Meet The Dockmasters

Have you met all of Lymington Marina’s team?

Berthon’s Marina is located at one of the most stunning and easily accessible locations on the south coast with 300 deepwater berths for RIBs, sailing yachts, and motorboats up to 45m (150ft) barely ten minutes up the river from the Solent waters. The team who run it truly are a fundamental cog in the machine. Luke, Gary, Chris, Chaz and Dave all live locally so you’ll understand why they really are the best for any enquiries or questions you may have about the marina, Lymington and the surrounding New Forest. With their various backgrounds, ranging from RNLI crew to Berthon yacht refit manager, they may also be of some service if you have a problem on board. Just ask.

But, have you met them all?

Luke, Marina Manager

Luke is our Marina Manager who joined the team in 2019 and is known for his infectious enthusiasm. Luke has lived locally all his life, so if you have any queries or would like any advice on where to visit around the area, he is always more than happy to share his wisdom. Luke is proud to be heading up the Marina Team and hopes that we will remain the Solent’s most boutique and prestigious Marina, providing a 5-star customer experience.

Gary, Senior Dockmaster

Gary joined Berthon as part of the valeting team and is now a Senior Dockmaster. Gary’s background in the motor industry as a General Sales Manager means that his customer service skills are second to none. Gary is keen to continue working on his Marine knowledge undertaking various RYA courses.

Chaz, Senior Dockmaster

Chaz’s knowledge of the marine industry is vast due to being around boats since he was a child. Chaz is no stranger to the Solent, having previously worked as a Harbour Hand at both Yarmouth and Bembridge, so if you’re thinking of visiting the Isle of Wight, have a chat with Chaz for any recommendations.

Chris, Senior Dockmaster

Chris has been with Berthon for almost 10 years after retiring from the banking industry, joining Berthon as a part-time Dockmaster as he wasn’t quite ready to give up work full time. Outside of work you can find Chris enjoying time on his boat, JULIABET, cruising around the Solent.

Dave, Dockmaster

Dave has worked at Berthon for a staggering 47 years! Starting as an engineering apprentice, he worked his way through the ranks up to Refit Manager in the Yacht Maintenance & Repair team. In recent years, Dave has begun to take pleasure in semi-retirement as a part-time Dockmaster. Having Dave on the team means that pretty much any Berthon-related questions can be answered.