Stella Maris Yachting (SMY) has appointed an Operations Manager, Darren Smith, at their Southampton facility to head up the steady growth of the company’s refit and maintenance business which forms part of SMY’s whole-life yacht management services.
Darren will manage day to day operations onsite as well as the planning and delivery of SMY’s UK projects which are growing in number, size and complexity. Currently the company has three yachts in major refit preparing for the Oyster World Rally, and numerous other motor and sailing yachts being prepared in the UK and Mediterranean.
Craig Murray-Gilmour of Stella Maris Yachting says “We are delighted to welcome Darren to our team. The operational procedures that he develops here at Shamrock Quay will be the blue print for identical facilities we will opening at our Mediterranean bases in Italy and Spain over the next 12 months”.
Darren started his career as a shipwright with Camper & Nicholson before gaining a degree in Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying in 2003. He most recently spent eight years at Trimline as their project manager/surveyor and business development manager.