New owners for boat hire firm

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Falmouth Boat Hire is operating under new ownership having been taken over by two former employees.

Both Chris Hambly and Chas Cox had after school jobs with the business in their early days. Hambly went onto become a college lecturer before setting up an internet business in the late 90s, while Cox joined the Royal Navy before returning to work in the financial sector.

Hambly commented: “I am delighted to have taken on this business with my colleague Chas. It’s funny as we both worked as lads on this business after school back in the 80s, it was our first job and the entrepreneurial bug has never left me.

“Having run and sold other successful businesses give us the experience to apply the very best process and practice where we can. I’m very much looking forward to taking this business to the next level and continued growth.”

Cox intends to steer the boat hire industry into a new direction. He said: “The mechanics of the business have not changed that much in all this time, though with our new partnership I’m excited to see it grow to meet the rising demand in Cornwall. We’re marketing aggressively and will continue to strive to be the highest quality boat hire operation in Cornwall.”

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