Premier Marinas has named Paul Cook as its new Marina Manager at Chichester Marina.
Paul Cook grew up in Lymington area and has spent the majority of his life at sea or running businesses linked with the water. His 30+ years’ experience in the marine and superyacht industry started in the Royal Navy. His Naval career lasted 25 years spanning 14 ships with 3 appointments as captain of frontline warships. In 2006 he moved into the superyacht industry as a captain on MY Anna, a 67 metre Feadship motor yacht. More recently he managed the widely acclaimed and award winning OneOcean Port Vell marina in Barcelona.
Paul Cook commented: “I am really excited to be returning to the Solent where I grew up and first caught the sailing bug. Chichester Marina was always one our family’s favourite havens and I am looking forward to getting to know our berth holders as well as welcoming new guests to what is an amazing marina and sailing area. In particular I am hoping to capitalise on and develop the facilities already in place and with my team make Chichester Marina one of the most welcoming marinas on the South Coast. I am also keen to work with local organisations and associations to encourage new people to discover the joy of sailing and the Chichester harbour conservancy area.”
Premier Marinas, Chief Executive, Pete Bradshaw explained: “We are extremely proud to have such an experienced manager and sailor on our team and running Chichester. Paul brings to Premier and Chichester Marina a wealth of knowledge, focus on detail and willingness to embrace new initiatives, to improve the facilities and provide the superb customer service we are renowned for.”