Meet the team

Bob Wood
Director
Bob has always been focused on sales. His background was the world of car sales and mechanics. Bob ran his own car sales garage for many years, until the call of the sea came to him. Bob spent 15 years as a commercial fisherman. In 1999 Bob decided to come back onshore and he was approached to open a used boat sales department at South Pier Shipyard as it was then. Bob spent many happy years as a yacht broker before joining forces with his Son Nick and purchasing Compass Marine from Ed Gladwell in 2005. Compass Marine was a small boat yard looking after a loyal customer database of local boat owners. Bob expanded Compass Marine, creating a boat sales department and later a sail and cover loft. In December 2007 an opportunity to purchase the assets of South Pier Marine came up, the rest is history. 

 

Nick Wood
Director & New Beneteau Boat Sales
Nick was born with boating in his blood. At 3 months old, Nick was afloat and out boating, with the help of his parents of course. By the age of 14 he had his own boat and loved going lobster and crab fishing. From his early teenage years, Nick followed his dad on many boat viewings and sea trials. So by the time Bob & Nick owned Compass Marine, Nick had a good idea that the boating industry was the career path he wanted to follow. This followed studying Electronic engineering at Collage. Nick quickly mastered the art of selling boats in the brokerage office at Compass Marine. This skill was to prove to be very useful when in June 2008 Nick & Bob completed the purchase of South Pier Marine. Since then Nick has sold many millions of pounds of new and used boats. New boat sales are a passion for Nick and he and Bob had to learn quickly about dealing with new boat sales, rather than just brokerage deals. Gradually Nick developed and expanded the workshops at South Pier to make sure all the Beneteau clients had the best possible after sales care.
In December 2015 Bob and Nick purchased New Horizon Yachts of Guernsey. Nick will work closely with Richard Southern of New Horizon Yachts to move the business forward and deliver similar results for it's clients as South Pier has. 

Edward Gladwell
Boat Yard Manager

Mark Goguelin 
Chandlery Manager

Will Coom
Chandlery Assistant

Ashley Pavard 
Used Boat Sales / Brokerage

Euros Williams
Beneteau After Sales, Spare Parts & Warranty

Rob Le Marinel
Beneteau After Sales & Warranty

Nathan Turner
Cover and Sail Loft

Phil Le Brocq
Honda Marine trained engineer & outboard engineer

Pierre Syvret
Boat Yard Technician

Laurance
Boat Yard Technician

Arak
Boat Yard Technician

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