Meet the Marina team


Nicola Horwell - Office Manager (W. Bates & Son)

Nicola now runs the W Bates Marina office and is responsible for the day to day management of all marina accounts and marina berth sales, Nicola also assists with accounting across all companies.

Nicola replaced Angela after her retirement 2016.


John Lapworth - Marina Manager

John has been with W. Bates & Son for over 30 years and is therefore a well known face to all our berth holders past and present. John is in charge of the running and presentation of the marina and also works the crane. In the old days he used to assist with the manufacture of the Bates Starcraft and Bates Astrals.

Chris Bates

Chris joined us in 2013 and helps with all aspects of the marina including assisting with the crane.