Martin joined the crew in July 2015 as shore crew after finding out through his gym friends who were on the crew. He had an attraction as a child to rescuers, and as a sailor, this moved into lifeboats. When he became an adult, he considered joining but never lived near enough to a station. After nearly four years of living locally, Martin decided to join the crew. Martin’s hobbies are mainly sailing (racing), but include all watersports. By day, he is a Composite Design Engineer, designing boat structures, wind and tidal turbine blades and any other composite structures.