Power To Sail

About Us

jonathan browne managing director Jonathan Browne

Managing Director – Jonathan founded Power To Sail in March 2007; after having worked in senior positions with brokerage houses and distributors for manufacturers such as Custom Line, Ferretti, Pershing, Azimut and Riva both in France and the UK. The ethos behind Power To Sail is to give clients objective information and advice on which to make a balanced decision.Jonathan speaks English and French.You can call Jonathan directly on +33 (0)6 23 76 18 84 or jb@powertosail.com.

Joanna (Jo) Long (formerly Marr)

Jo joined Power To Sail in 2010 and runs the Service and Charter divisions. Having previously worked in After Sales, Service and Charter for the Ferretti Group Distributor in France. Jo was a colleague of Jonathan’s when they both worked for the Ferretti, Pershing and Riva distributor in Golfe-Juan.  Having lived in France for 30 years Jo is bilingual. Jo can be contacted at the office in Antibes +33 (0)493 348401 or +33 (0)6 24 44 08 09 or jl@powertosail.com.

Alan Scott

Yacht Broker: Alan joined Power To Sail after selling his own successful printing company and manages the UK operation; Alan is a former client of Jonathan’s having bought his boat off him new in 1995 (Sold it in 2010!) Alan is based in Portsmouth, is a respected member of the local boating community and is still passionate about boating.You can call Alan directly on +44 (0)7836 273492 or as@powertosail.com.


Our story

Jonathan Browne was born in Norfolk, England. His mother was a teacher, his father was a farmer and a passionate boater. Every weekend the whole family would go sailing or water skiing.

Jonathan’s fascination did not diminish with time. His first job was helping to run a fleet of a self-drive motor boats. Later he worked for 2 years as a marine mechanic in Greece and as a passenger boat Captain in Scotland. Following that, Jonathan moved into sales.

“Years of working for companies whose commitment to the client finished the moment their cheque had cleared encouraged me to start my own company. The yachting industry is my passion and I appreciate and respect everyone who feels the same way as me. It is a community so everyone who is a part of this community should trust and respect each other. This is the ethos behind Power To Sail.”