Hamburg Boat Show

October 2014 has seen the beginning of a new push from Cornish Crabbers to expand into the German market. We have appointed Frank Dierkes from ‘English Cutter Yachts’ as our agent and progress has been intense.

Frank is fully committed to the cause and started his familiarisation with the Cornish Crabbers brand by working on our Southampton Boat Show stand for the full 10 days. It soon became apparent that Frank would be one of our family, especially when he takes delivery of his Crabber 26 in early 2015.

In October we launched this new relationship into the German market with a small stand at the Hamburg Boat Show displaying a Cornish Shrimper 19. The welcome received from the German market was overwhelming with an order confirmed for a Cornish Crabber 26 and a very large bucket full of new contacts to work with. Frank offered a day sailing competition of his new Crabber 26 for 2015 and warmed up plenty of visitors for a return visit to Dusseldorf in January.

The most interesting outcome to date is that the appetite for Hybrid electric drives are high and the new Crabber 26 order will be the first Cornish Crabber product to have this option with an order for an electric Shrimper 19 taken for Switzerland to follow.

Watch this space…