Calibra Marine International was formed in 1996 as a rigging and sail loft in Dartmouth, South Devon. Within just two years we’d expanded to include a second hand boat brokerage, under the banner of Network Yacht Brokers – a division that continues to expand today. At that time we also started Calibra International Boat Sales, as UK agents for the Swedish range of Fantasi yachts.
At an early stage in the growth of Calibra Marine we found a demand for other types of high quality marine equipment from around the world. Soon we became UK distributors of the Italian brand of Nemo masts and spars together with various other brands of top quality yacht equipment, including the famous Fob anchors from France and the much sought after Cabin brand of lighting from Denmark.
The continuing story of expansion and dynamic change took a giant leap forward in September 2002 when the whole business moved from Dartmouth to the Hamble, at the very heart of the UK leisure boating industry. The move brought immediate expansion with New Boat Sales representing such distinguished yacht builders as Nordship of Denmark, and now an exciting new range of Clipper Motor Yachts.
The move also enabled Calibra’s marine distribution division to expand the range of products offered, to include Admiral furling systems, J Prop, Solimar Steering Systems and flush deck hatches and Metalstyle mast products.
With the constant demand for used boats, our brokerage divisions of Network Yacht Brokers and Calibra Marine new boat sales have never stopped growing, and both operate from our Hamble offices.