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Our People

We are boat people. We care about the boat life and keeping our waters clean. boatpoint are proud to have an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable team of people who care as much about good customer service as they do about getting out and onto the water.

Our sales team is ABYA accredited, ensuring they have the latest guidance on secure boat sales and industry regulations.

Collectively, boatpoint has the expertise to guide you through the sale of your boat, and support you with your next boat purchase. We'll also point you in the right direction for boat care servicing, transport, and berthing.

We can even give you advice on building up the skills, confidence and knowledge of those who are first-timers.

Tim Norris

Deacons marina
The Senior Yacht Broker of the Deacons marina office, and Brand Manager for both our Elan Yachts and Quarken Motorboat range. "Having grown up on the Hamble River, I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in boating over the years. I am a keen sailor, having started at an early age, I spend most weekends either sailing …or on a board of some form."
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Otto Allwood

Deacons Marina
Experienced Yacht Broker based at Deacon Marina. Otto has worked in the sailing industry for the past seven+ years. His experience to date has ranged from managing fleets of sailing yachts throughout the Mediterranean to private skippering in the Whitsundays in Australia - even taking him all the way up to the far North of Scotland where he is originally from. Over 20,000 nautical miles under his belt (so far)! In light of this, Otto loves to talk about all types of yachts and pass on his knowledge as well as gain knowledge wherever possible. Be warned he is very enthusiastic about boats!
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Chris Ibbotson

Haslar marina
Based out of our Haslar marina office in Gosport (Portsmouth), Chris is the Senior Yacht Broker at boatpoint and Brand Manager for Sasga Motor Yachts. He has worked in both new boat sales and brokerage within the marine industry for many years and is a full ABYA member and a passionate sailor. With his extensive experience in the boating industry, he is perfectly placed to help those looking to sell and those wishing to buy.
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Patch Field

haslar marina
Yacht Broker, Powerboat Skipper and Crew, Patch is our latest recruit based at Haslar Marina, in Gosport. "I try to find the line between optimism and advisory whilst speaking with customers, to ensure the outcome of their selling/buying process is as pleasant and successful as possible. Whilst growing up, my time on the South West coast planted a seed for my love of the water. I continued to work on the boats at Salcombe Harbour, and then crewed on superyachts before deciding to find a more anchored position!"
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Phil Jones

Conwy marina
Phil Jones is the Senior Yacht Broker and Team Leader for the boatpoint office at Conwy marina. He is responsible for both Jeanneau new boat and brokerage sales. After leaving school, Phil trained as a retail manager before following his passion for boating, working as a marina manager at boatfolk marina and then moving on to become a senior yacht broker at Conwy. He is well regarded in the marine industry, having over 20 years experience. In his spare time, Phil is an active sailor and enjoys wakeboarding.
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Sarah Hall

Conwy marina
Sarah is one of our Yacht Brokers and has joined Conwy Marina after returning home from living and working overseas in Auckland, New Zealand. Having grown up sailing and boating in North Wales, she enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the local Welsh waters. Outside of the boating world, Sarah is a keen skier and hiker and can often be found on the side of a mountain somewhere enjoying the views.
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David Wood

Royal Quays marina
David runs our busy Newcastle office as the Senior Yacht Broker onsite. He loves helping boat owners from all over the region with any of their boating needs from berthing to maintenance. David has a wealth of experience within the UK Marine Industry and is ideally placed to service your brokerage requirements. He goes the extra mile for his customers which is why so many of them come back again!
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Ned Winter

Portland marina
Ned is the Senior Yacht Broker covering the Weymouth and Portland sites in Dorset. Since leaving school, Ned has worked in a number of marine-based roles including working on Superyachts. He has a real love of all things boating and is a keen sailor at the nearby Weymouth Sailing Club, Ned brings a wealth of experience, boating knowledge, and a real sense of calm to the team.

Kevin Macdonald

Weymouth marina
A keen boat enthusiast for 40 years, and working in the marine industry for over 20 years - Kevin brings an abundance of experience and enthusiasm to his role as Senior Yacht Broker. Having worked on both the brokerage side of the industry as well as a new boat Sales Manager, he e has also been involved in skippering one of the VIP boats in the 2012 Olympic Regatta at Weymouth and Portland! Outside of selling and listing boats you'll find him biking, walking, golfing, or at the gym.
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Reuben Lake

Weymouth & Portland marina
Excellent customer service is very important to me, with my customers I always go above and beyond. I like how varied my role as a Yacht Broker is: one day I can be viewing and listing a boat, the next on a sea trial, negotiating a deal, or at a boat show. I have worked within the group since 2017 so I know the Portland and Weymouth region very well and have well-established relationships with the berth holders based here. Outside of work I enjoy watching F1 and other motorsports, as well as reading books on politics, business, and philosophy.

Jess Olden

East Cowes marina
I studied marine biology at Plymouth University, before working as a Science Technician at a school but soon moved into marine leisure when I realised I needed to pursue my passion and work close to the water. From teaching water-sports at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy on the Isle of Wight to teaching windsurfing/sailing in New Zealand - time by the sea has been my goal. I began working as an Assistant Marina Manager in the boatfolk group in 2012 and now work in a combined role as a Yacht Broker for boatpoint, and continuing to support our berth holders in the marina at East Cowes. When I am not working I enjoy sailing and competing.
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Hans Dettman

portishead marina
I am a Senior Yacht Broker based at Portishead marina in Bristol. By going the extra mile, I give exceptional customer service to both the Vendor and the Purchaser. In this way, by conducting a smooth & pleasant transaction, I ensure that each client remains a part of the boatpoint and boatfolk family, and will happily refer our services to their friends and family, ensuring ongoing inquiries. As a guitarist since the age of 12, I have written songs and played in bands for most of my life. I recently played as a semi-professional duo with my wife in South Africa until emigrating here.

Marisa Bell

deacons marina
As the digital communications and events executive for boatpoint, how our customers interact with boatpoint and their experience of boatpoint - is what matters to me the most! I am new to the marine leisure industry but have several years of experience in marketing, as well as a Master's in marketing communications - all of which helps me to support the team here. When I'm not working you'll likely find me at a local food event or moseying around an art gallery.

Andy Hyland

deacons marina
Group Operations Manager overseeing all aspects of the operations of boatpoint. This is a fast-moving forward-thinking business and developing fast. The challenge of moving the business forward across all sites, promoting our new boat brands, and creating the culture of generating a first-class customer experience is massively rewarding to me. My passion is sailing, dinghy sailing, and competing on the national circuit primarily in a Solo. When I am not thinking about boats, I enjoy listening to Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols (showing my age here!)"