Richard’s nautical career started on board the famous SS Canberra. He has circumnavigated the globe 6 times – on a cruise ship and taken part in a staged race on board an America's Cup yacht in St Maarten. A keen mountain biker in his spare time, Richard has lived in New Forest for the last 25 years.
Boat Movement Operator
Chris has worked for MDL since 2014, having started his career at Cobb's Quay Marina in Poole. Chris is a qualified fire fighter with Hampshire Fire and Rescue and in his free time enjoys camping, hiking, and cycling.
Debbie joined the Hythe Marina team in 2019 and is a linchpin of the operation. She is a car enthusiast – look out for her recently decorated Ford ST, a keen photographer and does Cosplay for charity.
Night Lock Keeper
Doug joined MDL in 1997 at Hamble Point, having previously worked at an independently owned marina. He transferred to Hythe Marina in 2001. During his time with MDL he has served on working groups and provided relief cover at other MDL marinas, and as such he has visited most of the other sites. His previous employment included working in property management and he enjoys sailing, classic car ownership and local cruising in his small hovercraft.
Gary Joined Hythe Marina in 2002 and has enjoyed the marine environment ever since. After nearly 20 years with MDL, he is a well known face to the many Residents & Berth Holders he serves. In his spare time Gary is very much of the sporting variety especially his first love, football.
Luke has worked for MDL since 2004 and is a self-confessed workaholic.
Max has worked for MDL in a variety of roles but since 2021 he has taken up the post of Marina Operative. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, hiking and skiing.
Mike has worked at Hythe since 2006 doing various roles, but is now one of our two daytime lock keepers. When not working, he can normally be found on the golf course or in his garage whittling.
Paul has worked for MDL since 2005 and enjoys “lifting and moving stuff”. A keen mariner himself Paul is fortunate enough to own and operate a RIB and a Sports Caddy.
Peter has worked for MDL as a Marina Operative since May 2021. He is a qualified RYA Instructor and former Petty Officer of the Royal Navy Reserve. He lives in the New Forest with his wife Wendy and their black Labrador named “Bosun”.
Night Lock Keeper
Sandor has been working for MDL since 2013 through Manpower on various sites such as Hamble Point, Port Hamble, Mercury Yacht Harbour, Saxon Wharf, Shamrock Quay and Cobb’s Quay. From July 2019 he’s been working for Hythe Marina as Night Shift Lock Keeper.
He gained extensive experience in software development, banking, international trade and road construction projects.
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