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REIDmarine at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show

REIDMarine are pleased to announce the conclusion of a very successful Southampton Boat Show, with a general air of positivity within the marine industry our order books are looking strong for 2014.

The 45th Southampton Boat Show took place from the 13th September through to the 22nd. Although the weather was mixed it was great to see a combination of new faces and some old friends enjoying the various activities.

From having a go at Paddle Boarding to admiring the Bessie Ellen, one of the last surviving West Country trading ketches.

We even caught a glimpse of Top Gear’s Richard Hammond launching one of the new model motor boats.

For the past 20 years REIDmarine have exhibited at both the Southampton Boat Show and London Boat Show.

This year, we were one of more than 600 exhibitors, from 22 countries around the world, exhibiting a fascinating range of wares and knowledge. More than 110, 000 visitors turned up over the course of the show to get involved with sailing and other water-based opportunities.

For those who missed the Southampton show we look forward to seeing you at Excel for the London Boat Show in January 2014. To find out before then, take a look at REIDmarine’s flagship boat, the Hawk20

Summer at REIDsteel

This year was the 50th annual fundraiser for the Mudeford RNLI lifeboat crew, with more people than ever before turning out to enjoy the faire and watch the spectacular Raft Race.

Entering crews throw on fetching fancy dress and set sail on an equally fashionable raft to raise money for Mudeford RNLI station. Among others, there were teams representing Highcliffe Charity Players, Priory Vet Group and of course, REIDsteel.

July 2013 marked the sixth time that REIDsteel have entered the infamous Mudeford Raft Race. Confidence was high leading up to the event having previously won three times in succession.

To recognise the outstanding achievement by Andy Murray at this year’s Wimbledon Tournament it was decided amongst the crew that Tennis would be the theme for this year’s raft, many thanks go to Paul at Solo Signs for donating his time and logo’s to help theme this year’s raft.

As REIDsteel is situated in a coastal town, many of its employees sail or enjoy a keen interest in boating. This involvement in the marine industry has enabled the REIDsteel crew to raise the most sponsorship of all teams participating in the event several years running.

Their mission to raise as much money as possible is close to home as REIDsteel’s marine assistants; Simon Barnett and Daniel Pitcher are both RNLI Crew members on-board Mudeford Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.

The team wouldn’t want to see their colleagues go to sea without the essential equipment needed to help save lives at sea.

Leigh Keynes, a fabricator and glazer says that the event is a brilliant way to bring all the staff at REIDsteel together. Whether sat in the boat or on the harbour it’s a great day out and a chance to share a mini sandwich or two.

As the sun shone, paddles were wielded, but the race became a hard one as the crew battled against strong winds and a path-blocking rogue raft. Good weather and high morale couldn’t help our team and they were pipped to the post by New Milton Round Table.

The REIDsteel crew will return next year, even more determined to reclaim their crown!

The Mudeford Lifeboat Funday, Sunday 22nd July 2012


On the sunniest day of the summer so far, the REIDsteel Team took to the water for the annual Mudeford Lifeboat Funday Raft Race.

After a very convincing victory in their heat, the final proved a much tougher test for the lads, with a neck and neck struggle for supremacy between REIDsteel and the New Milton Roundtable Team.

Finally, with what was surely an immense amount of Steve Redgrave like grit and determination, the REIDsteel team broke the oppositions resistance and crossed the line ahead to win the race and retain their winners title from last year.

The lads were then awarded another accolade, as for the second year running they were the team who had raised the most money for the cause.

Harshly (we think) they were not awarded any prizes for their outfits!