Contact Martyn Smith
Boatshed Guernsey The Engine House,
Royal Clarence Yard,
Weevil Lane,
Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

About Martyn Smith

I started working with Boatshed Guernsey in May 2024.

I have been boating since a young age, doing everything from cruising, fishing, and recreational diving. I have always had a passion for boats and hold a number of RYA qualifications including Yachtmaster, safety and other certificates. Through my years of experience, owning, building and maintaining a variety of boats including 3 different Aquastar 27's and my current co-owned boat, a Rodman 1250, I have gained a huge amount of experience in all aspects of boating. One of the most recent projects I have been lucky enough to be a part of, is the discovery and TV documentary "The Hunt for Lady Olive & The German Submarine".

What did you do before working with Boatshed?
I started as a marine engineer having worked for local engineering firms and also boat builder Aquastar. I then moved into various industries over the years in management positions and qualified as an accountant. I started Ocean Cobra Limited in 2008 and since then we have carried out Charter work, Yacht Brokerage, Gardiennage and Maintenance Management.

What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
Having worked in yacht brokerage for many years we wanted to expand our business and choosing a partnership with Boatshed was an obvious choice due to their large market reach, powerful platform and business values which align perfectly with ours.

Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
I have always been a motor boater. Maybe one day I will get the opportunity to start sailing too.

What is your most memorable boating experience?
Building a 38ft boat to MCA Cat 2 specification which was used by us for charter work around the Channel Islands for several years. We then sold the boat and delivered it from Guernsey to Dover where the new owners continued the journey to its new home port in Sweden.