ANDREW CROOK has been building boats since he left school, having enjoyed messing about in dinghies and cruisers as a child. He worked first for other people before deciding to set up on his own. Brayzel has been going since 1999, and has built well over 60 boats in that time. Recently, as well as full fit-outs, he’s supplied sailways and partially fitted boats for customers to finish themselves and has even built an office boat which is based in Manchester. Brayzel has a workshop at a marina on the Lancaster Canal.