In a Word / Boating life: Shipyard Hulls, Spinlock, Safetics, Brest Sailing Clubs

Windclass Eole built by the Hull yard on the island of Ré

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The May 27, 2019 news briefs.

Difficulties for the shipyard Carènes

The Carènes shipyard on the Ile de Ré, in Ars-en-Ré, is experiencing difficulties. The company, created in September 2016, has been placed in receivership. The wooden boat specialist had made a name for himself at the Grand Pavois 2017 by presenting a sailboat based on a Herreshoff design, the Windclass Eole, which he wanted to relaunch.

Spinlock, the British equipment manufacturer expands on the Isle of Wight

Due to the success of its products and its development, the British nautical equipment manufacturer Spinlock, known for its life jackets and blockers, is doubling the surface area of its offices. He acquired an old police station, still in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. The new premises will notably house laboratories for its R&D and marketing teams.

Safetics aims to go international

After making itself known to French yachtsmen, Safetics la Check-List des Marins, a waterproof safety guide for sailors, wants to conquer the market across the Channel. Safetics' designers have signed an agreement with UK publishers Chartco and Imray and 30 local riggers to distribute the guide in the UK. They are also continuing the BtoB offer with dedicated pages, in particular in partnership with yachting insurers.

In Brest, the union of sailing clubs makes the strength

The 4 clubs of the Moulin Blanc port, in Brest harbour, have announced their merger. The members of the CKB, USAM, SRB and the Crocodiles of Elorn voted to unite the historical actors of Brest's nautical industry in a single association. The new club, named Brest Bretagne Nautisme, has more than 3000 members. Its first general meeting will be held on 15 June 2019.

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