A little about the team working here at Gweek Classic Boatyard.
Mark Aichroth spent a large part of his childhood at Gillan Cove near to Manccan. He has had long passion for sailing both big boats and dinghies. He has part owned a classic Swan 37 and raced a Sweden 36 at Cowes Week and in the Round the Island race. Mark is currently working in healthcare in London and Switzerland, home is in Somerset. He is Governor of Port Regis Prep school and a volunteer for Festival Medical Services that provide the on site medical searches for the Glastonbury Festival. The charity supports many medical aid projects around the world. Mark spends as much time as possible in Gweek with his wife, Camilla.
Malcolm Beaton has taken a number of businesses from start up to significant success, these businesses are in Waste Management, Farming and Property.
Malcolm has a passion for classic tractors and is at his happiest operating machinery. Malcolm enjoys a project and bring enormous energy and drive to Gweek Classic Boatyard. Malcolm also lives in Somerset with his wife, Maria.
Gweek Classic Boatyard engineers and yard team
Luke Jones | Senior Yard Man & Crane Driver
Luke Jones is our new Senior Yard Man and Crane Driver, joining us form Fugro Seacore where he was the Nearshore Plant Superintendent. Luke has extensive craning experience having worked for Macsalvors, the established national craning company. Luke will be looking after health and safety and improving the overall technical operation of the yard.
Anne Oliver | General Manager
Anne joined Gweek from Falmouth Haven, where she was marina assistant for two years, including patrol boat around Falmouth Harbour and assisting in the workshop, helping with the maintenance of moorings. She also spent seven years as Seasonal Patrol Officer with Truro Harbour Authority, and was Falmouth Tall Ships Association Liaison Officer, acting as Chief LO at 2008 and 2014 Tall Ship Races. She's a keen Gig Rower and owner of 2 rescue dogs, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Ruby and Flat Coat Collie, Sam! There are dog biscuits for visiting hounds in Anne's desk drawer...
Jerome Pickle | Yard Hand
Our experienced yard hand Jerome is onsite to help with guiding the lifting of the cranes, pressure washing and anti fouling boats on the yard. Jerome has joined us from Somerset where he worked with AM Beaton. Jerome has had a number of years working with Malcolm and brings significant skill as a mechanic. Jerome lives on site and brings a calm and can-do attitude to his work.
Our friendly office team
Gemma Morris | Admin Assistant
Our Admin Assistant Gemma Gilbert has worked at the boatyard since October 2016. Gemma is from Helston with previous Customer Service experience in local businesses and will be your first point of call for all your office and chandlery inquiries.
Amber Tresahar | Admin Assistant
Amber joins us from Winchester: she is a wooden boat owner (Kittiwake) and sailor, as well as being well versed in admin. A former ballerina with the Kirov and a qualified lawyer, Amber has joined the Gweek office team to assist Tammy, Gemma and Anne on a part time basis.
Tammy Essen | Accounts
Tammy Essen is a local living in Gweek who joined the team in September 2017 bringing 15 years of accounts experience working with small, medium and multinational businesses in the UK and Australia. Tammy is our part time Book Keeper and is also an active member and Treasurer of Garras School PTA.
Skilled contractors working on-site
Duncan Skingley | Shipwright
Duncan is one of our resident shipwrights and boatbuilders, specialising in boatbuilding repairs, maintenance, rebuilds, restorations and new builds. View his website here.
Susie is Gweek Classic Boatyard's painting and finishing expert, skilled in painting wood, metal and GRP boats.
Amanda Champion joins us from a nationwide French polishing company. She previously worked on interior yacht finishes at Pendennis Shipyard and as an antique restorer. Based at Gweek, she is undertaking furniture restoration and yacht interiors. She specialises in wood, leather, marble and composites.
Andrew Massey | Shipwright
Andrew is another of our skilled shipwrights, specialising in bespoke joinery, restorations and repairs. Details of his completed projects can be found on his website.
Troy has recently joined the team at Gweek as our resident marine electrician.
Chris Hardman Jones
A highly renowned GRP/fibreglass technician, Chris attracts boat owners from all the way across the channel. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a background in marine engineering, John drives the crane on the yard and carries out yard machinery maintenance. John grew up on the Lizard and has worked offshore since he left school.