We are a small friendly team, whose total experience and knowledge of all things nautical exceeds 120 years. Our individual skill sets complement each other’s, enabling us to support our clients with all their needs and queries. We like to work hard, but also enjoy socialising out of hours and we will often all be found down the local after work enjoying a ‘bevy’ or two.
Meet the Team
An experienced shipwright, Richard acquired the marina in 1985, when it was just a mudflat, accommodating 20 boats and since then has worked to develop it into one of the most sought-after independent marinas on the East Coast, boasting over 200 berths. With a wealth of experience and still very hands on, Richard is ready to assist with any aspect of the marina’s activities.
Mark is the Marina Manager and has been with us for 25 years. He has over 35 years’ experience in the marine industry, which is evident in his accomplished abilities and craftsmanship’s eye for detail. Mark is a good source of local information and, when he’s not cycling, can often be found following the ‘historic tour of Woodbridge’ encompassing a variety of local pubs.
You may well recognise Henry as he spent many weekends helping at the marina in his youth. Now a family man, he is a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer accomplished in all aspects of engineering. His workmanship and expertise are an artistry and although his speciality is hydraulics, his skills with a welder are also exemplary. Keen to help and advise, Henry’s your man!
Our Company Secretary, April is here to ensure our administrations run as smoothly as possible, dealing with the A-Z of the marina, between Administration’s to Year End (Okay A-Y!) and everything in-between, you’ll find her busy in the office, a whiz with a spreadsheet, ensuring compliance across all processes. Her cakes and sausage rolls are non-too shabby either!
The quiet team member, Thomas joined us as our resident electrician. With over 10years experience, he is fully qualified to assist with installations, diagnostics and fault finding. Thomas may be young, but he has over 10 years’ experience, so whether you require rewiring of your electrics or your navigational system completely upgraded, Thomas is here to help.
The most recent member of the team, Ross came on board in 2021 as our Harbour Master, after Mike the Pipe retired. A qualified engineer with nearly 20years experience within the marina industry, Ross is very accomplished in overseeing arrivals and accommodating visitors requirements, ensuring they have a memorable stay at the marina.