About Us

MarineGuard is a mature and financially stable company founded in 1998. Head quartered in Southampton UK, our loyal team maintain a wealth of experience and ensure we are a trusted partner in the security domain. In 2021 we opened our innovation centre where our R&D teams continually meet the ever-changing demands in maritime security.

The very nature of onboard security systems brings about a complexity that few companies would undertake.

MarineGuard have earned the trust of the market over 2 decades by consistently integrating layers of security and delivering projects on time and on budget. Our highly skilled team of designers, project managers and engineers are the credible ‘safe hands’ when it comes to marine security.

Since the early days, MarineGuard has grown organically to establish itself as a market leader developing solutions for offshore asset protection, commercial shipping and superyachts.

Our security systems provide a virtual bubble around a vessel or installation that recognizes and communicates changes in the surrounding security environment. We supply turnkey solutions that provide concentric layers of protection, covering long range outer and inner perimeters through to internal vessel security.

Meet Our Team

There are a number of teams including; Engineering (based in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands), Logistics, Business Development and Administration.

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Webb

As a former captain Richard has a wealth of experience at sea and managing his team.
MarineGuard Systems was founded 1998 with a vision of driving the marine security sector in a new direction.

Over the last 2 decades maritime threats have changed and technology is evolving.
Richard’s team continuously review threats and the changing security demands in the maritime domain.

Regularly consulting on projects, with a fastidious eye for detail and helping clients define their exact specification.

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Smith

Paul has been with MarineGuard since 2012 and has overall responsibility for project delivery. Working directly with the shipyards ensuring the security systems are integrated professionally and within the build timeframes. He is also responsible for the operational planning and deployment of MarineGuard personnel worldwide.

Before joining the company Paul served with the British Army for 24 years where he was deployed worldwide in a variety of roles and operations as well as an instructor at the world-renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Paul experienced active service on various tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.

Chief Technical Officer

Adrian Wheal

Adrian joined MarineGuard in August 2018 from a role with Rolls-Royce Submarines. Prior to that he served as a Marine Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, during his Naval career he spent several years underwater running Marine Engineering Departments with responsibility for all systems and equipment allowing the submarine to float/dive, move and fight this included the Nuclear Power Plant and all associated systems and equipment.

Adrian has worked with the Royal Marines in an operational and technology development role which also facilitated military parachuting. However the majority of his career to date has been spent in the Marine Engineering environment, refitting, refuelling and recommissioning old submarines, building new submarines, running the Royal Navy Marine Engineering School as well as Commanding a Defence Engineering Undergraduate Unit at the University of Southampton.

Adrian is an experienced Offshore Yachtmaster who skippered, trained and developed winning teams whilst running the Royal Navy Offshore Racing team for over 15 years. He has competed in most of the key blue water offshore races around the world, he continues to look for opportunities to get out on the water whenever possible.

Client Relationship Manager

Mark Goodwin

Mark Joined MarineGuard in 2014, having spent 15 years working on board yachts. Having completed several new build projects before relocating to the UK to work on a number of high profile projects.

In the industry for nearly 20 years, Mark spent 15 years working on board yachts. He also worked in New Zealand on a number of new builds before relocating to the UK to work on a number of high profile projects.

Senior Project Coordinator

Kent Johnson

Kent is an Electrical/Mechanical Engineer and has been with MarineGuard since 2005. He has a key engineering role in the projects team, involved in projects from inception to sign-off.

Kent has an established engineering background working in the fields of electrical/mechanical repairs and installations, as well as national and international equipment relocation.

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