Bransom always wanted to go to sea.

After graduating from Purdue University’s Krannert School in 1974, he was commissioned a Regular Officer in the United States Navy, qualifying in Submarines.

Once ashore, Bransom went into Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, first as a broker in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and then as President of a German-owned Real Estate development company operating in the USA and Canada. He still holds a Florida Real Estate License.

Moving from Miami to the Isle of Man in 1988 to set up an international property trouble-shooting division for a British bank, he later became Marketing Director for an international fiduciary firm and then an international law firm before establishing his coaching business, Fine Focus Limited, and joining Moore Stephens as a Consultant and now a Director.

Bransom is a PADI Scuba diver, private pilot, columnist and public speaker. He is also a fully qualified steam locomotive driver and has an HGV Class-One (Artic/Tractor-trailor) license.

But above all a sailor, Bransom crewed offshore in the AZAB, has made three trans-Atlantics under sail and one in a 57-foot trawler, raced 33,000 miles around the world (under sail, west about, through the Antarctic) aboard COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE in the 1996/1997 BT Global Challenge and conceived and managed the Isle of Man entry in 2000/01 BT Global Challenge.

He is a member of the Isle of Man Shipping Association, the Propeller Club of the United States, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Professional Yachtsman’s Association, US Navy League, Submarine League, International Superyacht Society, licensed Yacht Salesperson and was a founder of the US Superyacht Association.

Bransom is a Director of Moore Stephens Crew Benefits.