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……

Peter Thomas – Managing Director

Peter Thomas joined Cornish Crabbers in 2001 as an assistant salesman and soon became fascinated with the classic tradition of Gaff rig sailing. He is now Owner / MD and has a hand in all aspects of the company from Sales to Product Design. He enjoys close contact with our customers where time permits.

Alasdair Millar – General Manager

Alasdair Millar joined Cornish Crabbers as our Technical Officer managing the conformity in way of build, health and safety and the build schedule. He is new to the world of sailing but he has a wonderful way with our workforce & a personal goal to have everything in the right place at the right time…. Read more »

Cathy Millar – Sales Manager

After a 10 year career in Sales & Marketing Cathy joined the team in 2016. Cathy enjoys creative projects in her spare time including painting and photography but can often be found walking the local beaches with her family and their collie.

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.

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.

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!

Richard Dines

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.

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.