David Mackney – Manager/Skipper
Having started with PureBoating’s parent company Henley Sales and Charter when he was 16 David has done four seasons and a winter in the yard with HSC. He has worked the past few seasons as a Skipper on board HSC’s charter vessels and customers private boats; completing many trips on a variety of craft, including a 5 day charter the length of the Upper and Middle Thames as well as the past 3 Royal Regattas. He looks forward to working this season running the PureBoating team as well as skippering Midsomer Maiden when restrictions are lifted.
James Owen – Skipper/Kiosk Crew
Now in his third season with PureBoating we are looking forward to having James’ experience back in the team this season. He has grown up sailing dinghies locally on the river and has also done a winter stint in the yard before travelling. Last summer he began Skippering charter boats for HSC and is also looking forward to running charters once restrictions are lifted.
Thomas Owen – Kiosk Crew
Thomas also grew up sailing on the river and last season followed his brother and joined PureBoating. Thomas studied engineering at college and now studies Civil Engineering in Nottingham, this has prepared him well and he is now expanding his knowledge on how electric boats run and work. He also has a good local knowledge and is very happy to help people out.
Lottie Skeates – Kiosk Crew
Lottie is in her first season with us at PureBoating. However she is not new to boats at all, having spent her winter whilst on a gap year, working in HSC’s yard doing maintenance on many classic craft as well as our boats. She looks forward to helping people get out on the water and seeing the results of her hard winters work in the yard as they drift along!
Will Bovington – Kiosk Crew
Also In his first season down at PureBoating ‘Bov’ is looking forward to getting everyone out on the water and making sure you all enjoy yourself. Having grown up locally many a s summers day/evening was spent down the river and on boats so he has a great knowledge of the surrounding area. Keen to learn the ropes, and doing so quickly, he takes any opportunity to jump into a boat and practise his handling skills. He is very happy to point out all the local spots to visit and helping you with any enquiries you may have.