The Team

Karen Potts
Owner/Director
Karen and Graham Potts acquired Hamble Point Yacht Charters from Doug and Wendy Hamilton, who had successfully built up the business over the 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
Graham is the co-owner with Karen. Graham has a strong business background fantastic IT skills, he steps in and manages our systems when it all gets too much for us in the office!
Alex. Dunn
Office & Reservations Manager
Alex. has worked for many years in the corporate world in senior management positions, 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. Alex. has worked all over Europe teaching people to sail and race. While she still loves to teach and does head out teaching and skippering for us, she is primarily based in the office managing the charter bookings, the website and Seafin events. Alex. can be seen out most weekends in the Solent as her other love is Stand Up Paddleboarding.
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Steph Banham
Senior Administrator
Steph recently joined the team as Senior Administrator supporting Alex. Steph is very customer-focused and has experience of managing race boats. Previously, Steph was the Executive Director of the International 29er Class, the youth skiff that feeds the Olympic 49er. Steph is passionate about the sport and enjoys both inshore racing aroung the cans in the Solent and offshore racing and has clocked up 5000 nautical miles. Other loves include open water swimming (even in the winter with no wetsuit!) and paddleboarding!
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Steph Watts
Administration Assistant
Steph is one of our part-time administrators usually in the office on Wednesday and Thursday. Working closely with Alex, she provides support for the business's day-to-day running. Dealing with new bookings and compiling the weekly yacht paperwork , Steph helps to ensure the smooth running of the office and gives us lots of laughs in the process. Steph is also a keen yacht racer and enjoys the offshore scene and is normally at the pointy end which is not for the faint hearted! It has confused us all now that we have Steph's to contend with!
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Natasha Fairbrother
Marketing Assistant
Natasha concentrates on our newsletters, marketing, and social media and gets involved with everything else too! With over 10 years of experience within the banking sector and healthcare sectors her most recent work was with 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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Andy Nock
Fleet Manager
Andy has worked in the marine industry for many years and has a wealth of experience in maintaining yachts and professional customer handovers (he even has a Level 2 City & Guilds in Customer Service)! Andy works with the rest of the fleet team to manage the ever busy and changeable schedule of ensures our yachts are maintained and serviced to the highest of standards. Andy is experienced in coding yachts and knows his stuff when it comes to ensuring the boats comply with regulations. You can also see Andy as the star of our handover videos!
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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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Brad
Junior Technician
Brad joined us last season on the valeting team. He settled in very well, is hardworking and conscientious and this has enabled him to progress rapidly to Junior Technician. Brad is the youngest member of the fleet team and a quick learner with a great sense of humour. It's been a joy to see Brad grow in experience and apply himself outside of his comfort zone, he is a much-valued team member and we're excited to see his career develop!
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Robbie
Lead Valeter
Robbie has taken over our role as Lead Valeter, with over two decades of experience cleaning and valeting the role suits him well. In his extra curricular time Robbie enjoys fishing and motorcycling as well as mountain biking! He enjoys taking care of exotic pets too and has both a chameleon and tarantula and is an all round nice guy!
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Carlos
Valeter
Carlos joined our valeting team back in the Spring of 2022 and quickly picked up how how to present a yacht for charter. Outside of working for us Carlos is a keen footballer and says his athleticism and focus-driven approach bode him well for both on and off the pitch bringing that focus and dedication to his job.
Joe
Fleet Team Engineer
Joe recently joined our fleet team, he rapidly fell in love with sailing during the pandemic in which he used his time to complete his Yachtmasters at the ripe age of 17! Athletic by nature Joe also enjoys skiing and diving during his free time. With an outgoing and adventurous personality Joe loves a challenge and won't give up until he overcomes it!
Ruby
Office Dog
The latest addition to the team, meet Alex.s rescue Sproker, Ruby! Ruby has the most adorable eyes and the sweetest temperament and has slotted into the team perfectly! Currently helping in the office, we're certain she might be venturing out into the marina and pontoons with the fleet team soon. One thing for sure, she is a charmer and loves to greet our customers at the door.
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