Richard Hewett announces his retirement

Published on 19 December 2019

We are sad to announce that Richard Hewett will be retiring as director of Clipper Marine this Christmas, after more than 30 years at the helm of various successful businesses within the industry.

Richard’s career started over thirty years ago Peters PLC, Northshore and then Peters Opal. Upon their closure, he then started Clipper Marine along with Matthew Attree. Richard is one of the key people who has driven the Bavaria brand from a small unknown German manufacturer to the major force that it is today within the British market.

Over the years Richard has represented many different brands in the UK & Spain including Azimut, Bavaria, Benetti, Bryant, Greenline, Island Packet and Legend Yachts.

Richard could always be relied upon for the benefit of his huge knowledge and kindness. If anyone needed help, Richard would be there to support them, whether that be for boating or personal reasons.
It’s a sad loss for the team and he will be missed by customers & colleagues alike. We wish Richard and his family all our very best for his retirement. We hope he knows that he will be missed.

If you would like to send some words to Richard, please drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make sure he gets your messages.

Richard Hewett announces his retirement