Markham Marine Boat Delivery & Own Boat Tuition

Experienced, personal, professional 



We provide a high quality boat delivery service, alongside personalised and tailored tuition services. 

Our primary aim is to help you enjoy your boat and use of it.  We understand the importance of providing a relaxed and bespoke service, so that owners and their crews have the time and support to learn the skills and gain the experience they need to enjoy their boat.  Working in this way we can: 


  • Deliver new boats, with or without owners, to new homes

  • Provide you with tuition on your boat, from preparing it for sea, berthing and mooring, to day sailing and longer passages

  • Show you how to carry out routine maintenance, such as engine servicing and winterising etc.

  • Provide you with advice and guidance on passage planning, navigation and running your boat

  • Take your boat to holiday destinations and return

  • Provide guidance on passage planning and night sailing 

  • Provide preparation for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore exams

  • Help you prepare and show you what to do if you have machinery or boat system failure on passage

The best thing is to get in touch and ask, because we can probably help. 


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Chris has sailed all types of boats with his family, from dinghies to canal barges.  He has built his experience cruising on mono and multi-hull vessels, whilst sailing with children and pets along the way.  Markham Marine Services also works with other qualified skippers and crew, who bring diverse skills such as marine surveying, engineering and trawler work, alongside boat handling and sailing skills.

Chris: 'I'm privileged to combine working with a wide range of interesting people, with my passion for boats, sailing and living on them. Over the years I have sailed, owned, refit and delivered numerous boats and have enjoyed the waters of the North Sea, Mediterranean, English Channel and Channel Islands, as well as our historic and beautiful inland waterways. During this time I've become RYA qualified from Sea Survival to Yachtmaster and never lost my interest in boats, or my keenness to share it.'

Sunset Sailboats



  • Prout Event 34. Long Pole Reach Essex to Ramsgate

  • LM 27 Motor Sailer.  Maldon to Newhaven

  • Moonraker 350.  Island Harbour Marina Isle of Wight to Bursledon, River Hamble

  • Steadfast 30 . North Cambridge to Bangor, North Wales

  • Jaguar 27.  Scarborough to Amsterdam 

  • Westerly Pageant.  San Malo to Ryde, Isle of Wight

  • Sadler 32. River Crouch to River Exe

  • Hustler 30. Tollesbury Marina, River Blackwater to Chichester Marina

  • Kent 27. North Fambridge Yacht Haven to Brightlingsea Marina

  • Broom 41. North Fambridge Yacht Haven to Birdham Pool, Chichester

  • Beneteau Oceanis 311. River Crouch to Dartmouth

  • Duellist 32. Chatham Marina, Medway, Kent to Lowestoft Haven Marina, Lake Lothing, Suffolk

  • Feeling 346.  Eastbourne to River Crouch

  • Moody 29. Burnham on Crouch to Hayling Island

  • Steadfast 30.  Brightlingsea to North Fambridge 

  • Fairline Phantom 40. River Crouch to Shepperton Marina

  • Folkboat. Hamble Point to Ramsgate

  • Shetland 22. Bradwell Marina to Fambridge Yacht Haven

  • Gemini 105 MC. Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne to Hartlepool Marina, Teeside.

  • Leisure 29.  East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight to Poole Yacht Club, Dorset.

  • Westerly Storm (33). Chichester Marina to Plymouth Yacht Haven.

  • Sealine 23. Maldon River Blackwater to Fambridge Yacht Haven, River Crouch

  • Centurion 32. River Crouch to Gosport, Portsmouth

  • Cal 36. North Fambridge Yacht Haven to Plymouth

  • Westerly Griffon. North Fambridge to Brighton Marina

  • Kip Holman 34' Wooden, long keel sloop. Levington, Suffolk to Cowes Isle of Wight

  • Fairline 40. Lowestoft Haven Marina to Bridgemarsh Island

  • Kingfisher 22. Harwich to Cowes

  • Westerly Discuss. Shortpole Reach to Port Solent, Portsmouth.

  • Invader 22.  North Fambridge to Walton on the Naze

  • Hunter Legend 33  Chichester Harbour to River Blackwater

  • Princess 37. River Crouch to St Katherine's Docks, London

  • Elizabethan 23.  Woolston to Newport, Isle of Wight

  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 31. Ipswich to North Fambridge

  • Prout Quest Multihull. Gosport to Cherbourg

  • Oceanic 31 Multihull. Chichester Harbour to River Crouch

  • Princess 41. Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Suffolk to Folly Moorings, River Medina, Isle of Wight

  • Westerly Centaur. Essex Marina to Brightlingsea Marina

  • Classic Folk Boat. Maldon to North Fambridge




"I needed to sail my new boat 180nm to its new mooring in Hampshire and asked Chris to skipper the boat for this journey, with me as 1st mate and my brother for company.


I was impressed the minute Chris stepped onboard; safety first and  Chris intuitively gauged our abilities, evaluated the boat, spent time discussing the journey and our expectations and made us feel completely at ease and confident about the journey ahead.


The journey did not pass without its incidents although none of these were attributable to Chris!  I can sincerely say I learnt more in the few days sailing under Chris’ expertise than all my previous experiences combined. 


So how do I sum up our experience? If you want a person who is an intelligent, knowledgeable sailor, who is practical, calm in a crisis (we had 1 or 2), funny and an absolute joy to sail with, I would recommend Chris.

Thank you Chris for such an excellent time, a steep learning curve with so many laughs."

Glen, L



If you feel that we can help please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss our needs and tailor whatever would be helpful to you in owning and enjoying your boat.  Please feel free to contact us through our email or mobile number below.  We look forward to hearing from you, Chris.

Mobile: 07941440846

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