Hans DettmanBoatshed Bristol
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!!