UK manufactured exports to the European superyacht market booming

C-Quip has expanded its range of stainless-steel deck hardware C-Quip has expanded its range of stainless-steel deck hardware
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Despite the downturn in the small to medium-sized yacht business since the recession, the market in superyachts and components for some has remained surprisingly buoyant.

Now, due to the recent drop in the value of Sterling, manufacturing and supplying this market from the UK is becoming increasingly viable.

One beneficiary of this upturn is marine equipment supplier, C-Quip that will be exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion at this year’s METSTRADE.

“When the pound started to drop it became more and more difficult to remain competitive selling our imported products, so we decided to concentrate on the upper end of the market, in particular the custom-build superyacht trade,” explained MD Ian Cooke.

The company will continue as a distributor for many of well-known marine branded products and has also expanded its own range of deck hardware and furniture.

This now includes carbon-fibre flag staffs, boarding ladders, boat hooks, along with a plethora of top-quality stainless-steel deck hardware such as cleats, deck fillers, hatches, handles and mast steps.

Praising the annual METSTRADE show, Mr Cooke says: “All marine business is at the show. We’ve been going for many years and found it to be excellent for meeting clients and finding new distributors, however this year we’ve made the move to the Superyacht Pavilion to try to increase our presence in this expanding sector of the market.”

C-Quip will be exhibiting on stand 11.518.

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