Hyde appoints a new distributor in Essex
Friday, June 03, 2011
Andy McIvor's ADM Sails has become a Hyde Sails distributor as part of the expansion of Hyde's local UK network.
Based in Heybridge near Maldon in Essex, Andy McIvor set up ADM Sails over a year ago. He partnership with Hyde Sails was an obvious one as Andy worked at Hyde's Burnham loft before the company's move to the south coast.
With a strong dinghy sailing background in classes ranging from RS600s to Fireballs, Andy is a familiar face racing bigger boats in events such as Burnham Week. His sailmaking career started in Maldon when he was still at school and used to help out at his local loft, which specialised in traditional sails. After four years sailmaking with another wellknown loft, Andy qualified as a boat builder in Lowestoft, before returning to sailmaking and eventually joining Hyde. His sailing knowledge combined with his boat building to give him a thorough knowledge of his customer’s needs. As well as working at the cutting edge of sailmaking, Andy is an expert finisher and experienced in the traditional side of the craft.
Andy explains: 'The business started after people asking me to do the odd repair or cover and it has snowballed from there. I now have my own purpose built loft and I tend to run it by appointment only as this means I can devote time to work that needs full concentration and the customers get my full attention without any interruptions, which means a really personal service.'
ADM Sails offers a full range of sailmaking services and cover-making, including repairs and alterations.
For more details contact:
Hyde Sails Essex
T: +44 (0)1621 851663
M: +44 (0)7739 097575