Joff BrownBoatshed Performance
About Joff Brown
I’ve recently partnered with Boatshed Performance to assist with the listing and sales of performance yachts.
My background is in the build and technical management of shorthanded racing yachts.
Having grown up on the East Coast, spending weekends cruising and racing with the family, at 18 I decided on a career in sailing. I went to Southampton Institute to study Yacht Manufacturing Management and whilst there, built a useful network of contacts I regularly call upon and became fully involved in the Solent racing scene, whilst scraping antifoul off powerboats to earn some pennies.
Upon leaving, I fitted out the mouldings ofa 32ft cruising catamaran for my dad which he has to this day, now moored in France. I was then introduced to Mike Golding by a friend which was the start of 18 years work to date, spent largely in the IMOCA class. I’ve managed boats for five successful round the world races and project managed the build of three new IMOCAs.
I am now based at Endeavour Quay in Gosport where my company Lighthouse Yacht Services continues to manage refits and race support for IMOCA 60s, but also offers those same services to other performance yachts.
I’m very excited to be working with the Boatshed team and having been involved in a number of performance yacht sales, I know that having some specialist knowledge of these yachts, offers a great support to both the buyer and seller.