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Riding the Rapids


With an impressive list of top clients and quality service Synergy Yachting directors Tom Ashwell and Phil Scott tell Waterfront all about their fascinating life on the ocean waves


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uring our May issue, avid Waterfront readers will remember the trip the team took to the luxury holiday home park Plas


Coch. Upon enjoying the amazing spa, we were also treated to a day zipping across the waves of the Menai Strait, courtesy of the on campus Marine Club. Although we expected great things to come of this RibRide speedboat experience, we really weren’t prepared to be so exasperated by what was a perfect mix of thrills and beautiful scenery. Making the experience even better, learning about the amazing success story of Synergy Yachting directors Phil Scott and Tom Ashwell – who were our guides on the waves – really made us think we must return and explore the fantastic success story of Britain’s premier boating experience. Starting their seafaring lives as teenagers, they both left school and headed for the Caribbean where they would teach surfi ng to tourists before eventually becoming skippers of yachts. Ashwell refl ects, “I was stood on the beach looking at these large yachts admiring the windsurfi ng equipment they had strapped on the side, and thought I could do that. Going working on large yachts just seemed like a natural progression for me.” Scott continues, “It was not an easy thing to achieve and did take a number of years for us to get the qualifi cations


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