy with an excellent pedigree of building skills. They create a style to catch your eye, having been producing these beautifully-styled vessels for nearly 150 years.”

Neil Mallandain, sales director for Tingdene Boat Sales, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Richard and Stuart, with their respective teams, into our Cranchi network in the UK. The appointment of Southampton Waters Yacht Sales and South West UK Marine was carefully considered and we know they will do an excellent job of representing the comprehensive line-up of Cranchi models right the way along the English Channel coast, from Lands End all the way to Eastbourne. Working in conjunction with our connected group of 10 offices, customers will never be far away from an opportunity to pop in and discuss the wide range of boats available from one of the world’s leading manufacturers.”

Cantiere Nautico Cranchi SpA, based near Lake Como in Lombardy, has two state of the art manufacturing plants and a full waterside test facility. The company was originally founded in 1870 by Giovanni Cranchi and several members of the Cranchi family remain involved in the business to this day. It builds a range of cruiser, flybridge, trawler and ‘crossover’ style vessels from 26ft-60ft.