James Fraser

JAMES FRASER – Managing Director

Like most of us, James was a keen boater from an early age. In 1989 he decided to give up selling slit steel coils and moved to NYA to sell boats. Seeing opportunities for growth, he became the sole owner of the business in 2003. Since then sales have more than doubled and new alliances have been forged with Haines Marine. Services have widened with the development of the NYA Service Centre and moorings at Brundall Harbour. He is an enthusiastic supporter of many boating events.

Matt Sampson

MATT SAMPSON – Sales Manager

Matt came to NYA in 2005 with a degree in maritime business studies and a spell in business-to-business sales. He specialises in new and used boats. Boating was a family passion when he was growing up in Norfolk – indeed the family were customers of NYA so we were not unknown to each other.

Sam Weston

Sam Weston – Junior Broker

Sam joined NYA in 2014 when, having joined Great Yarmouth College to study engineering, he was taken on by us as an Apprentice Engineer with our Service Centre. Sam also covered some Saturdays in our Sales Office and when an opening became available at Christmas, he decided he would like to give selling a try. With his engineering background and his friendly nature – he is doing a great job!

Louise Wilkinson


Louise joined as PA to James Fraser in January 2012 . Many customers will know Louise from her 16 years at Broom Boats. As well as keeping James in order, she handles the newsletters and emails that keep customers up to date.  She also deals with the bookings and paperwork for the Cruising Club.

Danni Casey

DANNI CASEY – Administrator

Danni joined NYA in 2010. She was new to boats having previously worked as a mortgage broker she is well used to handling paperwork efficiently – and is comfortable with large numbers. Danni will deal with all the details of your sale or purchase.


Chris Cooper

CHRIS COOPER – Sales Manager

Chris has been selling for NYA since 1998, the last six as Sales Manager. He grew up in Hickling messing about with dinghies and canoes. Going into the retail business, he had the distinction of being the youngest Halfords store manager. In his search for a new challenge he responded to an ad without knowing it involved boats – a happy coincidence that has served him well. Today he relishes the new challenges of bigger, more technically advanced and higher value boats as NYA continues to expand.

Jason Harper


Jason moved to Norfolk in 2000 to work with NYA. He has recently taken on a sales role after previously working for NYA in IT and office management. He’s worked around the UK in the boating business since leaving school. Although he enjoys boating, Jason’s main leisure activity is gliding.  Among his accomplishments he wrote new software for managing all our sales information.

Chris Gaster

CHRIS GASTER – Administrator

Chris joined NYA in 2015. With a passion for Broads holidays and boating he started his career working for a norfolk based hire boat company. Having recently moved in to boat sales he joined NYA as administrator to fill the demand of our expanding company. He will deal will all the details of the purchase or sale of your boat as well as showing potential customers aboard.

Rachel Perry

RACHEL PERRY – Administrator

Since 1996, Rachel has seen a huge increase in the depth of paperwork required to buy and sell boats. Today she concentrates on gathering all the information on new boats offered for sale as well as answering questions from potential customers and showing visitors around.


Mark Suckling

MARK SUCKLING – Service Manager

Mark is widely known as Speedo – which relates more to swimwear than an interest in instrumentation. Mark and his team check boats over, prepare them for sale and carry out maintenance and repairs. A qualified skipper, he has worked with boats since leaving school. Mark joined NYA in 2006 and he has kept pace with the increasing sophistication of the boats he looks after.

Shaun Partridge


After nine years in charge at French Marine in Rackheath, Shaun has joined NYA to take care of our retail service business, leaving Service Manager Mark Suckling to concentrate on growing demand for preparation of stock boats for sale and warranty work. Shaun is fully trained on Volvo Penta, Nanni, Yanmar and a wide range of outboards. He will be building on the strong reputation of our Brundall Service Centre

Pete Young


Pete is no stranger to Brundall or many of our NYA customers as he has been boating here since first coming with his parents in 1963. His early working life was as an accountant in the City of London before moving to Norfolk and spending 8 years working as a Business Manager at Aviva. In 2015, we coaxed Pete out of retirement to take on the administration duties of the service centre and our after sales team. Whatever your servicing requirements, contact Pete at our Brundall office.

Simon Porter


Anthony Clarke


Chris Stones


Karl Knowles – Boat Builder

Tracey Thompson

TRACEY THOMPSON – Multiskilled Technician

Kevin Brown


Garry Wright


Kevin Pilkington


Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper – Apprentice Engineer