Fox’s – Investing in the future with a new MD at the helm

posted on 13th May 2013 within

Fox’s Marina is very pleased to announce the appointment of Will Taylor-Jones as Managing Director of our well established Boatyard and Marina business.

Will has a lifetime’s experience of cruising and offshore racing yachts and has spent over 25 years in the marine industry with hands on, practical boat-building knowledge of both modern and traditional yachts up to 100’ LOA.  Will joins Fox’s Marina from the internationally renowned Oyster Yachts.

Growing up on the east coast of England within a sailing family, childhood experiences afloat soon developed into a lifetime passion.

After training at the IBTC and establishing himself as a boat builder, Will joined the Lloyds of London Yacht Club owned yacht Lutine, initially overseeing her refit at the famous Camper and Nicholsons’ Gosport yard. This was followed by further custom race boat building and sailing, both in the UK and Australia, including competing in Sydney Hobart races and notable victories in the Round Britain and Fastnet races with his own family projects.

Will’s career at Oyster Yachts included roles in the Commissioning, Aftersales and Customer Care operations, all of which helped develop a good sense of what worked and what didn’t in the marine environment. Armed with this experience and coupled with his technical background, Will developed Oyster’s central quality and technical department in a role that spanned over 15 years.

Will Taylor-Jones commented: “Fox’s Marina and Boatyard is the leading service yard on the East Coast, with fantastic facilities and a skilled and flexible workforce capable of delivering quality work on all types of leisure and small commercial craft. Fox’s has tremendous potential to grow that business and, with continued investment and a renewed focus on quality and customer service, I am confident we will continue to develop a world-class refit yard at Fox’s Marina.”

Richard Matthews, Chairman of Fox’s Marina and Boatyard, said: “I have known Will for many years and I’m confident that with his experience and background of quality management we will attract refit and repair business, not just from the East Coast but from much further afield.”

To contact Will Taylor-Jones: will.taylor-jones@foxsmarina.com