Bertrand Hardy is the Managing Director of Port Louis Marine Export Ltd, Yacht Management Ltd, Blue Alize Ltd & Croisieres Australes Ltd. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Cape Technikon, South Africa as well as a Diploma in Yacht & Small Craft Surveying, International Institute of Marine Surveying, UK. He is a Professional skipper & coastal navigation, RCYC and SA Merchant Navy Academy and has worked as professional skipper/crew on various power and sailing yachts in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Mediterranean and Caribbean. He worked as designer/draughtsman and project engineer with Silberbauer Engineering & Denith Engineering in South Africa between 1987 & 1988. He was the General manager of Grande Riviere Marine Export Ltd and Managing director of Grande Riviere Slipways between 1990 and 1992.