Tom joined the industry late compared to most captains having previously had a career in sales in London. 

During a sabbatical, he discovered the yachting industry and could never imagine working in an office again. 

Lucky to have grown up sailing in the Solent, he started his yachting career in sailing deliveries, moved into the charter world on an Oyster 56 before finally moving on to motor yachts in the 35m to 55m range.