Gary is our Yacht Service Manager and Brokerage Specialist. He has sailed for most of his life, first as a windsurfing champion in the UK, and then in Australian ocean yacht racing, winning a silver medal in the 2000 Asia Pacific Masters Games. After obtaining an engineering degree and qualifications in diesel engine mechanics, and a further 20-year career in telecommunications in the UK, he moved to Australia in 1990. For the next 15 years Gary excelled in his role as Senior Account Executive for NEC Australia, acquiring the best technical solutions for major telecommunications business networks for government and private sector clients.
After many years in Australian offshore racing, Gary and his wife Venessa, took their two young children cruising around the world for the next decade and have since sailed over 50,000 miles as a family. Gary has a wealth of experience trouble shooting every part of a yacht’s systems, working alongside international marine specialists across the globe and in remote locations and subsequently has a vast knowledge of worldwide products and services.
Upon sailing to Grenada in 2015, they fell in love with the warm hospitality of the people, the vibrant music scene and the perfect sailing. If you don’t see Gary walking the docks or in a yard, you just might catch him playing saxophone with a local band somewhere.
With his extensive knowledge of yacht systems, racing, cruising and sales and marketing, Gary loves the marine business and helping Horizon clients both find and maintain the yacht of their dreams. For clients listing to sell, Gary offers valuable advice on how best to market their prize possession, and then follows through the process with attention to detail.
Just as important, when a client wishes to leave their yacht for the hurricane season, Gary ensures that every detail is attended to such as organising the haul out, repairs to all systems, hurricane management strategies and general boat watch and maintenance whilst the owners are away.
If you are in Port Louis or Clarkes Court Boatyard, come and say ‘Hi’, or give him a call for a friendly chat about all of your yacht system needs. You can contact Gary at email@example.com and +1473 439 1002 (mobile +1473 415 0431).