In 2003, Jim’s new focus and natural drive would also involve his wanderlust for travel again when he took a contract to design and build a clinical treatment facility in West Sussex. For research, he once again travelled to the USA and the Netherlands before returning to his home county of West Sussex to manage the design, integration and build of this substantial but necessary facility.
Jim has been a project manager, depot manager, transport manager, and commercial manager over his varied and exciting career. Now the sea had begun to whisper in his ear.
Sailing was Jim’s growing passion after a brief experience many years ago on a friend’s yacht grew. In fact, Jim was becoming utterly hooked on yet another mode of transport. This time, it was the sea calling him rather than terra firma, and as always, Jim’s passion became his work.
He decided to buy a yacht for himself and his wife, and for four years, they lived aboard “Stealaway”, travelling extensively across the open seas. Here is “Stealaway” in full sail on route to France.
This passionate affair steered Jim towards a new industry, and he ended up working in all things marine; the building, repairing and maintaining yachts and boats. Then he ended up selling, delivering, and teaching new yacht owners how to use their expensive acquisitions had this become his life for quite some time.