Simon joined MDL in 2018 as a Dockmaster at Ocean Village Marina and has recently taken over as marina manager at Mercury Yacht Harbour. He comes from a corporate background working for an Original Equipment Manufacturer before moving into Real Estate Sales. Simon is a keen sailer and holds a Master 200-ton unlimited qualification. He has done an Atlantic crossing and held various charter captain roles in the Caribbean and Greek islands.
Alasdair has been with MDL for over ten years working as a Night Dockmaster at Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble. He has always loved boating and was brought up locally messing about on the river from a young age. Mercury is a friendly marina in a beautiful spot on the river with good facilities, helpful staff and nice berth holders, making it a great place to work. Alasdair would love to meet you and say hi if you're at Mercury on an overnight stay.
Maintenance and Support
Hans is a Dutch/South African who has a huge passion for sailing and the yachting industry. He enjoys both racing and cruising and is looking forward to getting involved in the local sailing scene. He is an experienced sailor having gained many miles along the rugged South African coastline as both crew and skipper. He is looking forward to assisting MDL clients with their needs and increase their sailing experience when possible.
Before joining MDL in August 2018, Laura volunteered on HMS Medusa (ML1387) a Harbour Defence Motor Launch. Whilst on board she helped with the day to day running and general maintenance. On event days Laura would welcome people on board and give tours of the engine room, as well as going out for day trips and weekends away.
Lauren joined MDL in November 2019 as an Administrator and splits her time between Mercury Yacht Harbour and Port Hamble Marina. Lauren has a PGCE in primary education and pursued a career in teaching before transferring her skills to MDL. Prior to teaching, she gained a first-class honours degree in BA Model Design and Special Effects and enjoys creating works of art in her spare time.
Night Marina Operative
Nick has been with MDL since early 1991 and has worked in various different roles across the estate. He is a very experienced operative and is well liked by customers and colleagues alike. Nick has always been around boating and can often be found pottering around on his own boat which he keeps in the Hamble. Nick enjoys the challenge that his role brings and believes that the activity around the marina at night keeps him stimulated and alert at all times.
Sean joined MDL in August 2017. Prior to joining MDL he worked on the Isle of Wight as a lock keeper on the Island's only locked marina. His background is Records Management, working on numerous Government contracts, ending up working at Sellafield nuclear power station in Cumbria managing records for BNFL. Sean has over 20 years sailing experience, taking him from as far north as Scotland, to Eastbourne on the south coast and a number of trips across the channel to France.
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