Yacht services merger creates sales and refit brand
Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair has merged with the Ancasta Group’s commissioning and aftersales team to create Ancasta Yacht Services, an all-encompassing yacht repair, service and support business.
The company says the merging of HYSRR’s refit and repair workforce with Ancasta’s operations team makes it even easier for owners to manage and care for their boats.
Ancasta, which has offices across the UK, France, Belgium and Spain, now has the ability to support clients through the lifecycle of their boat ownership. Not only can a boat be purchased and sold under the Ancasta brand, but it can now also be maintained, repaired and upgraded via Ancasta Yacht Services.
Nick Griffith, Managing Director of the Ancasta Group, is confident the merger will benefit all their customers.
“We’re very excited about the formation of Ancasta Yacht Services.
“For over 35 years, we’ve provided worldwide support for our yacht owners and this new business enhances that capability. Made up of a group of very talented marine technicians and management, the team at AYS will be able to offer the very best in yacht servicing and support.
“The Ancasta Group sells in excess of 500 new and used yachts each year through our European network. Being able to provide an in-house service capability with Ancasta Yacht Services will give enormous comfort to our existing and future customers.”
The move is designed to streamline boat services and alleviate boat owners from time-consuming logistics and maintenance so they can maximise their time on the water. Services available include yacht repair, painting, engineering, joinery and equipment supply and fit.
Nick Griffith continued:
“Buying a boat with Ancasta is so much more than the initial transaction; it’s the start of a loyal and supportive, long-lasting relationship. We want to make boat ownership as stress-free as possible for as long as someone owns their boat – it really is a lifetime of support.”
Ancasta Yacht Services will operate from its extensive facilities located at Port Hamble, which include under cover workshops accommodating yachts up to 26 metres, a fully equipped engineering workshop, wood and laminating shops, as well as a large joinery shop.
Onsite boatyard facilities provide two travels hoists lifting up to 80 tonnes in weight and 33.5m in length, dry boat storage, a large mast crane, expert riggers and marina berthing on site.
Ancasta Yacht Service’s Hamble workshop can accommodate major refit and repair works for local vessels and any boats able to travel. Mobile teams are also available to carry out smaller jobs at marinas between Chichester and Lymington.
Ancasta’s worldwide aftersales warranty and servicing will continue for leading yacht manufacturers including Beneteau, Lagoon, CNB, McConaghy, Bluegame and Prestige Motor Yachts.