Meet The Team

Paul Mallett

Joint Managing Director

Paul has worked in the yachting sector for over 25 years. He comes from an engineering background that has stood him in good stead for all aspects of the marine service industry. Paul is an experienced Yachtmaster, having  sailed over 70,000 sea miles in a variety of yachts as crew and skipper, and has extensive knowledge of boats of all shapes and sizes.

Since setting up Bluewater Algarve in 1999, Paul has built up considerable experience and knowledge in yacht consulting in various areas. With over 18 years experience as a yacht broker in the Algarve and throughout Portugal, Paul brings unrivalled knowledge, contacts and experience to Bluewater Algarve. 

Chris Willis

Joint Managing Director

Chris comes from the commercial shipping sector having spent 8 years at sea as a navigating officer in the British Merchant Navy before following a commercial career in maritime information services in London. After a successful management buyout in 2001, Chris and his co-directors achieved significant growth in the company until it was sold to a US multinational in 2008.

After a year sailing across the Atlantic and back with his family, Chris joined Bluewater Algarve in 2010, focussing on yacht services.

Patricia Sousa

Brokerage Administrator

Patricia brings 10 years experience in office management and interacting with clients to her role in the brokerage office. Dealing with incoming queries and calls as well as handling day to day office admin duties, Patricia keeps the brokerage office running smoothly and efficiently.

Ashlea-jayne Mallett


Ashlea, currently studying for an FDA in Business Enterprise at University College Birmingham, brings unrivalled customer facing skills and enthusiasm to her role assisting the joint managing directors in running the company. Fluent in Portuguese and English, Ashlea has built up her knowledge of yacht brokerage and office administration throughout the past two years at Bluewater. 

Ricardo Lopes

 Yacht Broker

Ricardo is an experienced yacht-master with 15 years experience sailing a variety of different yachts. He is also a qualified naval architect and brings significant technical and practical experience to his role as a yacht broker for Bluewater Algarve.  

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