A Master Mariner and large yacht specialist with an engineering, merchant navy, computing and business background, who has been involved in the superyacht industry since 1989 when, following what was supposed to be a short sabbatical, I took command of my first yacht, a Swan 57 sailing yacht owned by Computacenter PLC  – I founded and managed their multi-million Pound, Computer Aided Design (CAD) division.


My knowledge of the superyacht industry comes from the  time served in command and variety of vessels I have worked on; from the Swan 57 to a 160+ metre motor yacht – the kind of experience and unique perspective that is unrivalled in the industry.  This experience encompasses not only leadership, management, operational, fiscal and technical areas, but also extends to helicopter operations, new-build and refit, contract negotiation, project management, vessel purchase and registration, regulatory and Class.   I have also provided conceptual design input on a number of projects.


I am a highly experienced mariner with a proven ability to step in at the last minute in the most challenging of circumstances, whether that be the first Flag survey on a 130m+ yacht, relief captain on a 95m+ yacht during an intense owners trip or, organising a refit for a 90m+ yacht in Columbo, I can always be relied upon to deliver in a calm and professional manner.


I am an active supporter of the superyacht industry and have participated as speaker/panelist during events and seminars, authored articles and, contributed to many industry publications.


I am able to call upon a network of senior yachting professionals to deliver client-driven solutions.


To find out how I can help Email me at: –

Large Yacht Specialist

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