Super Yacht Services Guide
By Caroline Blatter July 2022:
Anne Carson from Super Yacht Services Falmouth UK has huge professional experience in the Superyacht Industry, having worked on some of the best known yachts in various capacities as a chef and a purser. Her career on board motor and sailing yachts with extensive sea miles mean she is superbly qualified to support the needs of both owners and crew, and yachts whilst in UK waters.
Based in Falmouth - Cornwall, with not only great local knowledge, and organisational skills, but excellent connections in the U.K, Med and Caribbean, Anne's Super Yacht Services Company can support and guide you, especially with what can seem like endless logistics, or last minute changes of plan!
Pre - Arrival planning and logistics
VIP 'meet & greet'
Fresh provisioning & specialist supplies
Accommodation for owners or crew
Day working help
This year to date, Anne has seen a large number of yachts pass through the south west and UK waters.
She works hard at ensuring there is good communication between all parties involved welcoming vessels to Falmouth - from the Harbourmaster, marinas & Shipyard personnel, to the Falmouth Pilot Boat Arrow, to local provisioning companies and marina slipways - used to launch refitted tenders. It is true team spirit that makes for successful visits, and most important yachts wanting to return!
Miles Carden - CEO of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners
Miles Carden, Chief Executive of Falmouth Harbour is incredibly supportive of visiting superyachts, and works with Anne to facilitate arrivals and welcome all yachts to this beautiful Harbour, which incidentally together with Carrick Roads is the third deepest harbour in the world!
Miles has commented, "Superyachts are an incredibly important part of our business at Falmouth Harbour and visits have pretty big impacts to the Town of Falmouth and the wider economy. We work hard with partners like Anne Carson at Superyacht Services Falmouth to make these visits run smoothly."
She has even had to stock large superyachts at anchor from a tender - challenging at the best of times let alone the varying tides added into the equation!
"Nothing is too much trouble..."
"When I was introduced to Anne, and Super Yacht Services, the support that she provided
went above and beyond all our expectations."
"May I take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your extremely professional
and efficient service during our stop over. You looked after us wonderfully!"
Super Yacht Services Falmouth UK Ltd is a proud AYSS Member
SUPER YACHT NEWS
16th of August 2017
Super Yacht Services launches in Falmouth
By Bryony McCabe
Anne Carson has set up the company in response to increasing superyacht traffic in the region…
In order to meet a growing demand in the region, former yacht chef Anne Carson has launched Super Yacht Services in Falmouth, UK this summer. Having had an extensive career working on some of the most prolific superyachts, Carson has set up the company to support crew and owners with yacht clearance, berth reservations, fresh provisioning, courier services, fuel bunkering, concierge services and almost anything else a yacht might need while in Cornwall.
“The idea came to me last summer when I saw MY Dona Amelia (ex. Rosencavalier) towed into the harbour, SY Elfje sailing out and MY Aquila in the back ground all at the same time – so many superyachts seemed to be coming and going all year,” Carson explains. She then did some research into whether anyone was already providing yacht support in the area, not wanting to step on any toes, and discovered that no one was, with the nearest yacht agents located as far away as Norway and the Netherlands.
Having only launched Super Yacht Services this summer, business is off to a promising start as Carson currently has five large superyachts under her belt, all having needed various yacht support services. Having worked for a significant stint on board SY Adela, which has close ties with Falmouth, Carson has been able to benefit from her knowledge of suppliers in the area.
Part of the initial success of the company, Carson believes, could be attributed to a change in cruising habits, as Falmouth is increasingly seen as a good place to stop at the start of a trip to northern Europe. Considering its large natural harbour, extensive moorings and anchorages and shipyard facilities, the infrastructure for superyachts is plentiful. “It seems like there is more and more superyacht traffic here all the time and I don’t think there has ever been so many superyachts stopping in Falmouth, so I think there has been a spike in demand for these services,” Carson reflects.
“Pendennis Shipyard is busy, so as well as being able to work with boats coming out of the yard, there seems to be a lot of owners who have cruised many years in the Mediterranean and are now looking for new areas to cruise. This is particularly true as the boats are getting bigger and able to handle the conditions of the northern climate. This summer, for example, both Nahlin and Talitha were cruising in Norway at the same time.”
Carson is pleased to have already delivered a wide variety of services to her clients, from food provisioning to glass replacement on hatches and refrigeration health checks. Her husband, former captain Steve Carson, is also able to help with the technical requests.