James Thomson


As the role of Captain, James oversees all aspects of your stay, making it a smooth, enjoyable and safe trip. From the very beginning he will be organising the itinerary with you and whilst keeping a keen eye on all departments he will be your guiding hand throughout your time on board and will be your first point of contact.

Captain James started his trade at a very young age, he learnt to drive boats in his early teens with his Uncle on the Solent, he then went on to drive day charters. He also enjoyed sharing his love for the water by teaching powerboating in this spare time. Towards the end of his degree in Mechanical Engineering he started to become involved in the Superyacht world and was offered his first international job just 3 days after his last university exam. Since then he has worked his way up from Deck/Engineer to Mate and as of Spring 2017 completed his Master 500 and was given the job of Captain on Marina Wonder. He has worked in New England, the Caribbean and nearly every shore in the Mediterranean. James has a love for water sports and snowboarding, as a keen wakeboarder himself and he will be able to get you up in no time. He is a cheerful Captain, who is always easy to approach and usually has a handy solution to everything. Having worked on Marina Wonder since 2012 it is safe to say he knows her like the back of his hand, James will make sure you arrive onto a safe and professional yacht and he and his team will make sure they do everything in their power to give you an enjoyable and memorable time on board.