THE SKIPPER AND HIS WIFE
Meet Jeremy Brown, your skipper
Jeremy was born and bred in Port Isaac and is the 5th generation of fisherman from the village. He’s literally fished these waters all of his life. After leaving school in 1977, he went fishing full time with his father, Harold, and then went on to buy his very own fishing boat in 1981.
Jeremy eventually gave up commercial fishing in 2019, but he missed being at sea so much that he decided to buy his own RIB, ‘Boaty’ and started offering sea safari trips from the village. For 2022, Jeremy’s 2nd and newest RIB was launched, called ‘The Free Spirit’.
Jeremy is also a founding member of Port Isaac’s famous ‘Fishermans Friends’ which were spotted on the platt singing one Friday night a few years back, and then subsequently signed by Island Records! Local fame suddenly became international fame and the group won a gold disc for their album which hit the U.K charts at Number 8!
Jeremy may be the skipper at sea, but on-shore you may well meet and correspond with Liz, Jeremy’s wife. Liz originally came from Manchester to work for a summer season as a waitress in the late 1970’s, and 5 short years later, herself and Jeremy were married.
After having 2 kids, Lisa and Tom, Liz took over ‘The Crab Shop’ in Port Isaac’s fish cellars which she ran for 27 years until Tom, and partner Laura, took it over and continue this thriving business to this very day. In fact, Tom (who occasionally skippers The Free Spirit) now catches all the crab and lobster for the shop on his own boat, The Maverick, which you may well see whilst on your Boaty trip.
We mentioned 6 generations of the family so far, but in school holidays, you may well find Jeremy and Liz’s grandchildren helping out with the business, making Archie, Rowan and Lyra the 7th generation to be involved. In fact, these youngsters know as much about the boat and putting on life jackets than Liz does (her own admission!)