Westerly Owners' Association on site at Southampton
The world’s biggest boat owner group, the Westerly Owners’ Association, will be present at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 12-21st, after an enforced absence last year.
The Association has accepted a kind invitation from Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina to share some of its stand space and this has enabled the not-for-profit organisation to start planning its reappearance at the show.
Representing the owners and crew of some 3,000 Westerly boats, the Association offers a significant market to a broad range of the marine industry interests at the top international event.
The Association is keen to contact Westerly owners there who are not yet members and who number an additional several thousand in the UK alone.
British-built Westerlys have strong connections with the Solent region, the company’s yard at Waterlooville having built many of the UK’s best-known small boats.
The range spanned from 22-49ft and because of their sturdy construction and high build quality, a high proportion are still in almost as good shape as the day they were first launched – even though production ceased in the year 2000.
Charles Bush, MD at Mayflower said: “For us it makes sound business sense to extend this offer to the Westerly Owners’ Association.
“With so many Westerly boats on the water in the west country, we can offer attractive long-term berthing as well as excellent visitor facilities and our getting together in this way at the Southampton show further builds the close working relationship we enjoy with their owners.”
Further information from Charles Bush, Mayflower Marina: 01752 556633
www.mayflowermarina.co.uk or John Ruskin, Westerly Owners’ Association: 077177 18045 www.westerly-owners.co.uk