Meet the Team: Andy Diehm – Clipper Sales

Andy Diehm: Clipper Sales

Role and Responsibilities: Clipper Sales including new vessel handovers, owner orientation and owner training. In addition to existing owner support and after-sales care.

How long have you worked in marine? A long time! I started my career in marine in 1975.

When I was young I wanted to be…. An architect!

Most memorable boating experience? Delivery of 35metre Catamaran from Freemantle WA to Yeppoon Qld in 1987.

Best piece of boating advice given? I have two gems of wisdom, which were shared with me when I first started boating.
1) When approaching another vessel, make your intentions known early and clearly.
2) If a collision is inevitable, the slower you are travelling at the time of impact, the better off you will be. So at all times it is best to manoeuvre gently, especially around other vessels and jetties.

Favourite boat / boat feature and why? I love the Cordova 52 for its safe, stable sea-keeping and comfort.

Describe yourself in 3 words? Devoted to family.

If I could travel to anywhere in the world on my boat where would it be? This would have to be through the Great Barrier Reef and on to scuba dive the waters off New Guinea.

Image shows Andy at work at Clipper HQ, Coomera.

Andy Diehm Pacific Motor Yachts