Steve Hammond has been working with Boatshed for the past 18 months and in the past week we have formally launched Boatshed North Devon.

Steve's first experience on a boat would have put most people off sailing all together. He was 19 and won a place on to sail on the STA Malcolm Miller, along with 39 other very green lads. "We set sail in late November, out of Dartmouth and into Biscay, and a force nine gale which raged for three days, needless to say we were all green in more ways than one. However after three weeks aboard and having found our sea legs we departed as sailors and I have never looked back"

Since then Steve has sailed dinghy's, cats, cruisers and windsurfers, and crewed on several deliveries for Clipper Ventures. Steve is a Coastal Skipper and has his own Sunspeed 24 long keeler sloop, moored at Instow in Devon.

Keep your eyes open for our regular 'Meet the broker' blog to find out more about Steve.

If you are interested in joining the Boatshed team please take a look at our Boatshed Business website.