LUCAS YACHTING – has been primarily a yacht brokerage business, mainly specialising in Sadler, Starlight and Moody, plus repairs and refurbishment. Now established in a new office at Torquay harbourside, Mike is taking on brokerage requirements within Torquay Harbour, Brixham and also Dartmouth, where Lucas Yachting has been active for the past six years. Mike’s objective is to provide a professional brokerage service for Torquay Harbour and will deal with boats from Brixham and River Dart and also those based in the River Exe. His desire is to project a friendly and personal brokerage service, which will bring together the Buyer and Seller to everyones’ mutual benefit.
Mike Lucas started Lucas Yachting in 1995 after six years with Sadler International, where he was responsible for Sadler and Starlight production. Prior to this, a six year period was committed to expansion of Marine Projects’ Moody and Sigma production through the 80’s. Mikes earlier experience was with Management Consultants, followed by production management in instrumentation.
Suzie Lees joined Mike as a yacht broker in July 2013 and now runs the office administration in Torquay. Previous experience over a period of 30 years has been in business administration, specialising in accounts and marketing with Beverage Brands, Torbay Council and relevant experience in several small businesses. Suzie’s time with Gulf Air gave her the opportunity to “see the world” at a young age.
ABYA – both Mike and Suzie are member brokers of ABYA being the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents and have attended relevant courses to ensure our documentation and legal requirements are in accordance with ABYA requirements.
First started in 1995 by Mike Lucas, following six years with Sadler Yachts and prior to that with Princess yachts in Plymouth, building Moody and Sigma, Mike Lucas Yachting was set up to specialise in the sale of these yachts. During the past 20 years we have sold in excess of 600 boats, plus a further 100 yachts of various types.
Technical knowledge of the range of Sadler and Starlight yachts is now almost exclusively held by Lucas Yachting, who are familiar with build and specification detail for Sadlers and Starlights built from the early days in 1975, right through to Bowman-built Starlights up to 2002. We also advise on CE and VAT documentation, having taken on the role of manufacturer’s authorised representative.
We deal with repairs and refurbishment for a wide range of yachts in the River Dart. We have dealt with comprehensive refurbishment and repair programs for over 200 boats, using local yards and a team of highly skilled tradesmen. We specialise in insurance repairs, liaising with local surveyors.