The founders of Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT), Josh and Claire Richardson, have launched Shipyard Supply Co. (SSCo.), to meet growing demand for quality superyacht deck equipment. The new business will be headed up by Luke Porter, previously with Oyster Yachts, allowing both companies to focus on their respective markets.
Since its launch in 2011, Queen’s Award winning SYTT has seen year-on-year growth in all aspects of its business, particularly in its deck equipment division.
“By launching Shipyard Supply Co. we are evolving with the superyacht market and meeting the rapid growth in the demand for deck hardware. The new business will operate as a separate entity handling the manufacture and supply of everything from tender whips and fenders to custom stainless steel and carbon projects." said Josh Richardson.
"This allows SSCo. to go beyond the scope of SYTT products and form new relationships and distributorships within the industry and we are very excited to have Luke onboard to manage all of this.”
Luke Porter, a former project manager at Oyster Yachts, will oversee day to day operations at SSCo while Josh and Claire Richardson will focus on the continued success of SYTT. Peter Emmons, Technical Sales at SYTT, will assume a dual role handling all deck equipment enquiries for SSCo. while continuing to work closely with current SYTT clients.
“It’s an exciting time in the superyacht sector with increasing demand for bigger, better and more customised projects. As a former bosun on a superyacht I know how frustrating it can be spending time searching for quality products or finding local suppliers to work on custom projects, so it makes perfect sense to have a one stop shop for all deck equipment." said Luke.
"Our aim with SSCo. is to offer market leading products with unrivalled customer service so the sourcing and buying process is as easy as possible for purchasing departments and yacht crew.”
Maintaining its ethos of choice, not compromise, SYTT will continue to offer deck equipment from the full range of suppliers to deliver the perfect solution for each individual yacht.
SSCo. will be attending Monaco Yacht Show from 26-29 September and will exhibit at METS in Amsterdam from 13-15 November. Please come and meet the team to learn more about our products or you can contact us directly at [email protected].