Captain Hankins was born in 1963 in Shoreham, United Kingdom.
He decided to join the yachting industry when he was quite young and now has thirty-two years of experience. He started onboard the 45m M/Y Khalidia cruising the Caribbean for two years and he then served as a Deckhand on the 32m M/Y Gitana. For the next four years on the 55m M/Y Stefaren before joining the 52m M/Y Rio Rita for six years as a Deckhand. For nine years he was the first mate on the 40m M/Y Desamis B. Captain Hankins joined M/Y Plus Too as First Mate in January 2009. He is a licensed open water scuba diver. He is married and lives in Antibes.
He speaks English, French and basic Italian.