Wetwheels - a charity which provides maritime experiences for disabled and disadvantaged islanders and visitors - has appointed its first full-time member of staff, an Operations Director.
Dina Cook has been appointed to take up the paid role, having filled the position on a voluntary capacity since the charity was established in 2013.
Wetwheels Jersey - which is affiliated to the Wetwheels Foundation in the UK - operates a 9m Cheetah powered catamaran, which made 121 trips and carried 765 passengers last year, 80% of whom would not have otherwise had the opportunity to get out on the water and experience the local marine environment.
Brian Watt, Chairman of the Wetwheels Jersey Board said: "We have one bespoke boat, four skippers, sixteen crew, average 150 trips and nearly one thousand passengers to look after every year - that is now a full-time role.
"Dina has kept things running smoothly for over five years in a volunteer capacity and we are delighted she has accepted the full-time position. In her capable hands, and with the support of the other Directors, who are all unpaid, and each bring specialist skills to the operation, we can continue to grow and take even more people out to sea."
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