Charmian has been involved in sailing in Scotland in various forms for over 30 years. This included dinghy racing and instruction on the East Coast and in the Moray Firth, as well as cruising on larger yachts extensively on the West Coast of Scotland.

After owning their own yacht for several years and offering yacht charters on a one boat basis, Charmian and her husband Mark bought the then Sleat Marine Services which had five yachts in 1998. Over the years, they have modernised and extended the charter fleet with a series of new boats and became incorporated as Isle of Skye Yachts in 2002 which makes them currently the longest serving Management team in the Scottish Charter Sector. They have always strived to improve standards in the industry by maintaining the yachts to the highest professional standards and offer first class customer service. As a result of this, the company has won several tourism Awards bringing the yacht charter industry up to the same standards as more mainstream accommodation and activity providers.

Their company also offers boatyard services and provides moorings for visiting yachts so she has a broad knowledge of how the sailing industry works, particularly in more remote areas. Charmian is tireless in her enthusiasm about sailing and Scotland and likes nothing better than introducing newcomers to the concept of what Scotland has to offer sailors both, by occasional articles in the Practical Boat Owner magazine or on the Sail Scotland stand at a Boat Show.