London Boat Show 2017

It’s just a month until the start of the 2017 London International Boat Show.

If you are attending as an exhibitor then no doubt you are extremely busy with last minute preparations and final detail in order to kick off 2017 on a high note.

This year Promarine Finance will have staff available throughout the show to provide immediate stand side assistance to any dealer who needs it, but we’d like to offer a little bit extra to help you sell more boats.

If you are displaying boats or engines that broadly sit between about £4,500 and £45,000 then please send us the details and we will provide finance examples for the hulls or cowlings.

These examples will be bold and simple with fine print only needed to be displayed on a desk card or stand side spec sheet.

If you don’t wish for full finance examples, but do wish to let buyers know that finance is available then we can also offer “Finance me” hull transfers complete with other point of sale material such as flyers.

Let us know prior to Thursday 22nd December if you need any finance examples or additional point of sale material.

For stand side assistance during the show, call or text Tom on 07720 214 831 or email

Boat Hoist

So here is a slightly different deal for us working with our sister company Prolease Ltd and – we can help marinas to expand their services too

Tom Bettle joins Promarine Finance as Business Director

Joining us this month…


In November we welcomed Tom Bettle to the Promarine Finance team. We asked Tom to provide a bit of information of himself…


I’ve always loved the sea.
As a boy it was my uncle who would take me fishing aboard the small fleet of boats belonging to Southsea Angling Club and as a young man my first job was as a Navigating Officer with P&O Containers Ltd.
I guess that saltwater is in my blood as after a fairly extensive business career within the IT sector I returned to the marine industry as a boat dealer and broker in 2002.
Over the years I represented Jeanneau and SeaRay from offices on the river Hamble and Poole and will know many of you from my time with Southern Motorboats and Parkstone Bay Yachts.

Whilst my c areer in boats focussed around sales it was the boats themselves that were my true passion and three years ago I moved away from boat sales into the services side of the marine industry.

For the last couple of years I have been with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race where my role was to establish an exciting new business that provides emergency medical assistance in the most remote and extreme locations, the sort of locations that seafarers tend to go.  Now that business is established I am extremely excited to be joining Promarine Finance as Business Director.
In my new role I hope to meet as many of our clients as possible over the coming months and help our marine dealers to maximise their sales.

Help us to find this boat – called Katlib or Katlib II Sea Ray 225 Weekender

We believe this boat has been sold in August 2016 without our knowledge and there is finance outstanding. We are trying to trace it. We believe it may be in either Woolverston or on the Thames near Shepperton.

Please help us to locate this vessel.


Southampton Boatshow September 16 – 25


Let us know if you are going and want to meet us

British Hovercraft Company

Our finance does not have to remain on the ground or even remain on the water, try a hovercraft for fast and serious family fun.

Crick Boat Show 2016



Crick Stuart

Stuart on Saturday before the show opened


Liza and Tina with customers


Big dogs


Bluewater Boats


Bluewater Boats


Aintree Boats


Aintree Boats with Jamie and Andy


Friday entertainment

CrickMarina 3 Crick Marina Crick Marina 2 IMG_1179

South Coast Manager & Crick Boat Show

April has seen us finance a large number of boats including canal boats and sea going craft.

We have maintainIMG_1125Jeanneau 855 Legended our fast turn around agreeing deals in 30 minutes and paying out deals within 24 hours.

Are you promoting the benefits of finance to your customers?

Vendors may also see the benefit of you helping to sell their boat by promoting finance as means to help sell boats. Talk to us about how we can work with you and assist with regulation guidelines.



A significant step for us this month is Tina Braithwaite joins us as South Coast Business Manager. Tina has known Stuart for more than 30 years and being based in Winchester is ideally located and looking forward to a career change. Tina has a corporate background in Buying and Marketing so will bring some new ideas to our organisation.

Tina and TawnyTina has not long owned Tawny a Hungarian Vizsla so I think they will be promoting Promarine Finance as a couple.

Tina can be contacted on and 07720 214831



We are exhibiting at the Crick Boat Show on stand MR6, please come and say hello. The show is over the bank holiday weekend Saturday 28 to Monday 30th May.


Boats galore

We are seeing a wide range of boats from new customers and existing customers upgrading to bigger and more exciting craft.

Our turn arounds are still less than 30 minutes – here are just a few we have financed and some of the locations visited this week.



Here is a Rinker we financed in 2012 and hopefully should be with her new owner next week.

Rinker Fiesta Vee


This is the second boat for our young entrepreneur, a Princess 460





A lovely day on motor bikes saw us in Aberystwyth and Aberdovey watching youngsters being braver than we are







And then this week we have been to Ashwood Marina in the drizzle to finance a live aboard and then a chance stop at Braunston Marina in the sunshine.IMG_1133





And we also attended the Midlands BMF meeting canal side in Birmingham

Bond Co