The Team

Melania Birlea


Melania joined our hard working valeting team in Spring 2016 & has survived the busy summer season.   She does a great job in ensuring our yachts are kept up to the highest standards. 

Josh Anderson

Yacht Fleet Assistant

Josh has joined us to assist Matt with the ever busy and changeable schedule of ensuring all our yachts are maintained and serviced to the highest of standards.  He will also be completing all the annual work on the fleet over the winter.  

Josh comes to us after completing his Yachtmaster fastrack programme and is keen to learn.  He has recently come into the industry having working in the corporate world for a number of years.

He will be completing customer handovers and skippering for us so I'm sure you will meet him.

Alex. Dunn

Office and 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 the office and all of our bookings.  

Alex's passion is inshore yacht racing so can be seen out most weekends in the Solent.

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. 

Matthew Fardell

Fleet Manager

Matt has many years' experience sailing, racing, servicing and maintaining yachts.  He has managed fleets abroad and in the UK and has worked for Hamble Point Yacht Charters since February 2005.  He ensures that our yachts remain in top condition, but still sails and races in his spare time.  Matt may well chat to you about your sailing experience before your first charter with us, or may inspect and discuss your yacht with you if you are considering adding it to our fleet.

Karen and Graham Potts

In 2009, Karen and Graham Potts acquired Hamble Point Yacht Charters 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.

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