Fiona Taylor - Boatshed
Hello, I am Fiona and I work with Boatshed as part of the admin team.
I have been connected with the marine industry since leaving university, primarily on the water. I was lucky enough to travel the world and to be involved in most aspects of working on sailing yachts including; sail training, private charter, delivery,instructing and racing. My passion is for classic yachts and before I came ashore I was racing a Fife in the classic regatta circuit, which was an amazing experience!
I now have a lovely young boy to look after and although I don’t work offshore these days I have always tried to maintain a connection with boats. Prior to joining Boatshed I worked for UKSA in professional career development, advising commercial Captains and crew about relevant MCA courses.
I try to keep in touch with sailing and race in Italy or France once a year on the Fife ‘Eilean’ and where possible get out on my favourite Pilot Cutter ‘Jolie Brise’. In the mean time you will find me assisting Wendy and the rest of the Boatshed team!
Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motorboats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina over15 years ago, 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, the RNLI and equivalent overseas associations, promoting boating and the interests and wellbeing of boat owners.