About

Welcome

With over 45 years experience of the boat business we have the detailed knowledge and enthusiasm to research, locate, promote and supply the best craft available around the world. Above all, we truly believe in what we sell. Our family run approach complements all our current ranges which allow us to provide an unmatched level of personal service.

With a working knowledge spread from traditional hand-crafted wooden boats and the very first days of GRP boat building, right up to today‚Äôs cutting edge technology, one of us at Wessex will know what you need. Whether new or secondhand, we’ll have our finger on the pulse and copious free advice in any direction. All our ranges encompass the undoubted skills of the finest boat builders, manufacturing boats of proven quality and high residual value which complement the ethos of our small traditional family business with a big reputation for individual care and attention to detail.

Benefits of buying with Wessex Marine:

  • A wide range of the best in new craft for sale across five ranges
  • A comprehensive choice of preowned boats, especially from our new boat brands, and handled by qualified ABYA brokers
  • Bespoke customisation over and above builders standard specification
  • Full guidance in operating instructions and handling to ensure a high level of familiarity and confidence from the very start
  • RYA recognised tuition available from experienced instructors
  • Commercial tendering and advice including MCA compliance for professional users
  • International export and logistics service with thorough documentation and administration support
  • Legendary after sales support including expert advice and worldwide assistance

The Team

David Adams

Over 50 years of boating qualifies David as an expert on all craft, in particular of a Nordic origin. Hands-on boating, both power & sail, since the age of 6, including many years of powerboat racing means he is Chief Test Pilot as well as everything else besides! It is his job to know every inch of every boat supplied. Even if he's fully occupied at his desk most of the day you might catch him doing the polishing or with a spanner in hand. A passion for boating fires his workaholic ways on a 24/7 basis!

Guy Adams

David's son injects new technology into all areas as well as being responsible for all website, advertising and boat show matters. He is also kept busy with brokerage listings, and like his dad, is often seen with a polishing cloth or pot of varnish in his hand. Although being the youngest team member, Guy has grown up with all things Wessex so he has an extensive knowledge of every boat sold and adds young and vibrant thinking to our traditional values.

Caroline Fowler

David's sister is in charge of all administration and accounting duties, and has the unenviable task of tidying up after everyone else! Her responsibilities also include all foreign exchange transactions as well as assisting with any other jobs including the sourcing of spare parts. Knows plenty about the boats too! When in doubt give it to Caroline to sort.

Paul Plumb

Paul is a much prized and crucial member of the team. He's known David since he was first apprenticed to a local and long-gone wooden boat builder. The best shipwrighting skills combine with an incredible knowledge spanning from electronics to GRP so there is nothing that fazes him. The best "fixer" in the marine trade and an eye for detail that compliments every boat that Wessex supplies. You name it...Paul will do it! Paul's only drawback is that he doesn't have four hands!