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 & 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 as well as Stand Up Paddleboarding
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Steph Watts
Administration Assistant
Steph is part of 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 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!
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Kate Dunlop
Administration Assistant
Kate has recently joined the team as a part-time administrator over the busy Summer months, having previously gained experience in the media and travel industry Kate wished to transfer her skills to a new role. An avid photographer Kate is studying for her Certificate in Photography at The University of the Arts London.
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Natasha Fairbrother
Marketing Assistant
Natasha concentrates on our newsletters, marketing, and social media but also gets involved with everything else too! With 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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Sasha Lines
Accounts Assistant
Sasha has recently joined the team to assist Karen in the day-to-day mountain of bookkeeping that running a yacht charter business generates. She works primarily from home so, whilst you may speak to her or receive an e-mail it's unlikely you will meet her if you pop in and see us! A keen sailor, having raced and cruised for over 40 years; Sasha has an abundance of experience in the marine industry having worked previously with the RYA and British Sailing Team.
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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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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Sam Gundry
Fleet Technician
Sam joined us as a junior member of the team to learn more about the maintenance side of boating and has quickly become a valued team member. Sam has been a sailor since a young age and for the last 3 summer seasons worked professionally as a flotilla skipper and cruising instructor in Croatia. As well as maintenance he is responsible for managing the paperwork and ordering processes for fleet team and ensuring everything (as far as possible) is scheduled on time! In his spare time Sam volunteers for the Hamble Lifeboat.
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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 valeting on our yachts and always has an amazing smile even though the toughest of days.
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Louisa Davis
Valeter
Louisa works with us on a part-time basis as a valeter helping Iesha out with the mountainous task of keeping our fleet always spotlessly clean She is engaged to Sam and can be seen in her spare time on the stage!
Brad
Valeter
Brad has recently joined the valeting team for the busy Summer Season. He has settled in quickly and is a hardworking and conscientious member of the team. Working closely alongside Iesha, he is one of the younger members of the team but is a quick learner with a great sense of humour.
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Ruby
Office Dog
Meet Ruby! The latest addition to the team, Alex.s rescue Sprocker Ruby! Ruby has the most adorable eyes and the sweetest temperament and has slotted into the team perfectly! Currently helping out in the office but we're pretty certain she might be venturing out onto the Marina and pontoons with the fleet team soon.
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