Ovington Boats 2021 Company Update

Over a year into the pandemic and we finally feel like there is some wind in our sails as things begin to reopen.

The Ovington team is excited to be able to attend events this year and see the sailors again. We are looking forward to what looks to be an extremely busy year of sailing as everyone is trying to make the most of it now.

We are pleased to share that we currently have a full order book across the classes and that our factory production is flat out.

Ovington Boats has plans for a new factory which will feature over double the amount of floor space that we currently have, meaning we will benefit from more than double the production output on our new production floor. We will also have brand new offices and facilities for staff, with dedicated customer handover bays.

The build is planned to commence in the next few months after years of careful planning.

Boat Updates:

29er

We have implemented minor improvements to the 29er High Performance Skiff over the winter, including adding a stronger, longer lasting rudder bush and spliced on 40mm tie-on block for the bridle.

The 29er also features an improved jib system with spliced tie-on block as well as improved control lines specs.

ILCA

ILCA production continues to thrive, with over 250 boats produced since just August 2020 and supplied across our established worldwide distribution network.

We continue to refine and improve our in-house systems and perform regular checks to assure that our ILCA dinghies are finished to the highest standard, every time.

2021 Boating Results & Events

49er & FX

The results from the Lanzarote International Regatta 2021 saw Diego Botin and Lago Lopez (ESP) taking first place with Jonas Warrer and Jakob Jensen (DEN) taking second.

Girls FX

Anneimiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) took second and Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo took third in their Ovington 9ers.

Olympics

Congratulations to Isaura Maenhaut and Anouk Geurts from Belgium for getting the last Olympic qualifying spot in their Ovington!

Upcoming events

It’s set to be a busy year, with plans for The Worlds in Denmark and Euros in Spain, which are both looking to be massive events especially after missing out on last year’s!

We are looking forward to getting back to normal this summer.

 

Ovington Boats is one of the world’s most successful small boat building businesses specialising in the high-performance dinghy market. View our range of boats online or contact us to discuss your needs.