Will Lowe - Boatshed IOW
+44 (0)1983 869203
+44 (0) 7881 528991
The Engine House,
Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1AX, UK
Wills love of the sea started at the age of 10 dinghy sailing in Cowes. During his teens he crewed on Darings, Etchells and X boats, and worked driving Ribs for events like the Round the Island and acting as safety boat for the Island sailing Club.
After ten years of studying and working in the city he decided London life. though great fun, wasn't for him. Moving to Antibes in the South of France he got a deck hand position on Kingdom 5KR an 86 meter Super Yacht owned by a member of the Saudi Royal family.
Moving back to the Island a year later he set up a landscaping business but also continued to work in the marine industry, mostly driving ribs and also helping out in boat yards during the winter months.
Four years ago he took four months off and completed his Yachtmaster Offshore with Flying Fish.
Working for Boatshed is a great opportunity. It's very interesting getting on different types of boats and hearing about them and their history. You get to meet a lot of interesting people many of whom are looking to start a new adventure.