The North Devon Marine Project is a multi-disciplinary organisation. We strive to better understand our planet and its ever changing environment, with a deep connection to our natural world, we spread positivity and work with the ocean in mind.
Wayne founded The North Devon Marine project in 2019 after a profound experience with the remarkable Emily Penn, where he helped prepare her research yacht for eXXpedition, the world circumnavigation to study ocean plastic.
With 15 years of clean energy development, and with deployments around the globe, as an engineer Wayne is focusing his experience towards the decarbonisation of maritime. As a yachtsman and environmentalist his aim is to raise awareness to better understand the influence we have on the ocean and its influence on us.
"Partnered with key stakeholders, our mission is to change the norm, show realistic alternatives to traditional methods and inspire transformative change."
George joined the project in 2021. He is a sailor, engineer and keen environmentalist.
Based in Falmouth, George sails the electric sailboat, SV Muhuhu, George is passionate about providing solutions to make boating more sustainable in both manufacture, operation and end of life. George is the project lead for the NDMP Sail Electric campaign.
As a design engineer with years spent in the luxury motor yacht sector, this forged a passion to work towards a future in which marine industries can exist in harmony with our ecosystems.
Tom leads design, architecture and regulation conformity for the campaign.
As a Naval Architecture with over 15 years in the modern and traditional boatbuilding sector, Tom brings high value design and development to the project.
With over 100,000 miles sailed, one of the founding members of Ponzi class racing, to racing 150ft Schooners and delivering custom superyachts across oceans, Based in the Hamble, Southampton, Tom is committed to reaching net zero targets and advancing vessel design.
George leads strategic development.
With a distinguished 30+ year career in finance and investment across diverse markets and sectors, he provides his experience of strategic assessment and development to NDMP and the Sail Electric campaign.
Aged just 5 months, George was sailing before he could walk! He sailed (well his parents did) to France and back in a 16ft Silhouette. A governor member of the RNLI and member/sponsor at the Helford River Sailing Club, George is dedicated to the carbon negative maritime campaign in the Southwest.
Tom is a an experienced Shipwright.
Tom is a highly skilled Joiner, and GRP specialist. Based in Falmouth, Tom lives entirely off grid using solar on his smallholding in West Cornwall.
With a marine career spanning decades in the far Southwest, including operating as commercially endorsed Skipper, ex commercial diver and a highly experienced, and valued Project Manager for both leisure and commercial vessel refits.
Joachim started to focus his expertise as a lead electromechanical engineer on off grid Victron Energy systems. He loves how the current developments are giving access to sustainable energy to an increasing amount of people and projects around the globe.
Using his hands-on experience, he started creating custom Victron Energy diagrams to assist with off grid projects worldwide. Together with the well-fitted integration of Oceanvolt and Victron Energy, he helps North Devon Marine and Sail Electric to further accelerate marine decarbonisation.
Flore heads up sustainability from our base in North Devon.
With a keen eye for detail, and a talent for ethical development, Flore has degrees in business management and sustainable development and has been running an international off-grid energy company for over ten years.
Now focusing on issues closer to home, Flore is seeking viable alternative methods for day-to-day living within the Biosphere, supporting local sustainable initiatives and businesses. With a love for all animals, Flore enhances her connection to nature through natural horsemanship.
Phoebe is passionate about sustainability and marine conservation, and driven to increase public awareness.
Phoebe brings a vast knowledge of environmental policy and data analysis to the NDM project, paired with experience of stakeholder engagement and writing funding proposals.
She is currently studying an MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with the aim to influence conservation policy through scientific research and genetic data.
Mark joined the project after working with us to optimise his Bavaria 44 sailboat.
Mark brings a vast knowledge of systems integration and problem solving to the project, having worked with various multinational telecommunications organisations in solution design and architecture.
Improving the data acquisition and networking capability of our systems, Mark sails out from the Solent in Portsmouth, helping to network, develop and improve the data we gather on our journey.
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Woodland view, Coxleigh Barton, Devon, England, UK EX31 4JL
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