Helping you get the most from berthing here.

Whether you are a permanent berth-holder or a visitor you will receive the help and support of a dedicated and friendly team.

Karl Brunton

Managing Director

With a background in business management and customer services Karl took over as Managing Director in 2005. Karl has successfully guided the business through significant changes since taking the helm, including purchasing the freehold of the site, overseeing two dredging operations and constructing a new dock and hoist on site. Karl’s main focus is on ensuring he and the team deliver an exceptional customer experience and he is continuously looking for ways in which to increase and improve the services provided.

Claire Brunton

Marketing Director

Claire joined the team in 2014 and is responsible for marketing strategy, customer communications, branding, PR, events and development planning.

Claire’s background is in legal services marketing and business development and she spent ten years working for a firm with offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds and London. Originally from Scotland she has happy memories of sailing with her parents in Arisaig.

Diane Darby

Book Keeper and Office Assistant

Diane joined the team in April 2018 and has implemented a number of processes to streamline our accounting procedures.

Diane has a strong financial background with experience of working for a small business. She has significant customer services experience and ensures a warm welcome for all.

Diane spent many years fishing out of Seahouses and can advise on finding the best fishing spots around the Marina.

Mick Irwin

Marina Assistant

Mick is a hugely experienced yachtsman who brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to the team. Mick provides assistance to customers, carries out boat lifting and moving and boat and site maintenance – there are few issues he can’t find a solution for!

Mick regularly participates in Coquet Yacht Club races and is always happy to provide tips and suggestions for cruising destinations.

Christine Butler


Christine joined us in November 2022. A vital member of the team Christine is responsible for the exceptionally high standard of cleanliness of the shower and toilet blocks and other facilities at the marina.

Steven Simm

Marina Assistant

Steven joined the team in July 2020. Steven is highly skilled at operating our boat moving equipment and hoist. He served his apprenticeship and worked for many years at a local boat yard before joining the Amble Marina team. As well as boat lifting and moving Steven carries out security checks, site maintenance and repairs and provides assistance to customers.

Steven has been a member of the RNLI lifeboat crew serving on both the Inshore and Offshore Lifeboats in Amble for over 18 years.