UK. B& G celebrates 50th anniversary with another year of winners Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 November 2006
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B&G, the world's most respected and long running marine instrument manufacturer, this year celebrated its 50th year in the business. And as ever it was another year packed with B&G winners and record breakers.

In the Grand Prix sailing world, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, every one with B&G onboard, came home after an exciting, gruelling and action packed race. The America's Cup Acts were played out with every single boat using B&G and a successful TP52 Med Circuit took place with B&G onboard every boat, and WTP on the top 7 boats.

"It has been an extremely satisfying year, especially as every single Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup team were using B&G to help improve performance," comments Richard Acland, Managing Director, B&G.

There was also great success for B&G equipped boats in the record-breaking department too. Dee Caffari's amazing round the world west-about single handed record was won with the help of B&G, and a B&G equipped Orange II took the transatlantic record.

"We have a long history of providing dedicated support to solo record attempts, such as Ellen MacArthur, so it is great to see more records being broken with B&G onboard in 2006," says Richard Acland. "Our ethos is to provide the same accuracy and reliability in all our instrument systems to ensure that all B&G users, whether cruising, racing or circumnavigating, get the same performance advantages."

In a year that B&G launches its next generation instrument system, H3000*, and the most advanced tactical software ever developed, Deckman V8, the brand has also performed excellently sales-wise. Highlights include the launch of the X-35 class with B&G fitted as standard and the announcement that the RC44 & GP42 classes had chosen B&G as official instrument supplier.

Discerning cruisers, competitive racers and superyacht owners worldwide still see B&G as the instrument and autopilot system of choice, with the B&G Custom Projects team being kept extremely busy this year on bespoke luxury and race boat installations. The pinnacle of this has to be the complete instrument system supplied to the stunning Maltese Falcon, which featured an H2000 hydra processor for each mast and a total of five mast head units.

"50 years is a long time but B&G has continually managed to stay ahead of the field through not only our products, but the complete dedication of the whole team to providing customers with absolutely the best service possible. We are all looking forward to taking B&G into 2007 especially with the introduction of H3000, which is truly the best B&G instrument system to date," concludes Richard Acland.
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