Below are some of the kind words our customers have said about us.
The great thing about Ovington Boats is that they don’t build duds. You don’t have to be reigning world champion to guarantee getting a boat that will be fast and will last.
Andy Rice – Journalist,
49er and International 14
When I’ve had the choice I have always preferred Ovington boats, it just comes down to craftsmanship, quality and dealing with a professional team who understand dinghy racing. They have built all my International 14’s and 18ft Skiffs over the years, the boats have always been down to weight, well balanced and stiff.
Martin Jones – International 14 Sailor,
POW Cup Wi
Ovington Boats produce boats of a World Class standard.
Dylan Fletcher – 2013 49er European Champion
I race an Ovington 29er, it gives us confidence knowing it is a good boat, and will be fast, straight out of the wrapper.
Jack Simpson – Team NZL,
2nd 29er Worlds 2013
We have used Ovington boats for many years, their quality, service and attention to detail is second to none, many thanks.
Simon Hiscocks – 49er Sailor,
Silver & Bronze Meda
I have been an OB customer for 12 years. Ovington has continuously been trying hard to maintain the one-design principles for the benefit of the 49er class. This is a huge effort in a handmade building process. Dave Ovington laid the groundwork for the successful growth of the class through innovate engineering and high-quality boatbuilding. With Chris Turner following Dave, the class can trust a highly knowledgeable and competent boatbuilding team.
Marcus Baur – 49er sailor,
ex. 49er European champ
Sailing out through the surf reminded me of the responsiveness that comes from a light, stiff boat built in modern materials: I have spent too much time recently sailing mass production boats!
Mark Rushall – Team GBR Paralympic coach,
My Ovington 29er feels stiffer and faster, I think it is built better than any other
Harry Price – AUS
We are now using an Ovington 49er, their product, attention to detail and service has been superb.
Will Phillips – Australian 49er Sailors
My B4 Ovington International 14 was the best boat I have ever had, unbelievable build quality – watertight and no structural issues after 4 years of abuse. Whilst you can never replace Dave Ovington, the team continue to produce quality boats with the guidance of Chris Turner – one of the best dinghy builders in the world – not a bad sailor either. Friendly and helpful.
Andy Fitzgerald – International 14 Sailor,
The boats are easy to set up and are fast straight away. Our charter boat at the ISAF Youth Worlds was superb and was ready to race!
Emile Amoros – FRA 1st 29er Worlds,
2013 1st ISAF You
The build finish, the quality of the rigging and the service is of a very high standard. You can rely on a quick boat ready to race.
Nick Hollis – Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Performance
We have just ordered a new 49er for our campaign, Ovington produce boats of an exceptional quality.
Dave Evans – Team GBR 49er Sailor
I have used an Ovington 29er for the past two seasons, given they are built perfectly and come in on weight, I wanted my 49er to be an Ovington.
Zack Downing – USA
Firstly, let me say I have been a customer for nearly 20 years, and in that time they have delivered true quality, whether it was a wooden Enterprise repair or an Olympic 49er for the games.
Secondly, Ovington deliver a good boat when they say, not a month or two after! (an industry first!).
Thirdly, after the tragic passing of David, things are still moving on, and are doing so by committed enthusiastic professionals as it should be. The backbone of the company though, and the reason why we all get great boats, is the skill and application of the workforce, and it is to them I would credit with the success. Keep building great boat guys.
Ian Barker – 49er Silver Medal,