Gary Knowelden – Director, Marine Engineer and Admin.
Gary has been working in the marine engineering buisness for nearly 30 years, 9 years of which were at Sabre Engines Ltd. He has also worked on high performance racing and pleasure craft for 10 years. He has run Purbeck Marine since 2002, consistently ensuring only the highest standards for the customer.
Mike Warr – Director, Marine Engineer and Sales.
Mike started his advanced apprenticeship in 2003, and completed it in 2007, receiving a level 3 NVQ, and level 3 City and Guilds in marine engineering. Since then, he has completed numerous engine manufacture courses from various engine brands. He also strives for the highest quality service and work, always ensuring the satisfaction of a job well done. Mike has joined in the ownership of Purbeck Marine with Gary since 2010.
Gina Swaffield – Accountant & Admin
Gina is our company Secretary and started working for Purbeck Marine in 2011. She does a great job running the accounting side of the business keeping our books straight and getting our tax returns and vat forms returned correct and on time. She does a fantastic job organising bills to be paid and inputting data so that we can pay all of our bills on time, she is also in charge of credit control and general office organisation.
Zac Singh – Marine Engineer
Zac started with Purbeck Marine when he left school in 2012 on a work experience basis, over the next year he showed increasing interest and improvement of skills so he was offered a full time job and an apprenticeship in marine engineering. He completed his level 3 NVQ and City and Guilds qualification in 2016 and is continuing to advance his techniques every week.
Darren Palmer – Marine Engineer
Darren joined the team early in 2018 and is a qualified Marine Engineer. He is mainly experienced in Volvo Penta engines and outdrives, which fills the gap in experience which we previously had. He has also worked for a main Volvo agent and multi-branded franchises including Yanmar, Nanni, Volvo Penta, Honda and Yamaha.
Keith Hooper – Part-time Marine Engineer
Keith started working part-time at Purbeck Marine in 2013, coming from a different marine engineering background than Gary and Mike he brings a different set of skills and knowledge to the team giving us a much broader approach to the trade and enables us to carry out jobs and tasks that we would normally have to turn away.
Andy Warr – Part-time Marine Engineer and Fitter
Andy started working part-time at Purbeck Marine in 2015, he came from a engineering and fabrications background and has spent his life on boats and general maintenance tasks. Andy brings a valuable different set of knowledge and skills to the team and always has a solution for any problem.