COCKWELLS boatyard has sailed away with at least two important boat sales, some strong leads and some excellent future overseas collaborations after exhibiting at two major international shows.
At Southampton the Mylor boat company exhibited its popular semi-production motor launch, the Duchy 27.
With record numbers of visitors coming aboard, Cockwells won two confirmed orders at the show, one of which is bound for export to Norway next spring.
The following week, two of its luxurious, custom-built 9.5-metre tenders were shipped out for the renowned Monaco Superyacht Show.
Cockwells beautiful Cornish launches looked very at home alongside the classic Rivas from Italy.
“This is the first time our custom new-build boats have touched international waters,” said managing director Dave Cockwell.
“It is an exciting milestone for the company and, from the fantastic reception we received, I would say it is a great indicator that we will be exporting more boats abroad in the future.”
One of the tenders was already sold or a new 73-metre superyacht, nearing completion at a yard in Italy.
The second was a gorgeous pearlescent blue version built especially for the Monaco Yacht Show to raise Cockwells profile at the event.
With its varnished mahogany decks and Union Jack livery proudly placed down the hull, she really stood out from the crowd.
With all the new business that has been generated over the summer Cockwells is looking to expand its team, in particular experienced project managers and skilled boat builders.