Yachts

Richard Hadida

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & Owner

Richard is a successful British entrepreneur. In 2006 he founded Evolution Gaming, the leading gaming software business, which he subsequently floated on the Swedish Stock Exchange with a Market Cap of £2 Billion. Evolution employs over 5000 people across 10 countries. Richard has been enjoying sailing Oysters for the past 5 years. Richard brings an exciting vision for the future of Oyster Yachts and is committed to Oyster for the Long Term.

Becky Bridgen

Chief Financial Officer

Becky has advised a number of companies on the South Coast across a range of transactions, as part of PwC's Deals team, working with family businesses through to FTSE listed companies. She has worked with many manufacturing operations and her experience with yacht builders includes leading reviews of Sunseeker and Palmer Johnson, as well as assisting the RNLI. She is a chartered accountant, based in Southampton and loves sailing.

Paul Adamson

Chief Commercial Officer

With a mix of Oyster knowledge and business, Paul brings a unique combination of skills to our team in the areas of sales, marketing & outstanding customer service.  A former professional sailor, Paul has a wealth of Oyster yachting knowledge both as a skipper and a consultant for Oyster owners. He has been the client representative during the build of various Oysters, including Oyster 885-01 which he skippered in the inaugural Oyster World Rally. He also consults and advises private clients on Super Yacht acquisitions along with yacht management.
 
The leadership skills that Paul developed whilst managing yachts and consulting led him into the business world. Previously Paul has worked with business leaders and sales teams to fulfil their potential by either keynote speaking or by developing in-house cultural change and performance programmes. Pauls brings an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm to the team and is dedicated to rebuilding Oyster for the long term.

Abigail Comber

Chief Marketing Officer

Abigail joined Oyster from her position as Global Head of Brands and Marketing at British Airways following a 24 year career holding senior Marketing roles since 2002.  Abigail was responsible for BA’s overall marketing strategy globally with a portfolio including Brand Strategy, Marketing, Customer Experience Design, Partnerships, Sponsorship and Community relations.  She achieved a record four consecutive years as Number 1 Superbrand.  Abigail was the driving force behind the “To Fly.To Serve.” relaunch and the Olympic and Paralympic campaigns. She joins Oyster to take responsibility brand and marketing strategy, key yacht shows, Oyster events, including the Oyster World Rally, partnerships and PR.

Clive Harrop

Chief Operations Officer

Clive joined Oyster with a 30 year career in operations management, with numerous global director roles across the specialist engineering, electronics and packaging manufacturing sectors; including a period as Operations Director and Industrial Strategy Director at Sunseeker Yachts. Clive is a Lean and Kaizen practitioner and has a passion for all things manufacturing; most of all engaging the whole workforce from apprentices to management and customers to constantly strive for product excellence. He grew up near Southampton and started sailing from a young age in dinghys through to racing in yachts; he also loves classic Jaguar cars.

RICHARD GIBSON

DIRECTOR OF SALES - UK

Having started sailing on the east coast from an early age, Richard progressed from racing dinghies and keelboats into ocean sailing, and can now often be found assisting our owners at various regattas and events around the world.  Having worked within various sectors of the marine industry since leaving university, Richard has a background of yachting experience that greatly assists his ability to guide clients with credible knowledge and advice.

STEPHEN PARKINSON

DIRECTOR OF SALES - EMEA

Stephen joined Oyster in 2002 following a career in finance.  Initially working in our After Sales department, he then progressed into Project Management before joining the Sales team in 2013.  A keen sailor with over 30,000 miles under his belt, Stephen has a wealth of Oyster knowledge and his passion and enthusiasm make him a key member of the new boat Sales team. Stephen also enjoys family life with two young daughters.

DAN WURZBACHER

SALES MANAGER - AMERICAS

Dan joined Oyster’s Newport office in 2011 following a career with a leading international brokerage. Prior to coming ashore he held various positions aboard, starting in 2003 and culminating with his captaincy of S/Y Argo, a 110’ Langan Design Schooner. While at sea, Dan completed crossings of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and accumulated over 50,000 miles of blue-water cruising experience, including extensive landfalls and oversight of several major refits. Dan is married with a young son and resides in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Mark Durham

Oyster Service Centre - Palma

Mark Durham 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. Mark ensures the satisfaction of both owners and crew as Operations Manager in Palma de Mallorca.

Edificio Moll Vell, Locales 6-7,
Calle Muelle Viejo, 6,
07012,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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T: +34 971 287 474
E: palma-service@oysteryachts.com


Steve Colley

Oyster Service Centre - Palma

Steve has enjoyed boating from a very early age and came into the Marine Industry in the early 90`s following premature retirement after 18 years as a Firefighter. Initially with Splashdown Marine Clothing and Simpson-Lawrence, he joined Hunton Powerboats in 1998 as installation engineer, becoming General Manager in 2002. Joining the Oyster Service & Refit Department in 2011, he has been responsible for a number of major refit projects across the Oyster range both in the Southampton yard and overseas. Steve joined the Palma team as Service Manager as of the 1st August 2017.


Edificio Moll Vell, Locales 6-7,
Calle Muelle Viejo, 6,
07012,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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T: +34 971 287 474
E: palma-service@oysteryachts.com

Will White

Oyster Service Centre - Newport RI

Will grew up in Bristol, Rhode Island and from a young age spent every free moment out on the water. Later he worked his way up from deckhand to engineer and finally captain. After running an Oyster 56 for Oyster’s founder, Richard Matthews, Will joined our USA office in Newport, Rhode Island, and has spent the last 12 years helping our US based owners with their commissioning and customer service enquiries.

Oyster Yachts, 
Newport Shipyard, 
One Washington St,
Newport,
RI 02840, USA.
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T: +1 401 846 740
E:
newport@oysteryachts.com

JAMIE COLLINS

BROKERAGE MANAGER

Jamie joined Oyster Brokerage having run a well established brokerage office in Palma for four years. Having worked in the Marine trade since he was 18, Jamie has raced all over the world competing in the Admirals Cup to winning Key West Race Week. More recently sailing on the Superyacht Cup circuit where the racing is of a more leisurely style. Other than racing he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of sailing yachts, sails and hardware from working with some of the best in the industry.

RUPERT KNOX-JOHNSTON

Yacht Broker

Nephew of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to whom he owes his early sailing experience, Rupert first joined Oyster Brokerage in 2001. He previously worked in sales for Prout Catamarans and prior to that as a skipper and instructor for Sunsail both in the UK and the Mediterranean, following university. A former offshore multihull racer, Rupert is now more interested in family cruising.

Tom Roberts

Yacht Broker

Tom started sailing at six months old, suspended from the gooseneck of his parents' Norfolk dinghy in a bosuns chair. From there he progressed into dinghy and yacht racing, waterskiing and powerboat racing. His career in the marine industry began with Jeckells Sails in Wroxham, from where he moved to Fox's Yacht Sales in Ipswich, selling Beneteau yachts before joining Oyster Brokerage in 2007.

MOLLY MARSTON

CHARTER

Molly Marston began her yachting career as crew aboard charter yachts for 10 years giving her useful insight into the industry.

In 1996 she joined Oyster Marine, being instrumental in the development of the Newport Oyster office from its startup. In 2004 Molly implemented the charter division for Oyster and currently manages the company world-wide from her Newport base.

With attention to detail Molly ensures all aspects of a charter are handle with the utmost care. Molly is passionate about sailing and takes pride ensuring all guests experience the thrill of sailing on an Oyster.

For more information or to book a charter please contact:

Molly Marston
Oyster Yachts - USA

T: +1 401 846 7400
F: +1 401 846 7483
E: charter@oysteryachts.com

Charlie Durham

If you would like our help to find your next crew, or if you are crew seeking work on Oyster Yachts, Charlie Durham is happy to help with your enquiries.