About Us

Tim Knox – Founder

Tim-on-stern-185x215Tim Knox, Mothership Marine’s Founder is a family man with a passion for the water. Unfortunately, this passion is not altogether shared by his family.

Over the years he’s tried to get more water time with his family. Together they’ve had many interesting trips including a raft trip down the Hawkesbury and a canoe trip down the Murray. But as the children get older their “social commitments” seem to take precedence. And then there’s Tim’s wife, Sue, she’s lovely and likes a little comfort and Tim thinks she deserves it.

It’s a common story but one that is difficult to resolve and that is why Tim went to Andy Dovell with the idea of the MotherShip. A boat designed for mothers to be used all year round. A boat that is comfortable, very stable and has enough toys on it to keep the children and their guests occupied.

Tim loves sailing but his wife (because there can be some shouting) doesn’t, so going for the eco option of solar powered electric motors with a back up diesel is a great compromise. It’s quiet, green and easy on the pocket. And that is something every family man appreciates these days.

Rick Marks – Non-Executive Director

Rick-Marks-185x215Rick has a 45 year background in banking, finance and commercial activities and was previously the General Manager, Commercial for Avnet Australia. Rick had overall responsibility for credit management, banking relationships and financing facilities, contract and property lease negotiations and managing legal adviser relationships.

Rick was also responsible for the assessment of merger and acquisition opportunities as well as other business development initiatives. Prior to entering into the IT industry in 2005, Rick worked within the Australian commercial banking sector with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for over 35 years. His roles with the Bank included Senior Relationship Executive Institutional Banking, Executive Manager Corporate and Business Banking and Senior Manager Loans Head Office.

Rick’s primary interests are his family, collecting classic cars, historic motor racing and music. He enjoys all water activities and has embraced the solar concept wholeheartedly. He provides a balanced, commercial approach and guiding hand to the Mothership enterprise.