About Mandy Chapman
Boatshed was started in 1999, today it's grown from one office in Milford Haven to over 70 locations world-wide. Boatshed has become a leading player in the marine industry, leading with our machine learning and our technology.
Today we have sold over 20,000 boats.
Today we have over 70 Boatshed locations using our Franchise, Partner and Modular business models creating a flexible model that suits everyone.
We have a fantastic HQ team of people to help Boatshed operate smoothly.
My previous life was on dry land doing graphic design. My last job for 7 years before Boatshed was designing badges and fabric prints for Marks and Spencers. I loved working in these creative departments with short deadlines where only the best would do, which now comes in handy for running our own business -Boatshed.
My Favourite boat - S&S 57 Yawl
I'm a sucker for beautiful classic wooden boats, with my favourite being the S&S 57 Yawl, designed by Sparkman and Stephens in the late 1940's. Renown for their beautiful lines, large enough to make fast passages and small enough to sail short handed and with enough wood to keep you busy full time. Years ago I went onboard a black hulled S&S 57, love at first sight, the boat was from Nantucket and set up for short handed sailing, below decks shes classic, practical, with a classic skippers cabin and the most fantastic black granite basin area up forward by the main mast, which would weigh down most modern yachts of today!