Mark Wattrus was born on the coast of Durban, South Africa and started his journey into Yachting at an early age. Growing up on the coast, Mark found a passion in free dive spearfishing having been trained under the guidance of world record holder, Trevor Hutton. The underwater life ultimately pushed Mark to pursue a life on the water.
Straight after boarding school, Mark’s sailing abilities were recognized, and he was awarded a bursary to obtain his 200 Ton Captains licence. Mark set sail, skippering his first 50ft Catamaran to Madagascar at the age of 19 and progressed onto large internationally acclaimed sailing Yachts before coming back to Catamarans.
Mark has spent his career leading expedition style fishing and diving charters, yacht deliveries, and for the last several years running luxury live aboard charters in the Seychelles, Madagascar, East Africa and several islands in the Caribbean chain.
It was in the engine room, under the guidance of an Argentinian engineer, that Mark started to focus on Marine systems as a Yacht technician. He has spent a considerable amount of time with boat manufacturing companies and in boat repair facilities overseeing refits and repair work on large Catamarans. More recently, Mark has been employed as a Director of Operations managing the build and delivery of two 57ft Luxury Catamarans.
With several transatlantic and Indian ocean crossings under his belt, Mark has spent the last decade sailing around the world and has found his passion in sharing his knowledge.
Mark now joins The Multihull Company as associate broker in the Caribbean. With a strong set of ethics, and a relationship orientated approach, Mark will provide a holistic view towards the purchase or sale of your catamaran.