Johnathon lives and breathes boats, when he is not in the workshop or fixing a customer’s boat he is on the water. Born in Jersey, Johnathon has grown up with boats, his career began at age 17 with a Marine Engineering apprenticeship with a reputable island firm. He successfully completed 16 years with the company and attended all Volvo Penta, Perkins Sabre and MAN training courses to keep him abreast of industry and manufacturer changes and to ensure the clients needs were always being met. From there Johnathon established Seapower Marine with the goal of not only providing exceptional knowledge, but superior customer service to boot! Johnathon won the IoD Start Up Director of the Year award in 2018.
Ben is another in the team whose heart is firmly in the sea. Ben is an avid surfer and fisherman so working on boats comes naturally. Having started his career as a car mechanic, Ben soon switched across to marine and after completing a brief transitional training course with a local marine engineering company, Ben was marine ready. Over the years Ben has completed numerous Volvo Penta and Evinrude outboard courses, helping him to increase his knowledge and fault find engine problems with ease. Engine electronics and diagnostics are a favourite of Ben’s and he continues to represent Seapower Marine at all Volvo Penta training courses.
Jo is a local lad who has a long history of working with engines and has recently achieved his Level 3 motor mechanic with diagnostic and electrical qualification through Highlands College. Before joining the team at Seapower Marine Jo worked for a number of years at high profile specialist garages repairing automotive engines. Jo’s mechanical career choice naturally stemmed from his outside interests which includes rebuilding bikes and cars. Whilst at Seapower Marine Jo has attended a number of marine related specific training courses, making him quite methodical and particular when it comes to working on customer’s boats. However, we are yet to ignite his passion for boating!
Alastair has a keen interest in surfing, diving, jet skiing and other sports, he has fitted in well within the Seapower team. With over 10 years of knowledge and experience stemming from an early career in vehicle maintenance as a qualified vehicle technician, Alastair has chosen to transfer his skill set to the marine world. He prides himself on high quality of work and customer service and is always eager to expand his knowledge through training courses and working closely along side our experienced marine engineers.
Rhees began his extensive career in the marine industry back in 1992. Through working with various engineering companies around the island, he picked up the trade rapidly. After committing himself to the profession for over two decades, Rhees offered his unique skill set to the RNLI by volunteering on their All-Weather Lifeboat, and later accepted a two-year full-time mechanics position. Boats have always been a passion for Rhees, who spends his spare time on his own vessel and takes part in a variety of water sports, including windsurfing, scuba diving and spearfishing.
Mark started working in the Marine industry at the age of 16 as a shipwright in a local boatyard, before spending 10 years working for Fairline. For the last few years, Mark ran his own Marine business before joining our team here at Seapower running the Maintenance Department. Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge which is useful across many aspects of the Marine industry. In his free time, he loves being out on his own boat, especially visiting the Minquiers. He also likes the occasional impromptu fishing trips with the team!
Ross is the new member of our maintenance department. Born in Cornwall, Ross grew up by the sea and has always enjoyed being by the seaside. He spent 3 years travelling, enjoying his time as a shipwright in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Ross completed a Wooden Boat Building and Repair course in Suffolk back in 2014 before moving to Jersey. He is an avid angler and enjoys playing cricket in the Summer. Ross is looking forward to joining Team Seapower and furthering his Marine experience here in Jersey.
Chris is the newest member of our team, working in our new Marine Electronics department. Born in North Yorkshire, Chris spent the last 5 Summers working as a Scuba Diving Instructor in Malta and spent his Winters snowboarding in the Mountains. However, he has now decided to settle down to Island life. Chris is currently studying towards a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, applying his knowledge to the boating world and is keen to grow within the company. Chris enjoys all aspects of the water in his free time from being on boats to being under them in the water teaching Scuba Diving at Bouley Bay Dive Centre in his free time!
Units 1 and 2 Marine Leisure Business Park La Collette, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NX