Birchwood set for relaunch

The Birchwood brand is set for a relaunch through a Crowdcube funding campaign The Birchwood brand is set for a relaunch through a Crowdcube funding campaign

Birchwood Marine is to relaunch the Birchwood brand.

The company, headed by Ernie Vick, has acquired a Memorandum of Understanding /Joint Manufacturing Agreement with an established yard in Argentina to build a range of models from 34ft - 74ft with both sport and flybridge models custom built to customer requirements.

These will be 'Birchwood branded' for the UK, EU, US and potentially the UAE and China markets.

“Due to the recession, we stopped manufacturing in the UK and decided to look further afield,” said Ernie. “Subsequently we had boats built at a shipyard in South East China, but due to the economic downturn in China, the yard decided to close.”

Crowdcube funding

The company is now hoping to raise funds through Crowdcube with the investment initially being used to fund at least two boats to be displayed at the Southampton Boat Show.

“The name Birchwood traditionally was considered to be one of the top five boat companies from which to buy a new boat,” said Ernie. “Half a century of being known as a quality boat builder with a committed dealer network speaks for itself.

“The owners expect a solid boat with exceptional handling and performance.

“Our boats have not disappointed and offer their owner’s peace of mind in any weather. The proposed new range will ensure that this is still the case for the future.”

Initial models will include the Birchwood 430 flybridge and the Birchwood 640 flybridge.

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