Jeff Houlgrave, senior associate of Gosport-based Marina Projects Ltd, has been appointed chairman of Superyacht UK (SYUK). He has been an SYUK committee member for a number of years.

Houlgrave comments: “I am pleased to be able to take on this role with the support of Marina Projects. SYUK represents the best of British and will work hard to promote its members on the international stage with the ultimate goal of increasing the UK’s market share of the world market. I look forward to working with my committee and the wider industry to meet the challenges that the industry faces.”

“Jeff’s appointment as Chairman of SYUK recognises his significant contribution to the committee,” says Mike Ward, managing director of Marina Projects. “Marinas and the associated infrastructure are a keystone of the industry and I have no doubt that Jeff’s experience and market knowledge will be of real benefit to SYUK and its members. We look forward to supporting him in this new role.”