About Us

Marine Accounts was founded by Patrick Maflin, a former marine engineer, in response to a lack of access and availability of financial products and services to those working offshore, specifically individuals in the yachting industry. After the frustrations of trying to find reliable and well reputed partners to handle tax and accountancy matters, mortgage and property affairs and currency exchange, he decided it was time to create a place where all of these services could be offered by respectable professionals and specialists in each field who understand the intricacies of dealing with the offshore financial sector.

At Marine Accounts our clients are our most valuable asset. We personally test drive each individual service and product before launching it, so we know firsthand how well they deliver. Communication is the key to our success, and we take pride in having a member of our team available at every step of the way with quick response to any questions as well as representation on your behalf.

As members of the yachting industry ourselves, we know the difficulties that being offshore can present when dealing with tax as well as mortgages and buying properties. We have created a platform that enables our clients to have the partnership and expertise of professionals in these financial sectors while providing an ease of process as if you were onshore.

Meet Our Team Specialists:

Stuart Sherwin
Stuart Sherwin

Marine Accountancy Specialist

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Stuart has been with Marine Accounts since the early days. He is the head of our UK tax office, and specializes in maritime tax law. Stuart is a former employee of HMRC, and you couldn't find a more adept individual at handling your tax affairs.

Simon Alford
Simon Alford

Head of Australian Tax Office

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Simon is the head of our Australian tax office, whose specialty is Australian maritime tax law with a focus on Australian residency laws. He is a team player and a key asset.

Jack Poutsma
Jack Poutsma

Head of New Zealand Tax Office

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Jack joined the team in 2013 and is the head of our New Zealand tax office and has been a key player since the start. He is fantastically sharp when handling matters of maritime tax with the IRD.

Robert V. Lally
Robert V. Lally

Head of US Tax Office

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Robert is the head of our US tax office who is a keen sailor and has assisted many of our clients with dealings with the IRS.

Sam Allen
Sam Allen

Head of FX division

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Sam is the head of our FX team and has been with us since the start. He is an excellent aide memoir when dealing with the currency markets. A former yachtsmen himself, he understands what it takes to get currency trades done while offshore.

Mark McBurney
Mark McBurney

Head of Mortgages

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Mark is our mortgage whiz kid. He understands how difficult lenders can be, but with his guided hand and flawless approach, his results are unparalleled.