Daniel started working at Treluggan Boatyard after leaving school and after 9 years was acting yard / workshop Foreman. Daniel moved on to Quarterdeck Marine and continued factory training on several brands of outboard engines and marine diesel inboards, such as Mariner, Mercury, Johnson, Evinrude and Mercruiser. Daniel returned to Treluggan Boatyard where his time is split between servicing and repairing engines and yard work where he can often be seen launching and recovering boats.