The Team

Karen Potts
Owner/Director
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 preceding 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 of the all important accounts and helping Alex. in the office during the week.
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Graham Potts
Owner/Director
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 preceding 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.You may often find Graham manning the office on a Saturday morning or on a Sunday afternoon. He manages our IT systems when its all to much for us in the office!
Alex. Dunn
Office and Reservations Manager
Alex. has worked for many years in the corporate world in senior management 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. She has worked all over Europe teaching and racing. Whilst she still loves to teach and does head out teaching and skippering for us, she is primarily based in the office managing all of our bookings, our website, Seafin events and is the central point of contact for the team. She is also our Chief Instructor for the RYA Sailing School.Alex's passion is inshore yacht racing so can be seen out most weekends in the Solent.
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Natasha Fairbrother
Marketing & Administration Assistant
Natasha concentrates on our newsletters, marketing, and social media but also gets involved with everything else too!With an administrative background, she has over 10 years of experience within the banking sector, healthcare sector and most recently working within one of the UK’s largest charities. Her creativity and passion shine through her photography and she has worked with brands both locally and regionally creating content for websites, social media, and e-commerce.
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Stephanie Watts
Administration Assistant
Steph has joined the team as a part-time administrator, if you pop into the office on a Wednesday or Thursday be sure to say hi! Working closely with Alex, she will be providing support for the business's day-to-day running. Dealing with new bookings and compiling the weekly yacht paperwork over our busy summer period, Steph will be helping to ensure the smooth running of the office.
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Andy Nock
Fleet Manager
Andy has worked in the marine industry for many years, has lots of experience in maintenance and yacht handovers and even has a Level 2 City & Guilds in Customer Service! He works with the rest of the fleet team 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.You can also see Andy as the star of our handover videos!
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Emma Clayton
Fleet Technician
Emma is a professionally qualified skipper and avid sailor. She has years of experience in the marine industry and is also a keen kayaker...she is never found too far from the water! Emma lives locally and her sailing skills and widespread knowledge of our local waters make her a much-valued member of the team.
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Lee Gallacher
Fleet Technician
Lee is full of fun and character and always a pleasure to sail with, he is highly skilled with lots of experience skippering and as a cruising instructor locally.His working background was originally with Southampton Harbour Patrol (Associated British Ports)In his spare time, Lee likes to volunteer for a homeless charity providing mental health support. Lee has a great sense of humour but is incredibly dedicated and takes great pride in his work.
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Iesha Stephenson
Valeting Team Leader
Iesha joined the team as a stop gap and luckily for us has stayed!She is a stickler for ensuring the high quality of cleaning on our yachts and always has an amazing smile even though the toughest of days.
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