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The new Comitti BREVA 35 motorboat makes its UK debut at The Ocean Village Boat Show this September 2020

The Ocean Village Boat Show Press Pack

Entrepreneur & philanthropist Dr Karen Dickens, will be celebrating her new company and dealership Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean at the Ocean Village Boat show this year (11th-20th September 2020).  The team will be debuting the next generation of Comitti boats the BREVA 35 with Karen’s new boat ‘Property of a Lady’ delivered to the UK this month from the Comitti factory based on Lake Como since 1956.

The company aims to bring these iconic Italian motor boats to a much wider audience, across multiple markets and geographies.  The timing of the Ocean Village Boat Show seems perfect to showcase these classically designed motor boats to a UK audience and the team will be offering one to one appointments throughout the show via 

“Comitti is a small company in northern Italy and one of the few remaining Italian shipyards with a tradition of building classically designed Italian motor boats,” explains Karen.  “It was through my initial purchase and semi-bespoke design of a VENEZIA  34  – ‘Octopussy’ and then building our new Comitti a BREVA 35 – ‘Property of a Lady’ that I realised I wanted to be directly involved in expanding the reach of Comitti into new markets.  The timing of the show is perfect so people can see this all new design and evolution of the Comitti brand for themselves and find out more about the four model families of the Comitti fleet.”

Dr Karen Dickens aboard Octopussy in Barbados

Today there are four Comitti model families encapsulating ‘not only a boat, a lifestyle’.  VENEZIA – BREVA – ISOLA – DI LEGNO.

The newest model family is the BREVA, offering a contemporary evolution of a classical Italian design that remains timeless and ignores styling trends, available in 35ft or 29ft with other lengths in development.  

The classical VENEZIA range offers an iconic design in 5 different lengths (34ft, 31ft, 28ft, 25ft and 22ft) each in 4 different levels of specification: Elegance, Classic Teak/Mahogany and Sport,.  

The ISOLA family currently available in 33ft with other sizes planned for the future, focuses on an open bow layout & central helm station allowing for full walkaround access to forward and aft dining/sunbathing areas.  Specified with either outboards or sterndrives, a fixed stainless steel Bimini makes her an ideal family day boat or when specified with British diesel outboards by COX Power she becomes an incredibly elegant and versatile tender/chase boat. 

The DI LEGNO boats; PORTOFINO and SANREMO embody the company’s heritage of fine craftsmanship using traditional materials while maintaining that bygone golden era of 1960’s Italian wooden boat design.  

The Comitti Fleet ranges in price from £425,000 to £120,000 (+VAT and taxes), and with 15 different models in the fleet, Comitti is the perfect brand to satisfy connoisseurs – from day cruisers and pleasure seekers, to Superyacht tenders and those looking for commercial and resort business use: 

The Comitti UK & Caribbean team are committed to offering a personal service from start to finish, and throughout ownership.  The team are based at the new UK office in The Old Alarm, Quay Hill in Lymington where director James Hart is based.  James has worked in the marine industry from building Bluewater Sailing Yachts in Southampton to superyacht charters in Monaco after working with luxury British brands Aston Martin and Holland & Holland.  

The bespoke design features and choices available are particularly personal to Karen who has sought out external design specialists that offer the same quality, craftmanship and attention to detail that the boats offer themselves – and just like Comitti boats, Karen uses all these specialists herself so can attest to the quality.  

For press information/appointments contact: kerry milliken, Mobile:  07799 714006

The Ocean Village Boat Show Press Pack

Dr Karen Dickens:  Through her experience, and getting to know the team behind the Comitti brand, she feels a great sense of partnership and believes passionately about helping build the business by creating the Comitti UK & Caribbean company.  Karen’s business background and financial acumen holds her in good stead.  With a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry, Karen has over 30 years’ experience of working in the oil industry rising to executive positions in both Esso Petroleum and Exxon Mobil, including the development and rollout of the Global Synergy Fuels Programme across key Esso Exxon and Mobil markets. Appointed CEO of MRH (GB), Karen implemented a new customer focused strategy, planning and executing its successful sale in June 2018.  Throughout her career Karen has used her strong commitment to the people & partners who she works with, her customers and her passion for the business she leads to deliver significant levels of change and improvements in all areas of performance. She is, also, committed to using the same skills to deliver benefits to the charities she supports both directly and through her teams and partners, in particular the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and the Nature Fun Ranch – a children’s charity in Barbados.

The Comitti Group:  Its head office and factory is nestled in the foothills beside the beautiful waters of Lake Como with a modern production facility which grew from a family business founded by Mario Comitti in 1956.