John JohnsonBoatshed Essex
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About John Johnson
I started working with Boatshed Essex in October 2022.
What did you do before working with Boatshed?
After leaving school I joined the Royal Navy as an electronic warfare specialist. I served for six years on three different ships (two frigates and an aircraft carrier). After leaving, I worked in various jobs before starting my own insurance business in 2008. At its peak, the business had 11 staff. I sold the business in 2015. I also volunteered in the RNLI (Southend) for just over two years before moving to Billericay.
What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
Having been around boats since the age of eight, I have wanted to work in a position where I can enjoy my passion at the same time as helping others to realise their dream of finding their perfect boat. I love the forward thinking approach of Boatshed, so it is great to be able to work with them.
Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
Personally, I prefer motor boats.
What is your most memorable boating experience?
My most memorable experience of being afloat is getting caught in hurricane force winds when I served on HMS Sheffield. It forged my passion for rough weather cruising!