Marie Parton

+44 (0)1983 869203
+44 (0)7716 464187

International House,
Bell Lane


I'm Marie and I am the Boatshed broadcaster. In a nutshell this means that I write blogs and articles, to keep both our customers and our brokers aware of all that is happening at both Boatshed and the wider boating community. If you are listing a newsworthy boat, have equipment and gadgets that we can trial or are an entertaining boater, then hopefully we can have a chat.

Before anchoring at Boatshed my background in sales and marketing has taken me to work in various industries and in many interesting locations - Over the past 10 years I am happy to have called Cyprus, The British Virgin Islands and Ireland my home before landing on the UK's South Coast.

It was in the BVI that I met my husband Nic when we both worked for Sunsail. Being located in such an amazing sailing destination meant that we could get out on the water, or under the water, most weekends. I would definately class myself as a 'cocktail' sailor - ideally sitting with my face in the sun, ready to jump in for a swim once at anchor.

My husband also works in the marine industry and we have two little girls who one day we hope will enjoy the water as much as we do.

When i'm not working, I love to play with the girls, bake, garden, allotmenteer and travel - a good book and a glass of wine are generally not too far away either!

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of new and second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina in 1999, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.

Today, we have a team of about 120 specialist brokers and sales agents, operating from 63 locations in 18 countries, supported by a central HQ team of 14 professionals.

As well as selling boats, we are involved with the British Marine Federation, the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association promoting boating and the interests and well being of boat owners.