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.