Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hyde Sails enjoyed a great start to the year with a highly successful London Boat Show
The Hyde Sails team was out in force, enjoying an excellent 10 days at the recent Tullet Prebon London Boat Show, both on Hyde’s own stand, and throughout the show, on boats and as part of a variety of exhibits and demonstrations.
Two Illusion keelboats were on display on the Hyde stand, illustrating Hyde’s high quality sails and perfectly located next to the Guinness Bar. With the Hyde team on hand to offer advice to customers and discuss their sail requirements, it proved an ideal stop-off for many visitors. As well as the Hyde designers and management, many of our UK distributors were on hand offering additional local expertise and support and it was a real pleasure to meet so many of our customers.
If you missed the Illusions on the stand, that’s because they were often busy elsewhere around the Show, including spending two days match racing on the pool for the Royal Thames match racing event.
Hyde’s sails were also involved in the popular cruising chute and spinnaker demonstrations, which took place regularly through the show, providing tips on setting and utilising the sails for the best performance possible. We enjoy being involved in this project as we take great delight in helping our customers to use their boats and their sails more effectively.
Wherever you walked Hyde’s sails were on display on a huge variety of craft from dinghies to cruising yachts. It was useful for us to meet many of our trade customers, whether they were exhibiting or visiting the show for meetings - an ideal opportunity to discuss any new projects, existing delivery, supply and R&D that we could help with.
Hyde’s sails are now backed up even more comprehensively than ever thanks to the company’s national network that offers support around the country. The show stand was manned during the week by agents and distributors from Essex, Kent, North, Cornwall, Portsmouth, Scotland, Cowes and North Wales. This gave them a chance to meet one another and get more involved in the Hyde brand, while customers could meet the new distributors in their local area.
Hyde’s network is perfectly placed to look after every area of the UK offering a truly local service, with the backing of an international brand and we look forward to continuing to help yacht and dinghy owners and manufacturers get the most out of their craft.