After 30 years Vanessa and Steve Ashley-Caris are handing over their sailbroking business to new operators. The website and email address will remain the same.
New owners Dave Aarons and Tracey Silcock, pictured above, recently returned to New Zealand after four years away, sailing their catamaran from the USA.
Dave’s been racing and cruising for the last 40 years and competing with Steve in A-class catamarans. Tracey, fresh from living full time on their boat, has a great understanding of yachting.
Sailbrokers will now be based on the Coromandel Peninsula at Whenuakite, but the move should have little impact on the level of service provided. For the next few months Steve and Vanessa will work closely with the new owners to make the transition as smooth as possible.