Adi Shard

Born in London, Adi (short for Adrian) graduated from the University of Bristol with a mechanical engineering degree. Between his second and third year of college, he worked for a shipyard refitting warships and submarines for the Ministry of Defence.

After completing college, he was contacted by Tony, his uncle, about working for Fleming Yachts. In 1998 Adi moved to Taiwan and joined Tony at the Tung Hwa facility. During the next seven years, while Tony was still at the factory full time, Adi learned the art of boatbuilding first hand while applying the engineering knowledge he gained at college and during his work for the Ministry of Defence.

Adi spends 90% of his time at the factory in Taiwan and is responsible for the mechanical engineering and design of the Fleming range.