Meet the crew

Our boatfolk at Portishead Marina

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Simon Davis

Marina Manager

Simon recently took on the role  marina manager, combining his years of experience running a successful recruitment agency with his practical knowledge of the marina and customer base. He is invaluable in helping raise the marina's standards up even higher.


Danielle Jones

Assistant marina manager

Danielle has recently been promoted to assistant marina manager having joined the marina team in 2014 as an administrative secretary. Originally from the rocky shores Newfoundland she's always been drawn to the water in one way or another. Outside of work Danielle enjoys painting wildlife and spending time outdoors with her 2 impecably dressed Italian Greyhounds. 

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Guy Lanning

Berthing master

Guy is the longest standing member of the marina team, he's been here since the beginning and has helped shape the marina into what it is today. He has taken on the roll of our environmental champion and is passionate about conservation & sustainability.  Guy is a highly skilled windsurfer having competed professionally at international level and can often be found on the beach 20 ft in the air. In the not too distant future he will be introducing paddle boarding to the marina. 


Max Woods

Boatyard Supervisor

Max is our boatyard supervisor, he joined the Royal Marines at 18. During his service, he deployed on a front-line operational tour of Afghanistan - Op Herrick 14. For seven months he lived in an isolated and sorrounded 'Forward Operating Base' in Helmand and patrolled daily as an LMG gunner and 'second man' of his patrol, dodging Taliban IED's and rounds. "Once was as enough for me", he says, and since returning to civilian life he has got a degree in conservation biology and found his calling through the veterans sailing charity, Turn To Starboard. Max's immediate passion for sailing and yachts has led him to where he is today, with us at Portishead Marina.




Nigel Hanks

Berthing master

Nigel has been a fantastic addition to the team, his previous employment found him managing a chandlers in Bristol. We're still astounded at the vast wealth of knowledge that he brings to the team and half tempted to put a bell on him as he doesn't sit still a minute. He is a keen sailor and mad on his labrador Monty, can't say we blame him! 

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Nick Blunt

Berthing master

Nick joins us from the Docks at Bristol Port after a distinguished career as a shift operations supervisor. Nick is really fond of everything on 2 wheels and when he's not riding his bike hes riding his bike. 

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