Directors

Geoff Mayhill

CEO, British / New Zealand the CEO and a founder of Abel Yachts. Geoff was the General Counsel of Babcock & Brown and then General Counsel and a Director of the Prebon Group, advising on financing structures and corporate acquisitions. He is a founder and director of private equity businesses, Ekwienox and Chairman of the supervisory board of STX Services, a company based in the Netherlands specialising in environmental markets. He brings a wealth of management and financing experience.

Dr. Don Marshall

Technical Director, Canadian – founder of Abel Yachts responsible for management of Abel construction projects. Don, an associate member of Royal Institute of Naval Architects, brings with him 25 years of boat building and marine construction management experience. Companies such as Caribe Yachts, Benetti, Izar, Amels, and Jade Yachts have benefited from his input at the highest level. His diverse scope of knowledge, combined with his professional approach to projects and management, makes him highly respected within the industry. During his engineering career he has been responsible for the complete project management of many complex and technologically advanced projects around the world.

Grant Willis

Production Director, New Zealand founder of Abel Yachts. Grant is responsible for management and control of the construction of the Abel range of yachts. Grant was brought up around the water and boats. He built his first boat at the age of nine. Anything marine is close to Grant’s heart, hence his drive to provide a service of excellence for the marine industry. He spent his early career as a shipwright in Australia and New Zealand before establishing his own business specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of luxury yacht interiors.Helping clients design, plan and attain their dreams with their own vessels is his passion.