Visit to Chantier Pasqui in Villefranche Sur Mer
Visit August 2017
Malcolm Beaton and Mark Aichroth visited Chantier Pasqui in Villefranche Sur Mer last week.. This historic yard built rowing galleys in the 16th century out of the sme building they resotre J class yachts. Malcolm with one of the craftsmen Christoph. A visit is planned to Gweek next year.
STATEMENT ON ACQUISITION OF GWEEK QUAY 20 JULY 2017
To all Gweek Quay residents, boat owners, employees, Gweek residents and contractors,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of the business of Gweek Quay. Everyone has experienced many false dawns to the revival of this important and historic boat yard, but, I hope this announcement will start a new way of working with all the Gweek Quay community. The new purchasers are Malcolm and Maria Beaton plus Mark Aichroth. Malcolm is a farmer from Somerset with a passion for turning around businesses. Mark is a businessman, ex soldier and a keen sailor of classic yachts, plus has spent many of his early years in Gillan Cove near Helford.
We realise Gweek Quay’s importance within the maritime industry and the local community, we also realise that it is a home and place of work to many people who consider it their own. This responsibility has been seriously considered prior to purchase. This is a one year project to get the boat yard back on its feet, tidy and a place one would want to visit and bring one’s boat.
Malcolm and I plan to meet you over the coming weekend and to hear your views of what should be done and your aspirations for the yard. Jill Wedge will circulate times that we are able to meet. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch on email or telephone and I will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible. Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 07767640986.