A great weekend for Butler Boats at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show
by Andy Yates, Butler Boats on 5 Mar 2015
28 February - 1 March 2015
Butler Boats at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 © Butler Boats
Well what a show! The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 proved to be a magnificent event, the stand was packed for the duration of the weekend with lots of interest in all of the dinghies we build.
The build up and break down of the event is always a long and tiring process, but it is always worth it when you get a nice comment about your boats, an interesting question or even better an order! We pride ourselves on our customer service and after sales care, this tends to set us apart from our larger competitors but getting to meet customers past, present and maybe even future makes the Dinghy Show a real pleasure to take part in.
The Farr 3.7 was a real draw and we were delighted to get interviewed by the RYA specifically with regard to this fantastic single hand trapeze dinghy, as we discussed at the show, the UK Farr 3.7 is in its infancy compared to the more established classes, however, we feel it has a real niche in the market and look forward to getting some more boats out onto the water throughout the season. We already have composite hulls under construction and so the future is bright for this superb little boat.
The Composite Streaker we had on our stand made a real impact, and indeed with the shift firmly towards fibre glass dinghies, it was a pleasure to be able to show off some traditional boat building craft against our competitors, however, we do have to say that our all fibre glass Streaker sat on the Streaker Association Stand had an equally strong impact and look forward to the orders coming in over the next few weeks.
The Fibre Glass Streaker we have designed really takes a bit of beating in terms of its aesthetic appeal and this was confirmed by some highly appreciated comments we received throughout the weekend. With more orders to fulfil we are looking to equal last year's numbers and indeed exceed them, with the National Event taking place at Weymouth and over 3 days this year, the Streaker is set for a huge 2015 and we'll be firmly on board for the ride, who wants to join us?
Once again our Composite Miracle had pride of place on the Miracle Association Stand, this is a dinghy which still remains incredibly underrated, it's a competitively natured is boat, its adaptability as a cruising dinghy is great and as a training dinghy second to none, we are constantly trying to push the virtues of the Miracle as we believe in its quality and remain confident that it has a place amongst the many dinghies present at the show.
Overall, we were delighted with the way the Show played out, we will be looking forward to speaking with potential new customers and 2015 promises to be another superb and exciting year for the team here at Butler Boats – Built for You!