Head Office - Worldwide Sales

John CurryBA, CA

Managing Director

After a full career as a chartered accountant, I am overjoyed to be back in the yachting business – especially with a product that I am so proud of. Believe it or not, my hours are worse than ever. I cannot wait to get to the office in the morning to see what new emails have arrived. Quotes, product development, production and boat shows fill my week. I delight in technical enquiries and can always talk about boats. So please find us at a show, or send me an email.

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Will CurryBBA

Director Of Sales

I graduated from university and landed a job in the corporate world. But I quickly realized where my true passion lies – Boats. I’ve worked and travelled on both power and sailboats since the age of 14 (with a variety of windvane and watermaker systems) so it was a no brainer to join Hydrovane in 2005.  My wife Sarah and I purchased our first sailboat in Mexico in 2012 and sold it in Sydney, Australia. We’re now outfitting and cruising our second boat. Wherever I am in the world, I look forward to answering your questions. Like my father, I can talk about boats for hours…

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Sarah CurryBA

Director Marketing & Parts

Will and I married in 2011 and six months later I quit my human resources job, joined Hydrovane, and we purchased our first sailboat together in Mexico. I had no sailing experience… and – true confession – I didn’t really understand what a windvane was! The first time we left the dock, we sailed 450 nm from Guaymas to Mazatlan. Since then I’ve learnt a thing or two, and our adventures crossing the Pacific have given me the cruising bug for life. I love managing Hydrovane’s marketing; it is a product I now fully appreciate and respect. As for Parts Orders, it’s inspiring to be in contact with our customers all over the world.

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Karen CurryBFA, MEd

Boat Show Warrior

I had been offshore with John previously, but the single most influential event in my life was our trip in 1996/7 to Mexico, Hawaii, and back home to Vancouver – with our two teenage boys. That adventure continues to be the glue that binds our family together to this day. These days I am fortunate to travel the world as an artist and give workshops in Palm Desert, Vancouver and most recently France and Spain – feel free to contact me about these. Karen Curry Studio

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Irene McTavishBA

Accounting & Office Manager

A twenty year career in marketing and finance with communication and tech companies has prepared me well to balance Hydrovane’s books. Typical for the Hydrovane team, I’ve lived in various part of the world: starting life in Asia, marrying a Scot, and even uprooting my family to Switzerland for a few years. My love for ocean views and sunshine mean my family and I frequently travel to Asia and Europe, and always fit in an annual summer surf trip to Maui.

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Gloria Anderson

Order Manager

I am Hydrovane’s Order Manager which means I also head up the Customer Happiness Department.  Born and raised in Vancouver BC, I’ve been a worker since the age of 16, have always lived by the ocean and once even had a job selling sand!  I’ve lived in Mexico, sung in a band and operated my own interior design and painting company. My life’s highlight has been raising three tremendous young men.  When away from the office I’m playing or travelling…  it might be golf, a junket to Europe, tennis, a walk on the beach or pickleball! I’m quick to laugh and always up for a new adventure.

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UK Team - Engineering and Production

Lee Colledge

Assembly Facility Manager

Lee has been involved with Hydrovane for over 10 years. He manages our Assembly Facility. His role is vital to order fulfillment and he’s an expert at building units; he assembles over 120 parts for every Hydrovane that is shipped out the door! Mandy, Lee’s wife, also regularly helps with packaging and organization. With a family that includes children and grand-children, they have a busy work and family life.

Geoff Town

Experienced Technician

Geoff is Hydrovane’s longest standing team member. He has been involved with Hydrovane since the 1970’s and worked alongside Derek Daniels, the original inventor, for many years. Geoff used to machine every single Hydrovane part by hand! Those times have changed, but he is still regularly involved in finding solutions to small problems and helping out as needed. Geoff’s in-depth knowledge of the Hydrovane’s parts and history is irreplaceable. 

Ted Hargreaves

Engineer

Based on the Isle of Wight, Ted has been an invaluable member of the Hydrovane team for 10 years. In his younger days, Ted formed a company designing and building one off production machinery and ancillary products for the printing industry. More interestingly, he has made two Atlantic circuits on his 1937 13 ton Hillyard Ketch with his daughter, Nicola, and a Hydrovane. Both times they encountered hurricanes on the return leg. Ted gets credit for the upgrade in our improved shaft bearing system, the latest version of our rudder, and the XT Vane. All projects of significant value.

 


Dealers - Non-English Speaking Countries

Germany

Tom Logisch

Logisch Yachts

http://www.tomlogisch.com

Rodelberg 47
Kleinmachnow, 14532
Germany
+49 33203 71501
info@tomlogisch.com

Holland

Rob Wink

ROBWINK Serious Seatools

http://www.robwink.nl

Kaapstanderweg 1-i
Lelystad, 8243RB
Holland