Friday, June 03, 2011
Hyde Sails has announced the appointment of a new Canadian distributor, Stuart Bletcher, based in Central Ontario.
With his English roots, Stuart was very familiar with the Hyde Sails brand and he confessed a pleasant surprise when he learned that Hyde Sails were being brought to Canada through Ken Forsyth’s K-Force Sails.
Stuart explains: ‘As I am currently in my 28th year as a sales professional, 13 years in the marine business with one of the newest fresh water marinas on the Great Lakes, I know the importance of service to my clients. The Hyde Sails line of cruising and racing products are of the best quality and affordability I have seen in a long time. The keys to providing great service to my clients are communication, trust, transparency and execution. I look forward to this new relationship with Hyde Sails and to have input in making our customers’ boats faster and more efficient.
Stuart first stepped on a sailboat when he was 14 years old and admits that was 40 years ago! He has been active in the racing scene in Georgian Bay for some 20 years now, having won silver at many local club and annual invitational events, and is a two-times overall winner of the coveted Georgian Bay Sailing Regatta. Today, he owns a Beneteau 36.7, and explains: ‘The North American Championships are being held in Toronto, Ontario later this year. One of my goals is to see Hyde Sails represented this year for the first time at a NAC event.
Working closely with Ken Forsyth of K-Force Sails, Stuart will add strength and depth to Hyde’s service to its Canadian customers. Based in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Stuart will be looking after Hyde customers in Central Ontario, including Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay (southern and northern), and up to and including Parry Sound and the North Bay area.
For more details on Hyde in Canada
HYDE SAILS GREAT LAKES (CANADA)
K-Force, Loft: 3 Ronell Crescent,
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada L9Y 4J6
Shipping: 115 First Street, Suite 309,
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada L9Y 4W3
T: 705 446 2128
T: 866 746 2128 (toll free)
HYDE SAILS CENTRAL ONTARIO
1025 Holiday Park Drive,
Canada. P1L 1W9