Our boatfolk at Penarth Marina
Stuart has a wealth of experience from a military and civil engineering background. He managed the Barrage when it first opened and has been managing Penarth Marina for 15 years. He has volunteered with the RNLI for over 20 years.
Coming from a hospitality management background Hugh jumped on aboard 8 years ago with strong customer service skills and lots of nautical experience growing up boating in Falmouth and now a helm on Penarth Lifeboats.
Lock Keeper & General Administrator
Sharron has relocated from Shropshire after running a sucessful hair salon with a desire to learn to sail and be near the water. Sharron and her partner are enjoing learning to sail and spending time afloat.
Mark joined the crew 16 years ago coming from a military background. He has plenty of experience knowledge to share. Mark enjoys getting float when he can to do a bit of fishing.
Jake joined the crew in 2022 coming from a military background. He left a career in customer service to learn to sail with a trainee scheme at Cardiff yachting. After building knowledge and experience Jake joined the team part time and has since moved to a full time role.
Bob has an IT background. He lives on a barge and enjoys being around the water. With a commercially endorsed powerboat certificate and celestial navigator he also recently qualified as an RYA cruising instructor.
During his spare time Bob is a radio amateur and operates high speed morse code on the HF bands, enjoys cooking curries, baking and knitting his own socks!
Jamie is from a leisure and customer service background joining the Marina team in July 2019. He enjoys cooking and experimenting with his home brewing and recently walking the family's golden retriever Like other Marina staff Jamie was a member of Penarth Lifeboat crew for twenty years
Ian joined us in 2018 to help with painting, but since his role has turned into a general maintenance one. He is meticulous in his work; a great skill for improving the site.
Casual Marina Assistant
Gethin joined the team this summer, he is currently studying for his A levels and is a keen surfer in his spare time.
Penarth Boatcare Manager
Andrew has spent a lifetime on the water, all around the world on a variety of vessels, holding positions from the New Zealand Navy to building the confidence of youth through sail training on the water
With his enormous maritime knowledge, attention to detail and calm, friendly demeanour, Andrew is perfectly placed to help our customers. Super-efficient Andrew handles the lift diary and keeps us all abreast of what boat repairs we should be working on next – so if you need to squeeze in a quick lift, he’s the man to talk to!
When not at work, Andrew can be found watching the rugby (anyone see the England/NZ game!) and…well… afloat!
Andy has been the go-to rigger in the Greater Cardiff area for many years. Prior to joining the boatcare team in Penarth, he use to run his own rigging shop before joining Cardiff Marina Group. Andy is a keen sailor and local rugby supporter
Boatcare Specialist - GRP,
Marco hails from France, mastering his GRP and boat building skills at the Beneteau factory. After following his now wife to Cardiff, Marco worked for Cardiff Maine Group before coming over the our boatcare team. In his spare time, Marco like to draw and paint.
Stu has been running the boatyard at Penarth for 3 years. Prior to joining boatfolk, Stu use to run a group of car garages. He is a keen sailor and has been regularly volunteering with Challenge Wales.