The Team

Our team is ready to assist you in your boating journey, built on passion, knowledge and professionalism, get to know them a little below!

The Boat Club team - Chris White

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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.

The Boat Club team - Stuart Rawlinson

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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.

The Boat Club team - Jo Kegie

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Financial Controller

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!

The Boat Club team - Henry Cobley

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Facilities Manager

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.

The Boat Club team - Harry Warren

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Instructor | Deckhand

Harry has been a key part of the team since 2017 working hard keeping the fleet clean and presentable whilst completing his Yacht Master offshore and becoming an RYA power boat instructor, Harry now enjoys running new member inductions and on going training for our members.

The Boat Club team - Dan Hills

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Dan heads up The Boat Clubs Lymington and Beaulieu locations, 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 and Beaulieu are well taken care of whilst out enjoying the solent and our fleet.

The Boat Club team - James Hamilton-Smith

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Fleet Valeter | Deckhand

James has a passion for boating and an eye for perfection, based out of our Sandbanks HQ James takes huge pride in ensuring the fleet and immaculately presented for our members to turn up and step aboard, James is a keen boater in his spare time owning a boat of his own.

The Boat Club team - Dom Coleman

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Dom has a wealth of experience as both an instructor and captain, operating Dorset Marine training and now Harbour Sea School, between Dom and his partner Sarah they take care of members educational journey and ensure you are safe out on the water and ultimately having the maximum amount of fun.