Meet the Team

  • Ben Walker from Blue Lagoon Marine

    Ben Walker

    Founder

    Ben oversees and leads the business and development of Blue Lagoon Marine across all areas both domestically and internationally. Taking on an empty boatyard at the age of only 19 was the beginning of Blue Lagoon Marine and since September 2017, the company has continued to grow exponentially. With a like-minded team, Blue Lagoon Marine constantly strives for success and always looks for new and exciting opportunities within the industry. You are most likely to find Ben at his laptop or on the phone!

  • Richard Dodd from Blue Lagoon Marine

    Richard Dodd

    Head of Engineering 

    Richard and Ben teamed up during the COVID-19 period and quickly recognised the need to expand. Richard is an integral part of our team, overseeing and managing all of our engineering and services. With many years’ experience in the marine industry and a boat owner himself, Richard has an invaluable knowledge of all things boats. Richard is also responsible for leading our logistics, skippering, and surveys. In his spare time, Richard enjoys good food, learning new languages and getting out on his motorbikes!

  • Liam Bennett from Blue Lagoon Marine

    Liam Bennett

    Head of Sales 

    Liam joined us in 2021 looking for a more challenging role after having previously worked in the City for a multinational bank. With a degree in Business with Economics, Liam prides himself on efficiency and manages day to day of all of our sales in the UK and across Europe. With a keen passion for sales, Liam works closely with both buyers and sellers providing them with a 5 star service from start to finish. When not managing deals, Liam enjoys travelling, keeping fit and watching his beloved Chelsea FC.

  • Maarten Meessens

    Sales Côte d'Azur

    Maarten has recently completed his Yacht Master and represents all sales across the French Riviera. As such, Maarten is well placed to assist with all Yachting requirements and can do so in a number of languages including English, French and Dutch. Having met for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2022, Maarten was instantly a perfect fit for the team, with a very enthusiastic approach as we grow our presence across Europe. Residing just outside Monaco, you’ll find Maarten exploring the Riviera in his JCW Mini or watching the F1 (especially during the Monaco Grand Prix!).

  • Piotr Flak from Blue Lagoon Marine

    Piotr Flak

    Engineer

    Piotr has a wealth of experience working with big machinery in various industries, and is a fantastic problem solver and solution finder.  Working closely with Richard, Piotr will be found repairing, rebuilding or servicing our engines, inboard and outboard. Descending from Poland, Piotr enjoys visiting back home when time allows. Being a true petrolhead, he also has a huge passion for cars and enjoys watching the F1.

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    Claire Clark

    Administration 

    Claire has recently joined our team and is the front of house at our newly opened Cobbs Quay Marina office. Claire is highly efficient and deals with the administration aspects of the business to ensure the whole operation continues to run smoothly. Claire has a love for the gym and AFC Bournemouth!

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