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With over fifty years of experience in and around Boatyards. P&D Marine Services offer a solution for any project within a boatyard, marina, or water course environment. If you need to move it, store it, lift it, we have a solution. Our team is highly experienced and qualified to understand the workings of a busy boatyard, marina or harbour and it’s for this reason why P&D Marine Services are the go-to people when customers need a solution for their projects.


James Burnell joined The Pontoon & Dock Company back in 2016. With the vision to start P&D Marine Services in 2018/19. James saw the need to have a dedicated business that could be the

‘go-to’ organisation for all matters relating to boatyards.


James has worked in the marine industry for well over 20 years. At both an operational and management/ supervisory level. His previous experience includes a large marina group as well as independent organisations. This included an extensive focus on boatyard operations. James is passionate about helping the industry to improve and modernise where required, with a strong mindset on safety. Delivering a high-quality service whilst being able to look at things from the customers' eyes. In fact, he was a customer of Pontoon & Dock!


James is a Certified Marina Professional under the Global Marinas Institute scheme. He holds a marine-focused degree. Amongst his many other relevant qualifications, he holds the RYA Yachtmaster. James also forms part of the assessor team under the TYHA Gold Anchor scheme. James is a LEEA trained inspector for lifting equipment in various disciplines. He often acts as a liaison between the boat yard sector and the lifting industry.


Barnaby Hayward has been with P&D Marine Services since 2021 following 14 years of operational management for a large marina group. Previous experience includes boat sales, service management and operating as a USCG licenced boat captain in the USA. Duties included towing and salvage, oil spill response and first responder to the 911 World Trade Towers disaster in New York.


Barnaby is a Certified Marina Manager under the Global Marinas Institute Scheme with OSHA and IOSH certified training for hazardous working environments and health and safety risk management.


Experienced in both commercial and recreational applications in the coastal and inland marine sectors for over 28 years, Barnaby has proven success delivering operational diagnosis and customised solutions.

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