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News releases

30 October 2012 

James Bland wins Apprentice of the Year award

South Devon College held its Apprenticeship Awards Evening recently in the beautiful Great Hall at Dartington, near Totnes, compered by David Fitzgerald from BBC South West. We are delighted to report that James Bland of Darthaven won the award for the best Marine Engineer of the year.


The picture shows James being presented with the award.


4 January 2012 

Halyard announces Darthaven Services as South West Distributor

Halyard, Europe’s largest designer and manufacturer of specialist marine exhaust systems has appointed Darthaven Services as distributor of its products for the South West UK region.

From January 2012, Darthaven Services will be responsible for the sale and distribution of Halyard’s GRP silencers, water separators, exhaust accessories, Aquadrive couplings and noise insulation materials in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Darthaven Services was selected by Halyard, because of its trade record as a successful distributor of other well-known brands, combined with a proven method of distributing technical products to the marine industry.

The company represents five major engine and generator brands in the South West, and has a significant commitment to stockholding new units. Darthaven has also developed a major spare parts hub supporting its products in the region, with travelling sales advisors and engineers to offer help and promote sales. Darthaven Services forms part of Darthaven Marine, an independent, family run business with over 30 years experience in the industry. The company has one of the largest chandleries in the South West, an electrical and electronics facility, engineering unit and a repairs and maintenance department in addition to the distribution business.

Tim Boys, Distribution Manager at Halyard says: "Darthaven Services will provide a strong, regionally based service for Halyard's products in the South West. The company is well established in the region and has a highly experienced team with the technical knowledge required to sell our products to new and existing customers."

David Hill, Business Development and Customer Liaison Manager at Darthaven Services comments: "Darthaven is proud to be appointed the South West distributor for Halyard’s products. Halyard’s products fit well with the ever increasing range of high quality leisure and commercial products we supply to our customer base in the South West."

Halyard products will also be on sale at Darthaven Marina Chandlery seven days a week (Tel 01803 752733), or can be ordered and shipped from Darthaven’s Brixham warehouse for next day delivery.

Picture shows Richard Summers, Managing Director at Halyard, with David Hill, Business Development and Customer Liaison Manager at Darthaven Services.


15 December 2011 

Lee Harris wins prestigious award

The British Marine Electronics Association (BMEA) makes an annual award to the person it considers to be the Technician of the Year. The 2011 award went to Lee Harris, the Head of Darthaven's Electrical and Electronics Department. All of us at Darthaven are delighted and very proud of Lee's accomplishment.

The picture shows Lee being presented with the award by Derek Gilbert of Raymarine.