Mark has been around boats and water all his life and has been a passionate multihull sailor since 1987 when he bought a Heavenly Twins to enjoy sailing with his young family. Mark joined the Heavenly Twins association, was appointed as Commodore for 7 years and then Cruising Secretary of the Multihull Owners Cruising and Racing Association for a further 8 years.
Mark has owned catamarans and trimarans from 8m to 16m and has cruised extensively in North European waters in UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Poland but has also sailed in beautiful sailing grounds further afield including Croatia, Portugal, Belize, Antigua, The Grenadines, Tahiti, and Auckland. Although primarily a cruising sailor, Mark’s sailing experience also includes 2 class wins in the Round the Island race on different boats.
Mark Jarvis has been with Multihull World (MHW) since 2003 and Managing Director since 2010. In that time Mark has been the principle sail tester for the boats that MHW sell and so he has sailed almost every brand in production. This, combined with his engineering degree, often allows him an insight into the faults and features of the multihulls sold by MHW and allows him to advise buyers on how each model suits their intended sailing agenda.
Mark has a Master’s degree in Engineering from Cranfield, an RYA Yachtmaster qualification and is an accredited ABYA Yacht Broker.
Jon has been sailing for 43 years, initially in dinghies and small cruisers but also family sailing in a Westerly Centaur cruising Biscay and South Coast UK for summer holidays. Over 30 years ago Jon bought an ex Admiral Cup ¼ tonner in an attempt to increase average sailing speed and range and quickly gained a taste for performance and speed. This “need for speed” naturally led into sailing and owning multihulls. His preference is for the lighter displacement and faster performance multihulls, from F18 dinghies to large racing multis and has made him somewhat of a multihull evangelist. He really enjoys the act of sailing and has always wanted to maximise his cruising area and explore further afield. Jon’s young family are often with him and have found that multihulls offer the comfort and volume afloat that a family need, and the ability to ground safely on beaches, and in the shallows, that are required of all family pirate ships and explorers!
He has sailed from both Kuwait and Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, in the Mediterranean from Italy and the South of France, whilst in the UK he has sailed on various lakes and reservoirs. He has undertaken many delivery trips along the South Coast, sailed to Holland and Germany a handful of times and France and the Channel Islands countless times. Now work and family commitments have him based on the South Coast and he sails in the Solent and the Channel Harbours, occasionally further afield along the French Atlantic coast.
He owns a Rapier 400 catamaran as a performance family weekender and holiday cruiser.
Jon joined MHW in 2016 and his role as Brokerage Director at Multihull World gives him plenty of opportunity to further extend his knowledge of, and interest in, fast light multihulls.
He has a degree in Economics, RYA qualifications in both sail and power, and is an accredited ABYA Yacht Broker.
Audrey has been sailing for 30 years, initially living on board/sailing away on an 8m Heavenly Twins catamaran with her husband and 18 month old son. Since then she has owned several different types of catamaran from pocket cruiser to performance cruiser – and now she and her husband and are involved in re-vamping a 12m Woods Rhea with a view to going long distance cruising at some point in the future (Brexit and CoVid 19 permitting!).
Her sailing has encompassed the West and South Coasts of England, Northern Europe and the Channel Islands and she has chartered catamarans in places further afield, always with a view to understanding other models.
Audrey joined Multihull World (MHW) in 2004. She is a stickler for vessel paperwork so when MHW are looking to sell a vessel, the paperwork has to be in order (both sellers and buyers please note)! Every vessel is unique and historic vessels certainly have their challenges where paperwork is concerned. From Proof of VAT to proof of ownership and everything in between – she will check it out.
Audrey holds an RYA Yachtmaster qualification.