Biz Extra

Published: February 4, 2020 | Updated: February 5, 2020

Biz Gallery: Professional Boatmans Association annual meeting at the Boat Building Academy

Lyle Stantiford, PBA Membership Secretary; Tom Greasty, ‘Swanage Sea Fishing’; Philip Higgins, PBA Chairman; Dee Barron and Tony Pauffley, Coleman Marine Insurance.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

The Professional Boatmans Association (PBA) held its annual meeting at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis.

Founded in 1991 to act as a voice for owners of small commercial vessels across the UK, its aims are to promote safety at sea and to monitor new legislation which is regularly introduced to the industry.

Coleman Marine Insurance, part of global broking giant Gallagher, sponsored the event.

The PBA is keen to recruit new members.

Lyle Stantiford, Membership Secretary, said, “Our members are mainly angling and diving charter skippers but we would welcome any yacht charters to join.”

Visit for more information and to apply for membership.

Please click on an image, below, to enlarge. Pictures: Kate Shaw, KTPR.