Richard Hadida


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.

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.



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 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 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,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

T: +34 971 287 474

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,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

T: +34 971 287 474

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 17 years helping our US based owners with their commissioning and customer service enquiries.

Oyster Yachts, 
Newport Shipyard, 
One Washington St,
RI 02840, USA.

T: +1 401 846 7400


Head of Palma Brokerage

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.


Head of Ipswich Brokerage

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.


Head of Oyster 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

Charlie Durham

Crew Co-ordinator

An adventurous Atlantic crossing in a 32ft sailing yacht persuaded Charlie Durham that the yachting industry could be infinitely more exciting than the advertising career path she had initially chosen. So she carried on sailing.

Charlie’s first introduction to the Oyster world was in 2002 as crew on a world cruising Oyster 66 alongside husband Mark. Several subsequent years were spent working on Med-Caribbean luxury charter sailing yachts giving her a rounded insight into the luxury yachting and crewing industry.

Charlie rejoined the Oyster family in our Palma office in 2014 assisting Brokerage. Most recently she has been integral in setting up the official crew division for Oyster Yachts ensuring that the department complied to the latest MLC 2006 international labour standards. Charlie is now the co-ordinator for Oyster Crew helping both Oyster Owners and potential crew candidates in their search for crew or employment.

Charlie Durham

Oyster Crew

T: +34 619 147 056