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.
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.
Let us know if you are going and want to meet us
April has seen us finance a large number of boats including canal boats and sea going craft.
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 can be contacted on email@example.com 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.
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.
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 we also attended the Midlands BMF meeting canal side in Birmingham
Boat sellers are able to register directly with the FCA for limited permission or full permission credit activity. This can take up to 12 months, costs £300 and involves regular reporting of credit activity to the FCA via their online reporting system. FCA website
If you don’t want this hassle you can apply to become our Introducer Appointed Representative (IAR). This then allows you to promote finance, introduce customers to us and advertise finance (with our compliance advisers approval). There is no cost to you just a simple form to complete and to sign a contract with us.
Promarine do all the work for you and as a “principal” firm we are responsible for your consumer credit activity and reporting on your behalf to the FCA.
If you want to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01432 347770