New Harbour Commissioners

Lymington Harbour Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Harbour Commissioners with effect from 1st May 2021.

Philip Naylor

Philip has worked in various sectors of the marine industry for over 45 years, initially serving at sea as a deck officer on passenger ships and then ashore where he was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of a fleet of cruise ships.

Philip was previously the Director of Maritime Safety & Standards for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in Southampton. His role there included advising Ministers about the policy requirements for all areas of maritime safety, pursuing UK national interests through the International Maritime Organisation and promoting growth in the number of ships registered in the UK.

He has lived in the Hythe area for over 25 years and currently works for a leading yacht management company based in London.

In his spare time Philip can often be found walking in the Lymington nature reserve and around the Keyhaven Marshes, where he and his wife enjoy identifying the variety of birds which visit the area through the seasons.

Paul Harrison

Paul holds a senior position of Sales Director for Garmin UK and IRE where he and his teams are responsible for the marine division as well as all things active within the brand. His work background is mainly within Sales and General Management as well as time working overseas within the International yachting industry. Paul is passionate in ensuring the waters are open and accessible to all. This passion led him to be a member of the Salterns committee helping to maintaining opportunities for all local children.

Paul grew up in Lymington and now lives here with his wife and two children. Paul has been a regular user of the river from sailing with the 9th Lymington Scouts during the 80’s to regularly competing within the local keel boat events.

Paul is proud to be also an active member of the Lymington Lifeboat crew. Paul is also a mooring holder and a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

Paul Harrison’s first term commences 1st May 2021 succeeding Bill Peach who retired on 30th April 2021.

Philip Naylor is co-opted from 1st May 2021 to 11th January 2022 and his first term commences 12th January 2022 when he succeeds Andrew Richards who retires on 11th January 2022.

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