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Ian Paton

Position: Technical Director

Ian has been producing designs for the marine industry since he graduated from Strathclyde University in 1982 with a degree in Naval Architecture. His previous career experience has included a stint designing and building nuclear submarines for the MOD, among other things, and he has built up an enviable reputation within the marine industry, having worked for a variety of its leading names.

Ian became a director of Parkol in 2010, having worked with our company since 1996, and in addition to his role as Director of SC McAllister & Company Ltd Naval Architects. And he is in his element at Parkol, as fishing boats are his passion. “I love being able to design a whole boat from a skipper’s initial vision and my passion for this industry has remained with me since graduating from university,” he said.

For fishermen and their families there is an enormous sense of pride in owning a boat, and they take great interest in every detail, so it’s a real privilege to be able to work with them from scratch to bring their ideas to fruition.