Founder of Beautiful Marine Floors
After a studying a BSc (Hons) Degree in Maritime Studies specialising in Leisure Boating and being brought up in a boat mad family I began my career in the City of London within Marine Insurance. City commuting was not for me so I left to be a sailing instructor. I became particularly interested in Catamarans after skippering one trans-Atlantic through a well documented storm in October 1987. I started my first business in chartering and selling modern sailing catamarans, a business I sold, and I am pleased to say it still flourishes today. I joined as a Sales Director for a prestigous brand of sailboats but left to start my own business again selling a variety of marine products. One such product was PVC Synthetic Teak and I soon hired someone to make panels from my garage in 2008. Dedicated premises soon followed and expansion alongside other small but successful business ventures. PVC Materials were supplied by most of the leading manufacturers but in 2018 I formed a distribution company with my own brand of “Beautiful Marine” decking materials.
“Why are boat cockpits so boring or require so much maintenance” I wondered especially on the vast cockpits of sailing catamarans. My “Beautiful Marine Floors” sets out to address that and make life just that little more pleasurable.