Boating Business | Fittings manufacturer acquired

FITTINGS MANUFACTURER ACQUIRED

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSFITTINGS MANUFACTURER ACQUIRED

07 Aug 2020

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John Buckley has acquired heritage boat-fittings manufacturer Davey & Co

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DAVEY & CO LONDON LTD

Heritage boat-fittings manufacturer Davey & Company London, has been acquired by John Buckley, owner of Harbour Marine Services.

The acquisition seals a long-standing connection between the two companies – Harbour Marine specialises in classic boat restoration including several Little Dunkirk Ships on which Davey’s traditionally-manufactured bronze fittings have been used.

“I have great respect for Davey & Co’s British made ethos and high-quality product,” says John. “My intention is to protect that and create many more opportunities for Davey to be known as the ‘must-have’ quality fitting for traditional boat owners internationally.”

Davey and Co, established in 1885, is a leading British manufacturer of traditional boat fittings to boat-owners worldwide and still uses many of the patterns and designs that were used in Victorian times.

Traditional style

This results in authentic, high quality and covetable fittings that are perfect for classic boats and also bring a traditional style to more modern vessels.

Davey’s MD of 25 years, Peter Tracey, will be stepping down in the early autumn with Jeff Webber taking over the role. The business will continue to operate from its Colchester base whilst continuing to employ all existing staff.

Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience of the marine industry and has been brought in to deliver John’s vision for the business.

“This is a great opportunity and I look forward to taking up the reins from where Peter left off. Both John and I agree that British made philosophy of Davey & Co and quality products must be preserved.”

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Boating Business | Charlestown arrival launches new charity

CHARLESTOWN ARRIVAL LAUNCHES NEW CHARITYHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSCHARLESTOWN ARRIVAL LAUNCHES NEW CHARITY10 Aug 2020EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrint‘Mascotte’ entering Charlestown Photo: James PearceThe arrival of ‘Mascotte’, the largest surviving Bristol Channel pilot cutter, into her new home in Charlestown marks the launch of a new sailing trust.The Rich’s Boat Charitable Trust was founded by Mascotte’s owner in memory of her skipper of nine years, Richard Clapham, who took his own life last year.Jessie Atkinson, Charlestown Harbour vessel manager, said that Richard was passionate about Bristol Channel pilot cutters and incredibly knowledgeable. “I know he’d love to think people are benefitting from Mascotte, taking good care of her, learning and sharing his passion for sailing,” she said.InspirationalBuilt in 1904 by Thomas Cox & Son in Newport, Mascotte is believed to be the third largest Bristol Channel pilot cutter ever built. Fully restored in 1994, she will be used as an inspirational and educational sailing tool, providing an opportunity for team building and a way to boost confidence and morale.The Trust’s aim is to bring an essence of Rich’s passionate sailing style to others to provide opportunities for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to get out on the water or sail a boat as historically significant as Mascotte.The Mascotte will be available for day sailing from Charlestown throughout August and for exclusive hire via Airbnb, sleeping up to 10 guests from September 2020.

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Boating Business | Earls Court show rises

EARLS COURT SHOW RISES

HOMENEWSPROMOTIONSBOAT SHOWSEARLS COURT SHOW RISES

14 Jul 2020

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Earls Court will host the new virtual London boat show in 2021

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EARLS COURT BOAT SHOW

The Earls Court boat show is to return in 2021.

The show – albeit virtual – will take place under the name of UK Boat Show, offering visitors the chance to visit stands, chat to exhibitors live, watch demonstrations, take part in webinars and do virtually everything that can be done at a physical show – except meet up at the Guinness stand.

It is organised by life-long sailor and virtual technology specialist Andy Beharrell and Beryl Chalmers, former Cruising Association general manager.

“All the top boat and equipment brands, big and small, have jumped at the chance to be part of the first virtual London boat show,” said Beryl.

“In the current climate we are all looking for the best way to get products directly in front of our customers. With everyone now much more familiar with online technologies, there has never been a better opportunity to talk directly to your existing and potential customers.

Join us for the most cost-effective and efficient marketing opportunity in years.”

UK Boat Show is a social enterprise and the event will be non-profit-making.

Profits from the show will be divided between Sailability (sailing for disabled people), marine conservation charities and sailing as rehabilitation charities.

The show will take place from January 7 – 10 2021. Tickets are available from ukboatshow.co.uk

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Boating Business | Marlow Ropes introduces Dyneema to rope range

MARLOW ROPES INTRODUCES DYNEEMA TO ROPE RANGE

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSMARLOW ROPES INTRODUCES DYNEEMA TO ROPE RANGE

15 Jul 2020

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Marlow Ropes has begun using bio-based Dyneema Photo: Marlow Ropes

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MARLOW ROPES LTD

Marlow Ropes has begun using bio-based Dyneema, helping the company achieve its sustainability and carbon footprint reduction targets.

Bio-based Dyneema has identical technical characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema but uses waste from the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw-material.

Reduced CO2 emissions

Bio-based Dyneema is ISCC-certified as sustainable and renewable via ‘mass-balancing’ which means that the Ethylene feedstock used to make bio-based Dyneema is transitioned from conventional petrochemical sources to sustainable and renewable sources with no change to the manufacturing process or the quality and performance. Any rope made with bio-based Dyneema by Marlow directly contributes to reduced CO2 emissions and has a lower environmental impact.

Every tonne of bio-based Dyneema used reduces carbon emissions by 5 tonnes compared with one tonne of conventional Dyneema. And the comparison with generic HMPE is even starker – 1 tonne of bio-based Dyneema produces 29 tonnes less CO2 than 1 tonne of generic HMPE.

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Boating Business | Ocean Race reboots with ten year plan

OCEAN RACE REBOOTS WITH TEN YEAR PLAN

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSOCEAN RACE REBOOTS WITH TEN YEAR PLAN

17 Jul 2020

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The next edition of The Ocean Race will begin In Alicante in October 2022 Photo: The Ocean Race

The next edition of The Ocean Race will start from Alicante, Spain in October 2022, finishing in Genova, Italy in the summer of 2023 during the race’s half-century anniversary year.

For the first time in race history further event timings have also been confirmed through the next ten years and a feasibility study is currently underway for a European race to take place next summer.

The change to the start date for the next edition of the round the world race follows a strategic planning process and consultations with stakeholders to determine the best path forward in a sporting landscape altered by Covid-19.

Tough challenge

“Since 1973, The Ocean Race has been one of the toughest challenges in sport,” said race chair, Richard Brisius. “As an international sporting competition, with stops on six continents, we are deeply connected to the changing reality of sailors, teams, cities and partners across the world.

“We have worked positively together over the past months to develop a stable and improved future and this has led to the first ever ten-year plan of The Ocean Race.”

The next edition of the race will be open to fully-crewed entries in the V065 and IMOCA60 class and the full sustainability programme, a core pillar of the race, will continue to grow under the banner of Racing with Purpose.

Previously announced host cities and partners will be involved for the 2022-23 event and subsequent editions have been announced for 2026-27 and 2030-31 with racing scheduled in between editions.

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Boating Business | Partnership helps promote foiling

PARTNERSHIP HELPS PROMOTE FOILING

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSPARTNERSHIP HELPS PROMOTE FOILING

16 Jul 2020

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The Nikki Photo: GP Watercraft

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ANDREW SIMPSON & ASSOCIATES

The Andrew Simpson Foundation and GP Watercraft have teamed up to help increase participation in sailing.

GP Watercraft is providing Andrew Simpson Centres with demo foiling boats for use on RYA foiling courses, national foiling initiatives and performance foiling programmes. The partnership will help offer foiling tuition on purpose-built, user-friendly foilers for all ages of sailor.

Skeeta and Nikki

The Skeeta is GP Watercraft’s latest third generation foiling dinghy and is designed by Skeeta Foiling Craft. Marketed as the ultimate all-found foiling dinghy, the Skeeta is said to have excellent handling and stability in displacement mode. The dinghy has a scow hull and freely-pivoting foils and over-rotating rig. Its wings can be removed in less than five seconds.

The Nikki is a new dinghy aimed at younger sailors. With a fully open, modern scow, the Nikki has a simple foiling system which reduces the chance of foil crashing and wings which can be installed or removed in seconds. The two-piece carbon fibre mast has different length mast bates to suit the sail size.

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Boating Business | Plans on course for race start

PLANS ON COURSE FOR RACE STARTHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSPLANS ON COURSE FOR RACE START20 Jul 2020EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintThe Lonely Rock Race will start in August. Photo curtesy RWYCThe new Lonely Rock Race is to go ahead this summer.With the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic easing, Chris Arscott, race director and commodore of Plymouth’s Royal Western Yacht Club, is hopeful the offshore yacht race can be run as planned.What with little time to plan what is a legendary historical offshore race, the club’s race management team knew from the outset that putting the race together would be a huge ask, he said.However, after taking advice from medical professionals, port authorities and the competitors, he says the club is continuing with current arrangements.“We remain hopeful that the Lonely Rock Race will be the first true offshore race following the Covid-19 lockdown,” he said. “As things stand, we have measures in place which will allow us to provide the race.”The race – open to all boats under 70ft in length – will start from the vicinity of Ryde in the Solent on August 16. Competitors will pass the Isles of Scilly, sail round the Fastnet Rock, pass the Isles of Scilly again and finish in Plymouth Sound.

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Boating Business | Staloop is ready for mass production

STALOOP IS READY FOR MASS PRODUCTION

HOMEXPORT BBMAST, SAILS, SPARS AND RIGGINGSTALOOP IS READY FOR MASS PRODUCTION

Staloop can be produced in stainless steel or 3D printed titanium

Ben Carne and Steve Neil first developed the Staloop product as a concept on paper around five years’ ago.

Ben, from Riggers-uk and Steve from Fibre Fusion have now carried out extensive testing and produced the product in stainless steel and 3D printed titanium.

They are now hoping to move the project forward after receiving much positive feedback.

Staloop can be produced in a variety of sizes from 3mm suitable for dinghies to larger sizes for cruising yachts.

The device connects modern fibres to any substrate such as Dyneema products to masts and can also be produced with different end terminals or a simple hook.

“The benefits surrounding the Staloop are it is of a one-piece construction which is easy to use,” explained Ben. “It’s lighter than other products on the market while adhering to the necessary break loads.”

The product works by passing a spliced eye through the Staloop aperture, over the working end, then locating it into the working bearing surface past the retaining nipple.

The product can also be used in other industries from camping to offshore heavy lifting.

Riggers-uk was founded by David Carne in 1979.

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Boating Business | SIBS 2020 cancelled

SIBS 2020 CANCELLED

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04 Jul 2020

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SIBS 2020 has been postponed

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Southampton International Boat Show 2020 will not take place this September.

Organisers, British Marine, state the 52nd edition of the show will be postponed until September 2021 in the wake of Covid-19 government guidelines on large gatherings.

However BM says options will be explored to run an alternative, smaller scale outdoor event.

“The world is in an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and public health is everyone’s priority,” said Lesley Robinson, BM CEO.

“Annually Southampton International Boat Show attracts an attendance of over 100,000, with over 430 exhibitors. An event of this size and format is simply not possible this year and as such, we have made the decision to postpone it until September 2021.”

Stronger

She added: “We’re naturally very disappointed that we cannot run the event this year in its usual magnitude and format, but the Southampton International Boat Show is a key international event, which will be back stronger than ever in 2021.

“We will ensure that we make the 52nd edition one to remember.”

Current exhibitor bookings can be transferred to 2021, retaining their stand positions and 2020 rates. Otherwise, BM says refunds can also be requested.

Next year’s show is scheduled to start on September 10.

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Boating Business | DynaRigs to be made more accessible

Southern Spars has joined forces with Magma Structures to deliver a new generation of DynaRigs.

The DynaRig concept is used as an alternative to conventional rigs for superyacht owners who are looking to reduce crew numbers. To date, the DynaRig system has been installed on two superyachts, the Maltese Falcon and Black Pearl. The team at Magma is also behind the largest freestanding rig in the world on the Sailing Yacht A.

The partnership aims to make the high-performance rig more accessible.

“We know the DynaRig concept is excellent for sailing superyachts, as proven by the first rig built for Tom Perkin’s Maltese Falcon,” said Damon Roberts director Magma Structures.

“The recent successes of Black Pearl and ongoing performance of Maltese Falcon have energized interest in the market and I am confident, Southern Spars, whose core business is mast-making will develop the next generation of DynaRigs.”

Continuous improvement

Sam Watson, Southern Spars CEO, added: “We are delighted to join forces with Magma Structures. Their unique experience in designing, delivering and maintaining DynaRigs combined with the NTG analysis, engineering and manufacturing capabilities will enable Southern Spars to drive the continuous improvement of the DynaRig concept.

“None of this would have been possible without the innovative spirit of Magma Structures, led by Damon and naval architect Gerard Dijkstra.”

Southern Spars will use simulation data from the North Sails Design Suite to assess overall sailing performance for the best engineering decisions. The North Design Suite has now been expanded to include DynaRig yachts.

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