It is a sad fact that, to many, the first question that should be asked when buying a boat is not, "can I afford it?".... but, "have I got enough spare time to fully appreciate and use it?".
Boats left idly standing in the marina are like horses left out to pasture. They won't be fit when you visit and they will never win the Grand National.
Boats demand constant care and maintenance to keep them in full working order. The reward is beautiful nights on anchor, the thrill of sailing or motoring in wonderful locations and the privilege of space and a clear view of the horizon. For some it is the thrill of speed or close quarter racing for others it is the calm tranquillity.
Whatever your motivation, a boat is a major investment. Our aim is to take care of that investment on your behalf, ensure it is in perfect working order and in the correct location so you can enjoy an ideal cruising holiday every time you step aboard.
Cpt. John Bowker is qualified to Operate Commercially Motor and Sail Boats up to 200 tonnes.
He holds a British Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster qualification with Commercial Endorsements.
He started in watersports sailing dinghys and waterskiing in UK before developing a passion for Windsurfing wave sailing and speed trials. He qualified as a Windsurfing Instructor and travelled to pursue his passion.
His technical history started with a B.Sc in Metallurgy and Materials Sciences. He worked on Design and development projects in marine and motorsport before taking up a pragmatic engineering role as Product Director for a London based design company.
In 2006 he set up Nautica Embarko based in Alicante, Spain. Embarko provides bespoke and specialist marine services. In addition to delivering yachts and boat restorations he has provided bespoke engineering services to a main Sessa importer and completed Honda Rigging and Engineering courses up to 300HP. Though a lover of tradition, he is an experienced multi-hull sailor.
Still a keen water-skier and occasional windsurfer John focusses his business services on clients and boats 15-35mtrs. who require a holistic approach to engineering and boat care, along with deliveries and skippering services.