The Premier Agapi Boat Club is excited to announce a new collaboration with Francis Benali, a highly regarded former Premiership footballer who will join the Club as its newest member and brand ambassador.

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A presentation marking the partnership took place on Premier Marinas’ Stand at the Southampton International Boat Show. The audience heard from the man himself, speaking about both his career accomplishments and what attracted him to join the Boat Club, despite having no prior boating experience.

“Boating is completely new for me but I really feel in safe hands with the Premier Agapi Boat Club team” said Franny. Having been out on the water on one of the top of the range fleet today with my wife Karen at the Show, I am even more excited to get started with my training later this month”.

Andy Mills, Business Development Director at Premier Marinas added: “We are delighted that Franny is coming on board. We wanted to work with a first timer because we really want to show how quick and easy it is to get out on the water. We’re going to be following Franny’s RYA Powerboat 2 training in just a few weeks’ time so make sure you’re signed up to our social channels to see how that goes!”

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The Club has already enjoyed significant growth at its inaugural location at Premier’s Swanwick Marina which opened for business late last year. Premier Agapi Boat Club is now set to expand and preparing to open club’s at both Chichester and Noss on Dart for the start of the 2022 season which will enable members the freedom to explore even more of UK’s stunning South Coast.

The Club’s tailored memberships welcome beginners and more experienced boaters alike with any training requirements also supported. Membership provides the ultimate in hassle-free, family-friendly and affordable boating with no joining fees, berthing fees or maintenance costs to worry about – simply join, book, and go boating. For further details on becoming a member email: or call 01489 884076.