'Failed to pay bills'
French boatyard Wrighton Yachts SAS, located in Bethune in northern France, has been placed in receivership by the Commercial Court of Arras after failing to pay its bills, reports IBI magazine.
Founded 20 years ago, Wrighton manufactures the Bi-Loup range of twin-keel sailing yachts. The company currently has four models from 26ft-36ft in length.
According to French website Voilenews.fr, a mistake made by Wrighton’s bridge mould supplier for the new Bi-Loup 365 (which was 8cm out with the hull mould) resulted in late deliveries and demands for reimbursements.
The receiver will now take stock of the company and judge whether it is to be liquidated or able to continue its activities.