Refits & Project Management

Mark Durham


Mark Durham has recently joined the Oyster team after working as a Yacht Captain for 12 years. In addition to over 100,000 sea-miles, including the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, he brings with him the experience of having sailed and run a number of private and charter run Oyster yachts worldwide. Today, Mark is looking forward to ensuring the satisfaction of both owners and crew as Operations Manager in Palma de Mallorca.

Mandy Boughton


During her travels Mandy discovered her passion for sailing working on yachts in the Caribbean and on several delivery’s, including two transatlantic passages. Returning to the UK she consolidated her interest by studying for a BSc Yacht Manufacturing & Surveying, and has worked in the marine industry ever since. As well as providing Warranty service for our Southampton built yachts, Mandy is now managing any Service Work and Gardienage requirements Southampton’s visiting Oysters may have.

Matthew Townsend


With a background of sailing and racing dinghies in Rugby and Salcombe to working around the world as Skipper/Captain on charter vessels up to 300 tons and then becoming the operations manager at Sunsail. Matthew has an in depth knowledge of the industry and was in a European based position at Lewmar where he was responsible for main line product development and custom projects for nearly 20 years.

In 2009 he joined SYS as Project Manager for custom and refit works, and he has been involved in a fascinating breadth of projects, refits and restorations from 1920 classics to carbon offshore racers and steam launches.