Windboats Marine

1920

Overview

Windboats, based in Wroxham, Norfolk, is a boatyard with a rich and interesting history. It was established in 1920 by Graham Bunn – a master craftsman and yacht designer. Graham was the son of another master boatbuilder who built boats near Wroxham in the late 1800’s and from whom he learnt his skills. The name Windboats was formally introduced in 1946 by the then owner Donald Hagenbach. In 1974, the business changed hands for the third time when Donald Hagenback retired. Windboats’ own production director and naval architect, Trevor James, purchased the business. The company continued building and fitting out Seacrete vessels for both pleasure and commercial use, including the well known range of Endurance yachts. In 1983 the company moved into GRP yacht production with the start of a long association with Oyster Marine, one of the worlds top marques in luxury yachts. After 30 years of experience building Oysters, Windboats diversified into building quality yachts for GT Yachts and outfitting commercial vessels. In 2013 the company purchased the well known and respected power boat builder Hardy Marine. 2014 sees the fortieth year of ownership of the business by the James family and the start of a new partnership with luxury British yacht builder, Gunfleet Marine. Windboats Marine Ltd Gaymers Way North Walsham Norfolk NR28 0AN UK Tel: 01603 782236 www.windboats.co.uk office@windboats.co.uk


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