Stephen started sailing at a very early age on family holidays exploring the West Coast of Scotland, and has raced and cruised around Europe, Scandinavia, the US East Coast, and the Caribbean.

His boat business employment started in 1988 at Euroyachts in Glasgow which was at that time was the head office for the sales and distribution of Jeanneau yachts around the UK. When Euroyachts took over the boat sales and brokerage at Troon Yacht Haven in 1994 they appointed Stephen as the yacht broker.

In 1998 he took up the position of Marina Manager at Troon Yacht Haven and was soon made a Director – over 20 years later he is still in this role!

Stephen still enjoys boating around the West Coast of Scotland and up until recently had an active role serving as Vice Commodore of the Clyde Cruising Club and Chairing the Scottish Series.