Contact Hans Dettman
Boatshed Bristol The Engine House
Royal Clarence Yard
Weevil Lane
Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

About Hans Dettman

All About me!

With 45 years experience in the Marine leisure business, I have a well rounded knowledge of most facets of the industry.
Having grown up with a father who was a National sport fisherman I spent my youth at sea with him.
On acquiring a sales job with a Durban boating company, I then expanded my experience into Water-skiing, including, slalom, barefoot skiing and wakeboarding.
Over the years, I learnt new skills including boat installation, outboard and inboard sales, service and repair for all of the major brands, and completed many qualifying courses.
In 2002 I began my own brokerage business on the Durban Marina which included Sales, Maintenance, Warranty and boat preparation, which I closed shortly before emigrating to the UK.
This business included sales of both Powerboats and Yachts , New and Used, as well as warranty maintenance , and customer service.
MARINE INDUSTRY and business Qualifications:
· Diploma Marketing Management
· SAMSA Skippers over 9m Power Driven Vessels
· Durban Operators Certificate
· VHF – Limited radio License
· Unicorn –Life-raft Proficiency
· Unicorn – Firefighting
· Unicorn –First Aid
· Mercury / Yamaha / Johnson-Evinrude / Suzuki / Volvo - Outboards & Inboards Maintenance & Service & many other service and sales courses.
Riviera and Fairline Powerboat warranty and service.

During this time I joined the 160 year old Royal Natal Yacht Club, where I worked on the Sailing Committee, running the Race Control/Rescue section and other portfolios, before becoming the Rear Commodore.
Over the years I built up a loyal customer following, and my objectives as a broker have always been to ensure that both seller and buyer are fairly and equitably treated. I look forward to building a lasting relationship with you!!