||Westerley Boat Owners AGM
||Hilton Hotel, Swindon
||HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show
||RAI, Europaplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
||Beaulieu Boat Jumble
||Brokenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7ZN
||Preston Boat Jumble
||Near Garstang, Lancashire. PR3 0TB
||Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot. TQ12 3AF
||Penryn Rugby Club, Penryn, Falmouth. TR10 8NT
||Little Hampton - Arun Boat Jumble
||Beach Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5JH
||Medway Boat & Chandlery Fair
||173 Pier Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1UB.
||All Wales Boat Show
||Daganwy Quays Marina, Conwy, Wales.
||Southampton Boat Show
||Kip Marina, Inverkip, Renfrewshire. PA16 0AS
LATEST NEWS UPDATE ………
March 2013 - We are pleased to announce that we now have a Distributor based in Amsterdam with responsibility for Habitent sales and enquiries throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Ruud and Ingrid have an established chandlery, sail and custom awning business and sees the Habitent as a quality ‘off the shelf’ product that will compliment their bespoke range of products.
You can contact Ruud at:
Roschmarine vof, Orgelmakergracht 24, 1544 CZ Zaandijk, the Netherlands.
March 2012 - Due to popular demand we have a new product to suit those with a narrower stern so you can now request a Habitent that spans boats with a 160-200cm stern, the current model has a stern
span of 200-240cm. All other dimension remains unchanged.
We have been testing a prototype of a smaller Habitent since November at Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. This coastline has had some severe weather that made us slightly apprehensive about
the Habitent being left up during such atrocious conditions. However, the unit survived everything that came its way and is making a major improvement to our live aboard testers Mark and Nicky. You can
see their blogs on living with the Habitent on our blog page
May 2011 – A good ‘on test’ report from Practical Boat Owner Magazine.
THANK YOU, Ben Meakins at the Practical Boat Owners Magazine and for the kind comments of Roz Jones and Julian.
Waiting for the outcome of Ben Meakins test on the Habitent was like waiting for a school exam report. When it finally came we were delighted with the results and the very fair assessment
made by Ben. Ben had the Habitent for a week to test it out on his own boat. Please read his report in the June issue.
Watch out for the July issue of the PBO you have the chance to win your own Habitent.
Many thanks to all the visitors we had at the Scottish Boat Jumble. Once again the high quality of the Habitent was the main topic of conversation. We were delighted to demonstrate the
Habitent to an enthusiastic audience and receive more provisional orders –THANK YOU.
Many thanks to Pauline for her support; we hope the dog enjoys the Habitent when it arrives! To Kath, for her support we hope your toddler stays safe in the Habitent. To Dan and your fellow
fishermen, sorry but we won’t be providing a camouflage version of the Habitent, but we know you will enjoy the Habitent – just the way it is!
During January we went to our boat to try out the mark 2 prototype. The ice on the deck of the boats was 2cm deep and it was lethal trying to walk around the deck. This made trying the unit
on the boats challenging! We tried the unit on two other boats, a Dehler 29 and a Hunter 27, both without sprayhoods. The unit easily erected on both boats. We received many favourable comment such, as
‘people will love not having to remove all that metal work and heavy canvas of a traditional enclosure, before sailing’, and a few constructive criticisms later, I can report my favourite quotes of the
day ‘it’s very light and airy inside, it looks really professional’.
We want to produce a quality product and have made a few more changes to the design to achieve that. Our mark 3 prototype should be with us shortly.
We are aiming to be at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble - Sunday 17 April 2011, so look out for us there, we will have one of our units with us on display.
We have developed a Compatibility Chart from manufacturer brochures which you will find on elsewhere on this site. We need to verify this information is correct and identify the dimensions of
other boats, large and small. Please feel free to contribute to this process by measuring your own boat and sending us the dimensions, we are particularly interested in the measurement across the stern
of your boat and from the stern of your boat to the front (bow side) of your companion way. All respondents will have their name added to our circulation list for newsletters and other relevant
information unless you specifically state that you do not want this.
We are on now Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. Please find us there and add us to your favourites. We will keep these, our Blog and this website up to date with all of our news particularly in
respect of our attendance at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble.