Michael DyeBoatshed Grenada
About Michael Dye
I started working with Boatshed in December 2019.
What did you do before working with Boatshed?
I’ve been working as a professional sailor since 2009, involved in yacht deliveries,Yacht maintenance, yacht brokerage and sailing instruction… Teaching both RYA and ASA training schemes
Prior to 2009 my sailing had been on dinghy’s & sailing on a college friends fathers boat, out of the Hamble… although my first outing on said yacht, involved motoring across to the Isle Of White, partying the weekend (21stbirthday) and then motoring back.
From then on I was hooked, I guess it’s in the Genes ! Father- Royal Navy Fleet Air-arm Mother –Royal Navy Fleet Air-arm (Aircraft Mechanic class A) Quite an achievement back in the 50’s Brother – Yachtmaster
From then it was sailing holidays, dinghy racing and RYA training that took up my spare time, away from the building industry
What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
Definitely meeting people and listening to their boating stories
Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
Having owned yachts over the years – Warsash one design 1964 (Folk Boat hull) A Beneteau 1st 325 named WAFU (for all you ex RN sailors !) and a Formosa 51. I feel I have a rounded knowledge of yachts and the industry in general. Together with my 50,000+ nm sailing CV, my YachtmasterOcean, having worked as a Yachtbroker on Lefkada and of course instructing over 300 sailing students in both the UK, Greece and Grenada.
What is your most memorable boating experience?
To many to list but if I had to pick one it would be the night watch while doing an Atlantic crossing...OR...Seeing a student have a ''light bulb moment'' when they all of a sudden just get it.