Six New Class Builders
In accordance with World Sailing’s Olympic Equipment Policy, which states that any interested and qualified manufacturer must have the opportunity to become a builder of Olympic equipment ILCA have now appointed six new builders worldwide joining PSA here and PSJ in Japan.
To comply with the WS policy the International Laser Class boats will be sold under the ILCA brand in order to allow builders to sell boats in any part of the world without trademark restrictions.
The new builders are;
- Devoti Sailing s.r.o. (Poland)
- Element 6 Evolution Co Ltd (Thailand)
- Nautivela srl (Italy)
- Ovington Boats Ltd (United Kingdom)
- Qindao Zou Inter Marine Co., Ltd (China)
- Rio tecna srl (Argentina)
All ILCA approved builders’ boats are manufactured from moulds made from ILCA master tooling and are built in strict compliance with the standards and specifications of the class Build Manual.
In Australia we have been fortunate to have the most experienced builder in PSA here so perhaps little change in supply arrangements. Some other Laser Regions had not been well served under the previous builder arrangements so are very pleased to have production closer to home – an advantage we have enjoyed for a long time.