About Karen Walsh
I am delighted to be joining the Boatshed HQ team.
My boating background began in 1990 when I started working in the newly opened Port Solent Marina in Portsmouth. I bought my first boat in 1994 and became a liveaboard with a very short work commute to the marina office. Starting a family brought about a conventional lifestyle for a good few years but the yearning for adventure and being around boats never left.
I was privileged to call a beautiful Hallberg Rassy 352 my home a couple of years ago having sold everything to 'live the dream' of being a travelling liveaboard. Being on such an adventure enabled me to see so many beautiful sunrises and sunsets, to explore new countries, cultures, marinas, anchorages, taste new foods (and wine!) and meet a diverse group of people - all sharing the same love of all things nautical and boating.
Working at Boatshed will enable me to continue seeing all the beautiful boats out there and to help realise other peoples' dreams of boat ownership and adventures on the water.