Meet The Boat Club Crew!
Warm, welcoming and brilliant at what they do, The Boat Club is run like clockwork by a handpicked team. They know their stuff, so if you have a question just ask. You’ll see our Boson buzzing around The Boat Club pontoon, while our dedicated sea school team are never far away.
Chris White 01/12
Chris has built up a strong professional entrepreneurial reputation as Co-Founder of The Boat Club and loves growing the company and discovering new opportunities, Chris grew up on the water and as a teen undertook a tennis scholarship at Juan Carlos Ferrero's tennis academy in Valencia, it wasn’t long before he felt the siren call and decided upon a career in the marine industry. Christopher has extensive experience on the water as a yachtsman, instructor and sailor. He currently splits his time between the UK, The South of France and the Balearics.
Stuart Rawlinson 02/12
Stuart has a passion for sailing and everything boating related, after practicing as a FCA accountant for his early career the call of a business by the sea was his destiny when he purchased Parkstone Bay Marina in 2001, Stuart has transformed the marina over his twenty years at the helm from a dusty boat park to one of the flagship marinas of Poole Harbour, Stuart is now enjoying growing The Boat Club with Chris and the rest of the team using his experience and know how to help guide a steady course.
Natalie Penfield 03/12
Events & PR Manager
Natalie specialises in heightening the profile of luxury brands and giving an extended reach to niche brands wanting to break into new markets. Natalie has worked for both agency and in-house press offices for UK and international markets for the past twelve years, giving Moonraker exceptional presence and connections for local and national campaigns and press coverage.
Jo Kegie 04/12
Jo has worked closely with Chris on the growth of The Boat Club and is always happy and on hand to assist with anything associated with the smooth running of your membership & account, Jo and her family enjoy a membership with The Boat Club themselves so I am sure you will bump into them on the pontoon or at a social!
Henry Cobley 05/12
Henry originally joined The Boat Club team in 2016 and in 2019 took on the role of Facilities Manager. Henry looks after the coding and compliance of the Boat Club fleet ensuring that they are kept up to the specifications required by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Henry is also an RYA Powerboat Instructor, VHF SRC Assessor and RYA First Aid Instructor and holds a commercially endorsed Powerboat Level 2 certificate.
Dan Hills 06/12
Dan heads up The Boat Clubs Lymington location, Dan has spent his career on the water as a sailor and as a yacht broker, his experience and knowledge of the solent is next to none and ensures all of our members in Lymington are well taken care of whilst out enjoying the solent and our fleet.
Ben Ham 07/12
Ben is an experienced water and winter sports instructor with a love for the outdoors and training people to enjoy the water. Ben can be found on a SUP or wake board in his spare time.
Tim Dyton 08/12
Tim has a passion for the water and a fantastic energy for life, getting on the water from a young age with the support of his older brother he has sailed a 8M sailing yacht from the U.K. through the French canals and down to the Mediterranean, he is a keen volunteer for Oyster Yachts offering his spare time to assist with deliveries of these beautiful blue water yachts from the shipyard to there new owners, Tim has a goal of sailing the world with his brother!
Archie Birk 09/12
Archie is a passionate and experienced Bosun, spending the past 3 seasons working as part of our friendly and hard working water front team, Archie is extremely approachable and helpful whilst you are here enjoying The Boat Clubs fleet and facilities.
Jack Tillen 010/12
Jack has been with The Boat Club since 2020 working on the busy waterfront team, Jack has a passion for people and supporting them in their enjoyment of The Club, Jack is working towards furthering his RYA qualifications and aspires to building a long career in the yachting industry.
Dom Coleman 011/12
As well as an Advanced Powerboat & Yachtmaster Instructor for Motor Cruisers, Dom is also Yachtmaster Offshore for sail and power. He teaches Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Theory alongside VHF/SRC Marine Radio courses. Never one to sit still, he sails as a volunteer with the Ocean Youth Trust. In his leisure time sails dinghies & yachts, canoes and occasionally attempts to windsurf! Dom is really friendly and approachable, having pushed himself to continuously increase his knowledge, If you have any questions about your course please contact us and he’ll be happy to help.
Sarah Quinn 012/12
Alongside the administration for The Boat Club Training Centre, Sarah also teaches Powerboat 2 and VHF/SRC Marine Radio Courses. She is also a Commercial Skipper working on coded boats. This give her experience of the qualifications required for those working on the water. Sarah is keen to encourage all out on the water so they can enjoy it as much as she does. In particular, she enjoys working with those who need more confidence to get afloat.