Team

Below you will find details of the people you may speak to on the phone. They will be helpful and friendly but it is nice to put a face to the voice……

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Peter Thomas – Managing Director

Peter joined Cornish Crabbers in 2001 and soon became fascinated with the classic tradition of Gaff rig sailing. Working his way through the ranks he now owns the  company and enjoys close contact with all our customers.

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David Thomas – General / Sales Manager

Graduating from Plymouth University in 2012, David joined the company as a sales assistant. His helpful nature soon made it clear that he has a flair for looking after customers in a fair and timely manner. He has a sound technical knowledge combined with common sense to solve any issues that arise.

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Pete Vyvyan – Factory Manager

Pete started working at Cornish Crabbers in January 1989. As our Chief Engineer he takes responsibility for all engineering as well as the factory management. An expert in his field with who handles many an awkward technical engineering query. Pete’s experience is a great asset to the company.

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Cathy Millar – Receptionist

After a 10 year career in Sales & Marketing Cathy joined the team in 2016. Cathy enjoys creative projects in her spare time including pottery and photography but can often be found walking the local beaches with her family and their collie. Cathy has joined the team in Reception as well as involvement in other… Read more »

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Zoe Beckerleg – Financial Controller

Financial Controller since June 2011 Zoe holds a highly important and varied role within. With a strong accountancy background she also takes responsibility for Payroll and HR. A great lover of the outdoors, Zoe especially enjoys hiking with her faithful Springer Pluto and swimming in open water whenever the opportunity arises.

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Sam Thomas – Head of marketing

Sam has recently joined the company as Head of Marketing. In at the deep end she has developed this new website and news letter system. Sam also crews for her husband Peter Thomas in their Shrimper 19 with some great results in the Rock racing series.

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Marc Hemmings – Foreman Boat Builder

From school in 1972 Marc joined the company as an apprentice. He has worked in and supervised just about every department in the factory! He now takes responsibility for all the Shrimper and Crabber 26 boats. His experience & expertise are often called upon. Marc is a big fan of Rock music – played loud!

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Richard Dines – Foreman Boat Builder

Richard joined Cornish Crabbers as an apprentice in 1979 building MK1 Crabber 24’s and Traders. Now the craftsman responsible for all of the stunning woodwork onboard all Mystery Yachts & Pilot Cutter 30s. A well respected and dependable member of the team, Richard along with our other foremen form the backbone of the company.

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Pete Prior – Rigger

After studying boat building at college, Pete joined us in 1987. His main role is to rig all of our boats but over the years he has gained invaluable experience in each of our departments – there’s not much about Crabbers that Pete doesn’t know! Pete loves the water, being a keen surfer & kayaker.