Meet the Whilton Marina Team
Whilton Marina are supported by a strong,enthusiastic and hands on sales team to help all our customers with the process of buying or selling their narrow boat. We pride ourselves on our family work ethic and approach to customer care with over 30 years combined knowledge of the marine industry.
Robert Steele - Director
Roberts grandfather David Steele founded Whilton Marina back in 1971, Robert has been involved in the business from a young age and now is the director of the company.
Robert loves the outdoors including cycling, he is the proud owner of Tilly the Whilton Marina mascot who he enjoys taking out on long walks. He is also a keen supporter of The Cobblers (Northampton town FC)
Harvey Beaumont- Sales Manager
Harvey is our sales manager, Harvey joined Whilton Marina in March 2018 after spending 10 years selling sports cars for a local business. Harvey knew the Marina well after spending most of his childhood living at Whilton village and in the local area.
Harvey loves his sports cars and spending Sundays out on a walk with his family.
Adrian Dawson - Sales Team
Everybody meet Adrian! Adrian joined Whilton Marina 10 years ago after spending 12 years as a professional musician in London!
Adrian’s spent the first 2 years with us running the sales office which we once had at Wigrams Turn Marina.
Adrian loves creating music, visiting antique stores, spending time with his family and long muddy walks with his dog Alfie.
Ian Burnage - Sales Team
Ian joined us in March 2021 after spending 5 years working as a branch manager for a local chandlery business, he has spent many years working within the boat industry covering most aspects including boat maintenance, repairs and sales.
Combining work with his hobby Ian is very knowledgeable and will be a great asset to the team.
Jules Davies - Sales Team
Corinne Hyde - Accounts
Jemma Garcia - Accounts
Rebecca Long - Marketing
Rebecca joined Whilton Marina in 2016, She has always been creative since a young age helping her dad with his photography and artwork.
She enjoys designing her own graphics and content.
Rebecca loves weekends away with her partner, long summer walks with her dog and taking her horse out to activities and shows.
Matthew Emery - Workshop Manager
Matthew has been with Whilton Marina for 8 years. He previously worked as a CAD/Machine Engineer for an F1 company. Matthew looks after a team of engineers and carpenters here at the marina.
Matthew enjoys watching formula one, visiting London, sports cars and walking his dog in the countryside.
Steve Gill - Yardman
Steve joined us in August 2018 as a yardman, after volunteering in Africa on a game reserve. Steves ambition is to one day to have an influence on British wildlife and conservation. In the meantime Steve enjoys his marina working life helping out with our maintenance tasks and boat moving.
Steve loves his animals and is lucky enough to have 3 Lizards including uyromastix lizards, rats, turtle and tortoise this will grow to be the third largest species in the world, not forgetting his two dogs
Barry Nother - Engineer
Barry has been with the Marina for 6 years after spending 20 years with the AA.
Barry enjoys holidays with his family and walking his dog along the canal.
Tim Burr - Engineer
Keith Ellis -
Chris Goodyer - Welder
Chris started at the marina in March 2013, His passion for narrowboats started when his dad brought his first boat back in 2008.
Chris's favourite style narrowboats are the traditional's particularly the tug styles.
He throughly enjoys welding especially when the boat requires a lot of rust removal and building back up from scratch.
Chris is a huge f1 fan supporting Lewis Hamilton, he also enjoys watching his favourite football team Arsenal.
Sam Goodyer - Welder
Adrian Hall - Carpenter