Originally Posted by Gordon
Does anyone have news on Seawind. Have had some sad news this morning that they may be in trouble and the move offshore
was too late to save them.
I cannot speak for the financial situation of the company, I simply dont have that level of inside knowledge. I own a Seawind and love it and that lead me to being their Brisbane
agent. Having said that, the stupidly high Aus dollar has lead to many many many manufacturing shut downs in Australia
. But the details of the finances are certainly not in my knowledge.
Ah no its not Aussie for Bankruptcy. Its voluntary administration.
Originally Posted by FLLCatsailor
That is a far cry from the claim by someone last week that they sold 5 boats at the last australian boat show
... Thats a shame that they arent able to survive in this market.
Maybe a far cry, but that was the truth. As for survival, that remains to be seen, the administration period is about structural and debt issues. Hopefully that will be worked out and the Vietnam
side of the business will power on.
Originally Posted by dirkdig
Sad day,but in reading it there is light at the end of the tunnel with Corsair
continuing to build seawinds
You know I never took any joy in others demise, I was deeply saddened when Perry closed, nice bloke building nice boats. Not as saddened with Tasman, but disappointed none the less. What I didnt do was have a public happiness over their demise. Same as I dont have a public happiness over photos of delaminated and massively osmotic french cats, I dont spread that stuff. So I am sort of disappointed that a Leopard
broker is keen to sink the boot in prematurely.
Anyway, we will see what happens, if it works well I will still be here. If not I will still be here sailing and enjoying my boat, I just might have to get a real job though.
I wont have any more to say on the subject until we see the result of the Voluntary Administration. What I have to say would just be speculation. Sp best I put my position now to you all and then STFU.