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 preceeding 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.
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 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. You may often find Graham manning the office on a Saturday morning or on a Sunday afternoon.
Alex. Dunn
Office and Reservations Manager
Alex. has worked for many years in 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. 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. 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.
Kate Sullivan
Marketing & Administration Assistant
Kate has recently joined the team to help out in the office for a few days a week. She will be primarily concentrating on our marketing and social media but we are sure she will soon be getting involved with everything else too!
David Taylor
Senior Fleet Engineer
David works alongside Josh to ensure our fleet of yachts are serviced and maintained to our high standards. Having worked as a Berthing Master, Commissioning Engineer and Flotilla Skipper/Engineer he has many years of experience within the Marine industry. David 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.
Josh Anderson
Fleet Engineer
Josh works with David to manage 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 came to us after completing his Yachtmaster fastrack programme and has fast become a much loved team member. He has recently come into the industry having worked in the corporate world for a number of years. He completes our customer handovers and also skippers for us.
Debbie Doel
Head 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.
David Cook
Lead Valeter
David returns to our valeting team after a stint away and is working with Debbie to keep the new team on track
Maddy De Snoo
Valeter
Maddy joined the valeting team over the summer of 2018 and has stayed with us. She will be working with the fleet team over the winter to help with some of the winter work.
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