Jon’s keen interest in boats started at a young age with friends and family on the River Thames. He has been teaching professionally for the last 15 years.
He is an RYA Yachtmaster®, Instructor Examiner and a Powerboat Trainer; this work has taken him across the world from Scotland to New Zealand and all over the Mediterranean on craft up to 40 metres.
Having spent three years as the RYA Chief Motor and Powerboat Instructor, he returned to the commercial world to run his own marine business carrying on with what he enjoys most – boats, people and having fun on the water.
Jon also writes articles on boat handling and navigation techniques. Regular contributions appear in “Motor Boats and Yachting” and “Sports Boat and Rib”. Jon is also the author of “RYA Start Powerboating” the Offical RYA book for the RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate, the 2010 RYA “Day Skipper Handbook – Motor” and wrote and presents the RYA DVD’s “Boat Handling for Sportsboats and Ribs”, “Introduction to Motorboat Handling” and “Advanced Motorboat Handling”.