Cowes Yacht Haven, host to some of the world’s most prestigious events, has appointed a new Managing Director

Jon Pridham (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director of Cowes Yacht Haven, one of the homes of international boating since 1800, and host to some of the most prestigious sailing events, including Cowes Week and the Round the Island Race.

Jon, who also worked at Gunwharf Quays Marina for nine years, was appointed to lead the Isle of Wight marina and its Events Centre forward and develop its already sterling reputation within the marine and event industry. “I fell in love with Cowes Yacht Haven the first time I visited and knew I always wanted to work here,” said Jon. “The sailing here is world-class and nothing beats being able to get straight out onto the Solent within seconds.”

“I already have some great plans in mind to provide added value to berth holders and marina users and am looking forward to working with the team here to make them happen.”

John Dudley, Chairman of the Board, said: “We’ve been very successful as an event-based marina and have got to the point where we are ready to push this even further and move forwards again. This is why we wanted to bring in different expertise and I am certain that Jon’s experience in managing international marinas will help us retain our rightful place as one of the best in the world.”

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