Karen Potts
Principal & Owner
In 2009, Karen and Graham Potts acquired Hamble Point Yacht Charters and the Sailing School from Doug and Wendy Hamilton, who had successfully built up the business over the preceeding years. Graham has been a keen sailor and yacht owner for many years. Karen and Graham have a strong business background, having founded a successful business in the IT industry prior to their involvement with Hamble Point Yacht Charters. Karen can usually be found managing background activity and helping Alex in the office during the week, whilst you may often find Graham manning the office on a Saturday morning or on a Sunday afternoon.
Alex. Dunn
Chief Instructor and Office & Reservations Manager
Alex. has worked for many years within the corporate world in senior positions within Customer Service, Event management, Operations and Sales. She gave up the rat race in 2011 to become a freelance RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and race skipper and has worked all over Europe teaching and racing. Whilst she still loves to teach, and will be out teaching and skippering for us, she will be primarily based in the office managing all of our bookings as well as ensuring everything works for all of our courses. Alex's passion is inshore yacht racing so can be seen out most weekends and some evenings racing in the Solent.
Josh Anderson
Fleet Engineer
Josh manages our ever busy and changeable schedule by ensuring all our yachts are maintained and serviced to the highest of standards. He also manages and completes all the annual work on the fleet over the winter. After working in the corporate world for many years, Josh came to us after completing his Yachtmaster Fastrack programme and has fast become a much-loved team member. He completes all the annual work on the fleet over the winter, performs our customer handovers, skippers some of our corporate and skippered charters and is also an RYA Cruising Instructor, so no doubt you'll be seeing Josh around!
Debbie Doel
Senior Valeter
Debbie has been with the Company since 2008 starting as a seasonal valeter and now working as a permanent member of the team. Responsible for training and supervising all new valeters, she is a stickler for ensuring that our high standards of cleanliness and domestic inventory are maintained.
Andy Nock
Fleet Technician
Andy has worked in the marine industry for many years and has lots of experience in maintenance and yacht handovers. He works with Josh to manage the ever busy and changeable schedule of ensuring all our yachts are maintained and serviced to the highest of standards. He also completes all the annual work on the fleet over the winter.
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