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Yacht & Motorboat Delivery
Yacht & Motorboat Delivery
Yacht & Motorboat Delivery
Yacht & Motorboat Delivery
Yacht & Motorboat Delivery

Meet the Team - Mervyn Down - Managing Director

Mervyn Down

Managing Director


Phone: +44 (0) 1548 580210


Nationality: British
Date of Birth 11th August 1974


Mervyn started the business 10 years ago with an old rugby foe, back then it was known as FrontRow-Yacht-Delivery. Both having other goals they wanted to achieve in life, they went their separate ways with Mervyn running a charter Catamaran in the BVI's. Then in 2013 Mervyn found a gap within the Yacht Delivery market. Wanting to incorporate his new skills and giving the consumer what was missing in the market, FrontRow-Marine Ltd was born!


But what was this huge gap you may ask? "It was so obvious to me, I had been approached by other Yacht Delivery business's to deliver boats for them, but they didn't know me just had my number sent to them by other Skippers. I could have been anyone! I had seen some appalling driving within marinas by big brand name Yacht Delivery Skippers, I knew there was a better and safer way to approach Yacht Delivery!"

"So every Yacht Delivery business apart from us don't know the ability of their Skippers apart from us! Yes they may have met one or two, yes they may have asked another Skipper to assess other Skippers on their behalf, but I have personally physically sailed with each and every Skipper who wants to drive our boats giving us the lead in keeping our ethos and bagging the best Skippers!"

"We definitely aren't your budget airline of the Yacht Delivery and Management Business, and we pride ourselves at always being available to our clients and pushing that little extra to give them a happy experience from bespoke courses at home to the best deal at the Marina of their choice."

"Our customer service and attention to detail are second to none" says Mervyn "I am proud to say our office never shuts for our customers!"

"I like to think our references speak volumes!"


Sports & Hobbies:

Diving, sailing, fishing, swimming, weight training and reading.

Sailing: Captain Antigua Race Week for "Chivas Whiskey" on Farr 65, RTI 6 times as Captain including the original 82' Ocean Leopard, Cowes Week 7 times as Captain including on Farr 65' with Brian Thompson, and a Clipper 60' and 68'.

Rugby; played for Bath U21 and over 200 league games and even Captain for the previously National 3 side Weston-Super-Mare, and 12 games for the County of Somerset.

Qualifications/Certificates and Licences:

RYA/MCA Yacht Master Ocean Power & Sail
RYA/MCA Yacht Master Instructor
STCW 95 Basic training
STCW Medical First Aid Aboard Ship
STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship
RYA/MCA VHF Short Range Cert
International Certificate of Competence
RYA/MCA First Aid Course
RYA/MCA Sea Survival
RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course
RYA/MCA Diesel Engine
PADI Advanced Diver
ISAF Registered ID No. GBRMD47