FI­NESSE BOATS

Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

TYLER WIL­SON HAS been do­ing some boat-fit­ting for some time, but they’ll ad­mit it was all rather hap­haz­ard. It also led to some con­fu­sion: when some­one said they had a Tyler Wil­son boat, did they mean the shell, or the fit-out too? So the de­ci­sion was made to put the boat-fit­ting side into a sep­a­rate busi­ness and it made sense to em­pha­sise that divi­sion by putting con­trol in the hands of the next gen­er­a­tion.

Louis Wil­son and Ricky Lee have both worked at the fam­ily firm for some time, but Fi­nesse is very much their project. Louis still also works on the shell build­ing side, while Ricky brings his pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence as an au­to­mo­tive en­gi­neer. There’s been a con­sid­er­able in­vest­ment in fa­cil­i­ties, with a large shed con­verted to a join­ery work­shop.

The order book is fill­ing up, too. The firm is a mat­ter of weeks away from com­plet­ing the sec­ond boat and there are more in the pipe­line.

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