Meet the team

What an amazing team we have,family and close friends to build a fun enjoyable environment. Everyone involved has a perfect set of skills to make our business grow exponentially 


Paul, owner of Maverick Boat Adventures (MBA) lives at the ocean playground of Seaford bay and decided a business with family and friends on the water would be his dream! Paul's been driving boats of all types since he was a kid and to date is a commercially endorsed boatman, holds a RYA Yacht master theory certification, a Ski Boat Driver Level 2 and a UKCC Level 2 instructor for wakeboarding and water skiing.   


Paul is the company's welfare officer and head instructor for all water sports activities and ocean boat trips. His aim is to build the business to cover all disciplines of water activities for all ages and abilities. 

Paul by trade is a mechanical design engineer and in his free time is a level 2 rugby coach to his local club, a PADI open water advanced diver, enjoys BBQ's on the beach and travelling around Europe with his family.


Sophie, wife of Paul and mother of their 3 children, is the chief officer/ first mate and company secretary for MBA. Sophie and Paul met on holiday and soon found they shared the same love for the ocean.  Together for over 10 years they travelled around Europe with their first boat called Paris. Sophie holds an RYA power Boat level 2 and maritime radio licence. She also is a professional photographer, level 2 gymnastics coach and an experienced wake boarder.

Sophie is Paul's first mate to all water sport activities, she ensures events and bookings run smoothly and handled efficiently.

Sophie's personality is as beautiful as she is and Paul is very fortunate to have her by his side. 

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Sarah joined the team in 2020 as head skipper for all private boat charters and regular tours. Sarah's been working around  the world for over 14 years with BA as cabin crew specialising in hospitality and has a BTEC in hospitality supervision.

Sarah has always been around boats and today is a commercially endorsed boatman with  years of experience in all key aspects of fire fighting, first aid and sea survival, she is a hugely  confident individual with any tasks at hand making her the perfect addition to make our company grow. 

Sarah loves snorkelling, wakeboarding and anything adrenaline, we are so excited to have her part of Maverick bringing fun and excitement to every day activities. 



Steve joined us as a skipper in 2020 to assist all boat charters and tours. Steve is a highly trained commercially endorsed Advanced boatsman with commercial driving experience as a freelancer for big salmon farm vessels. Steve has had many years working on the water and also under it as a PADI rescue diver involving guided dives and diver training. Steve is a great bloke to have behind the helm with his vast experience boat driving we are fortunate to have him on the team.



Toby, brother of Sophie and owner of a beach concession called Skipper Water Sports is a self driven entrepreneur. After opening a few businesses he arrives at Skipper Water Sports to bind his passion for the ocean with business. He is a motivated individual, excellent in prioritising and delivering programs and events. He holds a power boat level 2 and is working towards further achievements. Toby operates Skipper Water Sports from Seaford beach hiring paddle boards.

Toby takes his health and well being serious towards his passion for sport being a semi professional boxer representing Sussex and on the water a very good kite surfer, not to mention his daring tricks on a wake board. Toby is a great asset to MBA with his enthusiasm and fun nature allowing MBA operations to run smoothly alongside  Skipper Water Sports from Seaford beach. 


Paddy Powney owner of a beach concession called Skipper Water Sports. Paddy was born on a boat and raised by fish with skill's oozing from his skin and some even say he eats Krill. You cant go a day with Paddy without laughing till you dribble.

Paddy brings years of teaching and has been the face of water sport facilities in the South of France, Portsmouth and Poole to name a few. 

Paddy is great friend of the family and apparently Seaford best rugby player. He is proactive and  a dynamic management professional with an outstanding track record of success in leading and developing centres and programs on an international basis. MBA is thrilled to have Skipper Water Sports and the talented experienced individual as another great face to the business.