Contact Phil Scott
Boatshed North Wales The Engine House, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1XU

About Phil Scott

I started working with Boatshed North Wales in January 2023

What did you do before working with Boatshed?
After working in thewater-sports and ski industries in the UK and abroad, I moved to Anglesey in1991 for the windsurfing and access to mountains and in my spare time, to study sport Science at Bangor. Upon graduating, I became head of windsurfing at Plas Menai, the National Water-Sports Centre for Wales and regional officer for the RYA in Wales and coach for the national windsurfing squad.

Wider interests took me to pursue a PHD in the evaluation of training and learning effectiveness at Bangor University, having won the largest research grant the University received that year. Two years later, after taking stock of life and careers, I moved full-time to the Caribbean skippering and managing luxury cruising yachts.

Seven years later, via a ski season in Colorado, a return to Anglesey heralded the start of Synergy Yachting, a sailing catamaran consultancy. At the same time, RibRide was launched to balance against thefluctuating nature of the yachting industry. Now, alongside RibRide are The Marine Club, the first private members powerboat club created in the UK, a thriving boat yard and marine an RYA powerboat training centre and FoilRide, the first and foremost electric foilingcentre in Britain.

What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
Boatshed is a world leading team helping people with some of the biggest purchase decisions they may make. To be part of this process is to help more people through this and hopefully into a better boating life.

Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
Both - I grew up sailing, lived on a sailing yacht and now also run a RIB business as well as still kitesurfing, windsurfing and foiling in my spare time. I'm probably better described as a water person.

What is your most memorable boating experience?
Without hesitation, cruising the Los Roques archipelago just north of Venezuela. A not too remote but super quiet and untouched jewel which is just off the beaten track. Sitting halfway up the mast, gunk holing some of the most amazing windsurfing spots. If you dont know it - google it. Then buy a boat and go there. If you need help, thats why we are here.