New Yard Manager for Fox’s

posted on 31st October 2013 within

Fox’s Marina is delighted to announce the appointment of David Russell as Yard Manager.

A Chartered Engineer Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and an experienced blue water yachtsman, David brings a huge wealth of practical yacht building and marine engineering experience to the Fox’s team.

His career includes Composite Project Manager at Devonport Dockyards, which included work on superyachts, naval vessels and lifeboats. He later joined Oyster yacht builder, E C Landamore, as Engineering Manager, overseeing the new build of many new Oyster yachts, later becoming the Oyster Yachts Technical Manager responsible for system design and installation, whilst also being responsible for managing the refit and repair of several older vessels.

When he’s not helping out at his local scout group where he is a Scout Leader, or working on customer’s boats, David likes nothing more than to be working or sailing on his own, and previous projects have included refitting a 37’ steel sailing yacht in which he subsequently went on to complete a five-year circumnavigation from 1995-2000 with his wife, Jane, who is the Director of the Pilotage Foundation and author of the Atlantic Crossing Guide. This was followed by the fit-out of a 39’ steel vessel in which David and Jane and their family undertook a 13-month cruise of the Mediterranean in 2011-2012.

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