Marsport - The big little company!
With our global reputation for boat design and manufacture, combined with our busy and successful reading shop - you may be surprised to find out we're still run by a relatively small team of staff. Established back in 1981, Marsport has grown from humble beginnings to a company with a world wide reputation.
Our current staff team are as follows:
Craig Hill: Managing Director
Craig started paddling with Adventure Dolphin in 1987 and has dabbled with pretty much every discipline out there. Pangbourne nudged him into the coaching scheme and he's qualified in kayak, canoe, sprint/marathon racing & whitewater racing.
Over the years he's competed in K1, K2, C1 and C2 even winning the 2004 Waterside series and the DW C1 class.
Recent times with taking over the shop and a young family has meant less time on the water, but you can expect him back in his c1 or a playboat fairly soon.
Claire Hill: Financial Director
You can't run a business like this without being passionate about the sport. Claire and Craig met paddling, and never looked back. Craig even proposed to Claire on the weir at Plattling on a playboating holiday round Europe! These days Claire has temporarily hung up her playboat to look after the family, but still ventures out in open canoe on family trips from time to time.
Pip Ede: Everything else!
As an ex international sprint and marathon paddler, Pip has since broadened his horizons and discovered the fun offered by playboating and white water paddling. His roles are many and varied - helping the business develop and maintaining the day to day running of the business - when he's not slacking off to go paddling with the Uni club!
Company Number 1600587 - VAT Number 438 1616 49
Wokingham Waterside Centre
Thames Valley Park Drive