From an early age, Motor Yacht Broker Harry Hamson has had a serious passion for the water, having grown up cruising the English Channel and being a keen member of the Salterns Sailing Club, Hampshire – UK.
He writes: “That really was just an introduction to the maritime world for me. Moving forward my attention was drawn strongly to powerboats, having watched the Cowes to Torquay powerboat race countless times and having always kept up with the P1 series. I have put the race on my bucket list to personally take part in.
I usually spend two weeks a year on my partner’s family Fairline Squadron 65 called ‘ONE MORE TOY’, which is based in Lefkada on the Ionian Sea. Having already cruised in Croatia, the Balearics, Italy and the south of France.
I started my working life in the events industry at the age of 16, which included working events for the likes of Cowes Week, Panerai Classics, P1 series and The Royal Yacht Squadron. After spending a few years in this industry, I spent 6 months in the Balearics day working as a deckhand on a variety of different boats before returning to the UK and starting my career in sales.
I had a brief spell working with a peer to peer yacht charter business, which shortly progressed into a yacht brokerage role based in Swanwick, working with Greenline and the Bavaria motor yacht brand.
This took me to the likes of boot Düsseldorf, the Palma Yacht Show, Cannes Yachting Festival and of course, the Southampton Boat Show. I represented Greenline UK – which was incredible and a great experience.
In 2020, I joined the Berthon International team in the motor department. Here I found myself mainly focusing on the Windy brand. This has been a great transition in every way and I look forward to experiencing many more years in this amazing industry.”