My original specialty was suspension and chassis design for race cars, including WRC and F1. I left motorsport and moved into the maritime sector, working first on a high-performance military powerboats and then starting my own design company, focusing on marine and automotive engineering, and vessel data monitoring, with customers including Royal Marines, US Coastguard and offshore windfarms.
Below you will find details of various projects I have completed over the years
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I launched AVANTI International to target 4m to 6m luxury tender market.
Includes electric propulsion versions, with autonomous driving in development.
Inshore Vessel Monitoring System
In 2022 / 2023 the England Under 12 metre commercial fishing fleet was required to install GPS tracking devices by the Marine Management Authority, MMO.
As the main supplier of I-VMS, we installed approximately 1000 devices, a significant greater number than any other supplier.
Unfortunately, due to a witch hunt and coverup by the MMO, this project was cancelled in 2023.
The case with authorities continues.
Offshore Wind is at the beginning of a journey of worldwide adoption as a significant source of energy production. Every major economy with access to suitable coastline has committed to investment in this industrial sector.
To compete with fossil fuels and nuclear energy, costs across the entire life cycle of the wind turbine must be reduced. With existing technology, access to the offshore structures is limited by the sea conditions to 200 days a year.
Our innovation will allow access to the wind turbines over 300 days per year, improving efficiency and reducing the overall cost of offshore wind by up to 3%.
SeaTRAX has been purposely designed to meet the requirements of the transfer vessels in the commercial maritime sector, including pilots, offshore windfarms, and fishing.
Real-time information on vessel impacts and motions is clearly displayed allowing decisions to be based on the local offshore conditions, protecting personnel from injury during transfers. Integrated sensors monitor accelerations around the vessel protecting equipment from damage.
SeaTRAX was developed in collaboration with PD Ports in the UK and the Australian Reef Pilots to provide a system that directly meets their needs.
SeaTRAX assists the vessel operator during the transit and transfer phase, allowing the skipper to monitor all motion parameters rather than relying on significant waves as the main limiting factor, increasing the operational window.
The Vessel Impact and Motion Monitoring System (VIMMS) is designed as a direct response to the maritime industry’s requirement to monitor crew and vessel levels of shock and vibration on both crew and vessels during operations in waves and at high speeds.
VIMMS includes a helm unit and two remote sensors for measuring accelerations on the vessel structure and at the helmsman’s seat.
Twin LED display provides simultaneous information on the impacts received by the vessel and crew.
Configurable settings allow the operator to set relevant thresholds to match LEDs response to the vessels expected operating conditions.
In partnership with Shockwave.
Helios Touch is a modular wall light that uses moveable hexagon panels to design a unique artwork.
Turn the interior architecture of any space into the light source, swipe the wall and illuminate the path of your hand as it swipes across the surface. Match the mood by illuminating only the areas you touch.
Submerged & Unconscious Recovery Net
There is only 20 minutes to get a submerged casualties face out of the water and start CPR.
- Can be used with a high free board
- Dropped over the casualty from the vessel, does not need to be thrown or assembled on vessel.
- No rescuer has to enter the water
- The casualty is head out of the water within moments of arriving on scene
- Can be used in rough seas
- Cheap, simple, effective,
- won’t go out of date
Dyena OFFSHORE enables vessel operators to maintain operational oversight, maximising productivity and increasing wellbeing of staff.
A sophisticated marine monitoring system, developed in response to customer demand and engagement, it focuses on the industry-wide drive to reduce operating costs and improve safety.
Dyena OFFSHORE provides operational data that covers a wide range of offshore activities including vessel motion monitoring, crew tracking, system maintenance and remote working apps.
Various Packages are available depending upon requirements, from vessel warranty protection through to high resolution monitoring with multiple 6 axis sensors all collecting data for in depth studies on a vessels performance.
D-Cycle uses a split piston to completes the four engine strokes in a single crankshaft revolution.
Cyclic energy losses are reduced by using the top half for the low stress functions and the combined halves for the high stress compression and combustion functions.
The engine can now use the Atkinson thermodynamic cycle instead of the conventional Otto Cycle, bringing another layer of efficiency.
Reducing the piston strokes results in a smaller engine size , delivering the improvements in vehicle downsizing and weight reduction that the mainstream automotive industry requires.
BrEITLING Launch Event
LONDON, 26th November, 2014/- To celebrate the launch of the Breitling Emergency II, the Swiss watch brand hosted a party on board the iconic warship HMS Belfast in London.
I arranged for the Whitmarsh Stealth Boat to deliver the show watches to the event.
Side note: It was easier to arrange the logistics for a helicopter to film two boats shooting a .50 cal machinegun through the Solent than it was to drive a boat past Tower Bridge and perform in front of HMS Belfast.
Ford Focus TC3 Racecar
The TC3 International Series was a new global Touring Car racing championship announced to begin 2015.
The exciting new series aimed to restore the ‘Touring Car Pyramid’ concept of cars that can compete at national, regional and international level and will appear in several Formula One™ events.
The cars were high powered, looked impressive with excellent dynamics, but designed to be low cost to maintain, allowing the teams to produce exciting racing on a sensible budget.
Engine: Turbo-charged petrol 2.0-litre
Torque: circa 410Nm
Power: circa 320 Bhp
Shock Mitigating Seats
As modern maritime operations become increasingly faster, so too does the pressure on professional marine operators to push the limits of the their craft and crew.
Shock Seating products were designed for the toughest environments, protecting the crew and ensuring that they arrive at their destination in optimal condition.
Reducing fatigue and improving comfort during daily duties enhances operational efficiency whilst allowing the operator to meet their duty of care.
A design of custom radio control car for Nitrotek, a leading distributor in the UK who wanted their own high performance model.
Petrol engine with gearbox and brakes.
THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Supplier to world’s finest superyachts
Highest standards of British Craftsmanship
Bespoke designs, customised to the client’s desire
6 to 12 metre superyacht tenders and chase boats
Advanced Performance Interceptor Pursuit and Patrol Vessel
Carbon Fibre / Kevlar Construction
Bow mounted remote weapon station
Worlds Fastest Diesel Powerboat
Speed, performance and the ultimate in design and technology, combining the DNA and high performance of a supercar with superyacht detailing to create the world’s first true superboat.
Guinness World Record for World’s fastest production diesel powered boat.
Designed in a more affluent and excessive age, our customers were demanding a level of luxury previously unavailable in a boat capable of 80 miles an hour, with shock loads reaching 25g. Many of the components were custom made to ensure their suitability for the operating environment.
As seen on Top Gear, complete with carbon fibre toilet.
I organised a charity ball on the HMS PRESIDENT on the Thames London, we raised over £10,000 for 2 charities.
Naomi House Children’s Hospice & The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Fund.
Featured the climax of Chico’s record attempt for most gigs in one day to promote “Size Zero’s got to go”.
Specialising in suspension design, at Mitsubishi Motorsport I designed components throughout the car including composite components, mechanical assemblies, body shell and roll cage.
Designed a beskoke shock absorber system with a
completely new method of providing accurate damping characteristics.
PENSKE RACING SHOCKS
Designed and manufactured custom shock absorbers
- Formula 1
- Formula 3
- Le Mans Sports Cars
- Touring Cars
- Automotive prototypes
Provided race engineering and track support.
Also designed various products for SPA Design.