For a superb quality Bimini for Atlantic crossings, the Caribbean, the Med please read on......
Our Tecsew Bimini and frame has travelled thousands of miles over 10 years. It has been an essential part of daily blue water cruising on our Jeanneau SO.54DS.
Our strong Tecsew frame supports the CAD contour-tailored Bimini canvas. The shape and extra side strengthening makes this Bimini fantastic quality, exceeding all expectations.
Unfortunately during an unforecast, freak 60+ knot storm, the 10 year old Bimini canvas ripped, the zips held.
Tecsew made us a new Bimini to their original CAD design and posted it to us in the Med....it fits perfectly, again.
Ally is passionate about her work, she was wonderful over the phone and extremely professional by email answering all our questions and requirements.
Our experience of Tecsew and their Bimini work has been superb, we can confidently recommend this company to all blue water sailors.
Tina and Tony Bate
Dealing with Tecsew has been a pleasurable and stress free experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to everyone.
I should also let you know how pleased we are with the quality and the great service that you provided, it has definitely proved to be the best addition to the Lagoon that we have made because it has instantly doubled our living area……. we love it.
The usual excellent service that that I have come to associate with Tecsew! Many other companies could learn a lesson from you when it comes to customer service!!
Thanks once again.
Robert Wheeler, Lagoon 380 Mercury
I can wholeheartedly recommend Tecsew to any boat owner. Their professionalism and customer-focused approach were well tested by the complex, awkward job I gave them, and their work exceeded my expectations in every way. Their smart use of new technology and innovative design process are worthy of praise, and significantly reduce cost for the customer. But most impressive of all are the quality of their craftsmanship and their keen attention to detail.
Kieran Flatt, editor, Yachting Monthly
Dear Ally, I am writing to thank you for an exceptional service and excellent quality goods supplied. I do not normally send letters of thanks and have become used to receiving broken items, goods with bits missing and other goods are very badly made. Having ordered my Bimini from you, and needing it desperately, I was delighted when I found that not only did you manage to make it and have it ready for me well before my deadline but I received it and fitted it to my boat and it fitted perfectly. The quality is second to none – brilliant!! I will not hesitate to pass you name on to anyone that may be interested in the services and goods you offer with my endorsement that will not be disappointed. My additional thanks to you personally, for the professional and friendly way in which you organized all this for me. Many thanks again
Paul Spencer Sealine 425
Yet again Ally and TecSew deliver great customer service. Despite loaded order lists, I still received terrific customer and a rapid report on the state of my (tired now) Tecsew cockpit enclosure from Connor! Can't ask for more. Thanks TecSew
Aqua Vitae Sea School
Some contacts I have in the boatbuilding business reckon these are the best. I have had Tecsew sprayhoods on three boats and so can also recommend them from personal experience.
Mike Beasley, private yacht owner
The photos are great and self-explanatory. I am very pleased with your prompt and efficient service and the job your fitters have done. Well done!
Steve Collins Sun 2500 “BANANA SKIN” Hamble Point Marina
Great work by your speedy team – was (pleasantly) surprised to be woken from my slumbers on the boat at 0730 hrs on Friday by the guys fitting the new sprayhood.
Lovely job, thanks for getting it sorted so quickly.
Robin Anderson Tradewind 35 “Pleiades of Birdham”
After looking long and hard at a number of cockpit tent makers we opted to go with Tecsew for a cockpit tent for our 346. We are absolutely delighted with the result. The tent design has been well thought through and is made with high quality fabric and fittings. With many experiences in the boating world we have found quality of service to be sadly lacking, so it was with some apprehension we ordered the tent. The service we received was truly excellent. An initial visit was done promptly and subsequent measuring and fitting completed within a fortnight. Not bad for late June! Half the pleasure of having our cockpit tent has come from the service we received from you. Nothing was too much trouble
Julian Hickman, Moody 346, “PARADIGM SHIFT”
Just a short note of appreciation for the excellent making and fitting of extended Aft Canopy and Tonneau cover for my Princess 430. The quality of workmanship and materials exceeded my exceeded my expectations and I would have no hesitation in recommending your Company's services. Once again many thanks for a good job well done
Tony Gilliam, Princess 430
I am just dropping you an email to say how pleased we are with the bimini conversion and sprayhood back that you supplied. John and Arnie did a great job, quickly and carefully and I would ask you to thank them for me as well. Bearing in mind that we have just suffered the coldest November for a very long time, we were sitting in the cockpit having dinner the night that it was fitted. We were very pleasantly surprised at the warmth and the ability to experience 'summer dining' in the depths of winter... It has made an incredible improvement to getting in and out of the boat and has provided another VERY BIG cabin which has made entertaining in the winter a real pleasure.
It has transformed our use of the yacht during the winter and has prompted a number of our 'neighbours' to consider getting their yachts done as well - expect a few phonecalls from Brighton!!!
So far, we think that this is the best (certainly most visible) money that we have spent on Novastar to date.
Dave and Rebecca Little SO45ds “Novastar”
Just a quick note to confirm the safe arrival of the Bimini. May I say I am delighted with the quality and service. I will certainly recommend your Company to my associates
Derek Claase “IOLANTHE” Beneteau 473
The cushions have arrived today safely and are looking fantastic. Thanks very much for the prompt service
Richard Longdon owner of a Jeanneau 49DS 2006 new
With thanks for your prompt delivery well ahead of schedule
Mr and Mrs Marshall, “BEYZANO”
Many thanks for your help and work – the new sprayhood looks great!”
Julian Gray, “Delta Blue” SO34.2
Further to my telephone message I just wanted to thank Ally and the team for our bimini frame and canvas work. We really are extremely pleased with both - especially as it was made entirely without setting foot on the boat! The work is most professional and was carried out within our tight time frame. We will be calling on you again when our sprayhoods need replacing.
Will and Julia Hayward, Swan 46
The canopy is still waterproof and looking good, no problems with zips either. Best money spent as it makes another room, thanks Tecsew.
Nick Miller, Jeanneau SO 40
I just wanted to say how pleased i am with our cockpit tent, it has made such a difference having an extra 'room' so to speak. John, Ally and their team have done a fantastic job. The quality of the workmanship, fittings and materials are first class.
Shikari, my Huntsman 28 is now safely moored up in Majorca, after an interesting trip and looks resplendent nicely protected by the overall cover and bimini that you supplied for her. Being a classic vessel it’s so much more challenging to design a bimini particularly that both does the job and looks the part. On our trip we experienced the schizophrenic nature of the Med firstly by enjoying the ‘sun factor 99’ the bimini afforded us on the first leg and then promptly the ‘spray shielding’ from a nasty chop later on. I can now get on with the task of sorting the ‘canvas’ on the Swan 36 and my two Revival Yachts with the confidence of dealing with the most professional and pleasant cover makers around
Iain McInnes, Boat Nut and Revival Yachts Partner
The Cockpit enclosure fitted to my Moody 36 is a great success. It effectively lengthens the boat providing a "room in the cockpit" The fixtures and fittings are robust and the precision fitting ensures we can sail the boat in all conditions with it folded in the cockpit as we have done for hundreds of hours. Most yachtsmen do not realise this and think fitting a cockpit enclosure means constant removal and reassembly. The design is so effective that I have never needed another pair of hands in order to fold and erect the cover! All our winches can be operated and our cockpit enclosure unobtrusively remains permanently in the cockpit greatly increasing our sailing pleasure
Ally, wheel cover absolutely splendid and flag cover very smart
John Eveson “Moody Blue” – Moody 40
I wanted to say thank you for your excellent customer service and for the quick response to my order for a replacement Sprayhood for my Beneteau Oceanis 323. I am again impressed with the quality of materials used and the perfect fit of the Sprayhood which has lifted the overall appearance of the boat.
Incidentally, the previous Tecsew Sprayhood fitted in 2011 has provided good service for eight years and following your clean and rep roofing service will be put to good use as a future winter cover.
Hi Ally, Popped down to see the boat today and was pleasantly surprised to see the boom tent already fitted! Looks really good, and I'm VERY pleased! Best regards Paul
Mr Paul Nolan Moody 49 “Royal Sapphire”
We took the boat (AND CANOPY ) out this week end, they both performed beautifully and with the wet weather we were as dry as could be, even when sailing.
Johns design is perfect - thanks a million.
Simon and Emma Anderton Moody 49
I was down on my boat yesterday and....well, WOW, what a fantastic job John and the team have done! The cockpit tent is all we hoped for, and more! Several people came up to me yesterday to ask where I had had it made. I pointed out it was "designed" and not just made!
Thank you very much to you and all the team for the advice, guidance and speed with which you helped us to have our cockpit tent.
Please add me to your list of very happy 'second time round' customers!
Julian Hickman, SO43ds Hornet SC
I would like to say that the new cockpit cover has transformed the boat immensely and I have not been so pleased with a purchase ever before. The difference is absolutely fantastic
Geoff Curtis “Pandora”
Thanks for the new hood on my boat, Demon Drink. You’ve made an excellent job and transformed my boat. Thank you!
Andy Noble “DEMON DRINK”
Thank you for getting the sprayhood done in time for the weekend. The customer was extremely pleased with it, as we were! Excellent job!
Calibra Marine International Ltd
The sprayhood looked great. It was lovely to find it fitted when we arrived for the Easter break!
M D Graham, “Westerly Maid”
Gosport Premier Marina
As a customer of theirs, I can highly recommend them!!
Paul Butterworth, Beneteau Oceanis 34
I have to say that I am amazed you have completed the work so quickly
Beneteau 411 owner for whom Tecsew made a bimini and sprayhood
Tecsew have been brilliant over many years in providing me with products for my sailing boats including two spray hoods and cockpit enclosures. More recently they have come to my rescue with my garden furniture - after just a few months use my fabric garden swing sun awning deteriorated and needed replacing. Thanks to tecsew I now have a new marine quality sun cover that is more than fit for purpose as per the attached photograph. Thanks for your excellent friendly service.
I would like to thank you for this order. Everything arrived Ok and very well packed. I would like also to refer the materials quality: Excellent! I will recommend TECSEW for future references to my colleagues
Pedro Diener Graca Pereira SO39i Performance
Just a quick note to thank you for all your friendly advice and speedy service. Jane and I are extremely pleased with the cockpit tent and spray hood. We are also glad that we made the choice to go with Tecsew. The end results of the high quality materials used and your experience has made a first class product which we are very proud of. We would highly recommend Tecsew to any boat owner
David & Jane Snook, “Moody Waters”
Just to let you know (I oozed to John about this) we are still absolutely delighted with our cockpit enclosure; it is such a great addition to our yacht. We are able to sit on deck and appreciate the view whatever the weather! Also, the service we have received from your company has been excellent – I chose to have press studs so that I wouldn’t have anything sticking out of the deck that I could injure myself on; a couple of these failed and you came to replace them without any fuss. I recommend you to all my friend!
Karen Green/Richard Kemp, Owners of a Beneteau Oceanis 393 Clipper
We would like to say how delighted we are with out replacement sprayhood and cockpit enclosure. It makes the whole boat look so much smarter
Will Parsons Oyster 406 – “MUSKRAT”
Excellent workmanship – the cover looks very impressive. No mess on the boat – very professional fitting and finish. Quick delivery lead time – was much quicker than expected. Value for money product – compared to your competitors you have a quality product at a seemingly reasonable price. Excellent customer service – my dealings with your Company have always been easy and trouble free
Derek Barnard, Owner of a Moody 40
Lymington Yacht Haven
Just a short note to thank you for your recent work on Bouzouki. I found your company so efficient it quite surprised me when comparing it with others in the industry. The bimini, sprayhood and wheel covers are all extremely well designed and made and the after sales service, to get things just right, was all that I could have asked for. Many thanks
Rodney Emberson, Ben Oce 50
I am truly amazed at the quality of this canopy, and full praise should be given to John, Ally and his crew for their professional service. I gave the brief (on site with the boat) to John, but his 3D measurements, and drawings were in-valuable to finalize the overall design. The 3D system was a huge bonus to make any “tweaks”, but because the design was SO good we did not make any changes. I believe Tecsew are the only Company to offer this service, and quite honestly I cannot see how anybody else could do such a good/accurate job without it! I have attached a few of the 3D drawings to compare to the final product.
Alan Cosby Hunton XRS 37
I arrived down at the marina late Friday evening, it was dark, and I was amazed to find that the new canopy was already fitted. I had a closer look on Saturday morning and I was most impressed with the high quality of workmanship and the attention to detail. I can only say that I was more than pleased - I think a fellow berth holder summed it all up with the words "Ar'nt you smart" Thank you for an exceptional job well done
Frank Jones “Fijitee Jay”
Many thanks for fitting Aubaine’s new sprayhood so very promptly. We are very pleased with it and it looks really great as well as feeling substantial. We are particularly pleased that having has your confirmation of order on 6th May, you had fitted it by 18th May
Neil Mitchell, “Aubaine” SO34.2
Thanks very much for the effort you put into getting the struts to me.
The enclosure has made a huge difference to us this holiday and every contact I have had with Tecsew has been truly great, most unusual in the marine industry.
Dealing with you has been a pleasure and I have attached a couple of photos of us hiding up a river from the storm with the enclosure keeping us warm and dry!
I wholeheartedly recommend Tecsew, they did a great job on my Sealord last year.
Thank you very much for the speed of production and quality of the newly fitted bimini. I was very pleased in the way the installation went onto the boat. It looks great and works really well. I shall now look forward to the sun shining
Tony Bate, Jeanneau 54DS
Amathus Esprit looks a million dollars with the new covers and seats
David Winsall SO40 “Sant Carles de la Rapita”
I recently ordered some canvas drops for a garden shelter which we like to use all year round and is open on one side. I dealt with Leah Allen and could not of been happier with the service and the product. Leah is a credit to the company always polite and extremely helpful and efficient, always answering my queries quickly and leaving me extremely confident that my drops would be everything I hoped they would. Having guided me through the measurements they required and with photos I supplied of the openings the drops were manufactured and delivered very quickly. I am absolutely over the moon with them. Brilliant quality easy to fit. Excellent Thankyou.
Just a quick letter to say thank you for the cockpit enclosure you have made and supplied for my boat. Having felt unsure, I saw it for the first time on Thursday and was delighted with the quality, the appearance and the amazing practicality. Thank you also for the time you spent discussing it with me prior to my order which was extremely helpful
David Jones, Southerly 38
The cockpit cover looks fantastic, Tony and I are really pleased with the finish. You can see it is a real professional job. Thank you for completing it so quickly; with this current weather we are going to be using it quite a lot. Thank you once again for a great service.
Anthony and Therese Rice SO32 “AILISH” Gosport
As I said to you on the telephone I am delighted with the sprayhood and fitting. Your high tech approach to measuring and design has resulted in a perfect product and it has been a pleasure to have your company meeting my requirements. Please pass my thanks to John and all involved in its production.
Peter Smith Contessa 32 “Iceberg of Beaulieu” Gosport Premier Marina
Many thanks for completing the job early. It is an excellent job. We are very pleased with it
Ian Smith, “LUNA GARDE”
I went down to the boat at the weekend and am very pleased with the cockpit cover. Many thanks for completing the work so quickly.
Alan Dawes Hunter Legend 36
Just to let you know – we saw the sprayhood for the first time last weekend, and we are delighted with it. Thanks very much for your care in getting it right – and please thank anybody else who worked on it for us.
Sarah Meeson, Nic 32
I'm pleased with the new cockpit enclosure. It fits well, is better designed that the original and the workmanship seems sound.
Derek Weaving “Morning Star”
What a pleasant surprise to see the new covers fitted when we arrived on Friday night. We were amazed at the light effect the brighter interior colour has compared to the old dark blue.
Ivan Fomin Princess V42 ”H2o”
Gosport Premier Marina
Really appreciate your very professional approach to service and rapid turn round time. I have installed the new Sprayhood, it fits perfectly and looks excellent!
Alan Child, Beneteau Oceanis 43 Sprayhood re-cover
Just to let you know how happy we are with our sprayhood. If I am honest I was a bit apprehensive having done everything by E,Mail, not having seen your product, and getting it shipped straight to Greece, but everything was perfect and the instructions easy to follow.
Kenny Craigie Ben Oce 343
John – Well done. The first of a new design of yacht can be a challenge. A discerning but apprehensive client who knew what he wanted but not how it might be achieved: ''an attractive Bimini/Cockpit Enclosure that did not compromise the lines of the boat but is versatile.''
Result: ''Brilliant'' All done from scratch. Design – manufacture – and fitted in less than three weeks. A very satisfied customer. Many thanks.
Patrick Fuller New Beneteau Sense 50
We are delighted with the cover you made for our BBQ, the colour is a perfect match to the swinging seat cover you made for us last year.
We are also very pleased with the service we received ,and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.i
Hazel & David Stubbington
Can I say how delighted we are with the work that you have done for us on Capisce. We are very very impressed with;
a) the quality of the workmanship ,
b) the service and speed with which you were able to then job,
c) the courteousness and helpfulness of everybody we have dealt with from Tecsew ,not least of which being yourselves, thank you.
We were very pleased to be able add our own aspect to the already successful design that you showed us from Lyra Mara by having windows in the section which joins the front of the bimini to the front of the spray hood. It makes the internal area lighter and will help with visibility if we ever leave it in when on the move. The bimini conversion has already made a big difference to our comfort and well-being.
You already have a very good reputation, which is why we contacted you to do the work, we will be more than happy to recommend you to our sailing friends and other Moody owners.
Tony and Jane Good , “Capisce” (Moody 44 )
We are extremely pleased with the covers you supplied for our new Sabreline 36, particularly the cockpit side screens. Given that I had very little idea of what was needed John has put in place something that I feel is quite innovative. It gives us far more flexibility than I expected whilst still in keeping with the boat. Being able to roll them all up rather than remove each time was a bonus! Anyhow, many thanks for doing such a quality job! It will certainly add to our boating pleasure.
Jane and Malcolm Dunks- Brand new Sabreline 36 Sedan
Tecsew are one of our core contractors/suppliers supplying high quality canvas items. We have a near 100% customer satisfaction for supplied canvas products supported by a service backup from Tecsew that is quick, thorough and professional. Ordering lead times are sometimes less than a week from initial order to fitting. The onsite fitters are reliable and professional and work in a clean and tidy manner. We are happy to recommend Tecsew as a premium supplier of canvas products to any interested party'
Julian Smith, Marco Marine
I have an enclosure on my 31 from Tecsew that has performed well since 2011. Stows away easily, used as Bimini shade for sun or rain. Have even sailed fine with the full enclosure up keeping us cozy and dry in bad weather. Wouldn't want to be without it. It's also great for keeping the midges at bay here in Scotland!
We are just back from a couple of days in Southampton including some time on our boat with Simon yesterday afternoon. We just wanted to say how delighted we are with the Sprayhood and Bimini, the Sprayhood was up and the Bimini folded away but James at Ancasta took some pictures of the Bimini when it was in place for us. It looks fantastic and we are delighted with the result so this note is just to say a huge thank you.
Ian and Sam Langer
I have finally got out to the boat and fitted the new Sprayhood. I'm pleased to report that it fitted perfectly and is even better than the original. It certainly makes the boat look a lot smarter.
Tecsew are consistently reliable in quality, workmanship and in their ability to know exactly what the customer wants. My Bimini arrived in Spain on time and with clear instructions. As you can see from the photos it fits perfectly. It is also robust and with it fully extended we sailed from Seville to Cadiz in F5 (20knot wind) and I could easily manage all sheets and winches. You advised me that it would not permit a full boom out of the main which is correct but we did not find this a problem.
Jim Flanagan Moody 40 “XTRADUTY”
Dear John, we returned yesterday from our holiday to find that you have completed our cockpit tent on “Cygnet” and it looks terrific! Well done and a super fit too, we shall look forward to making full use of it for the remainder of this season and during 2010’s annual cruise. All the very best to you and the team at Tecsew and thanks for doing such a super job.
David & Jane Brett “Cygnet” Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2
Arriving at Xarifa on Saturday, we were delighted to discover that her new sprayhood and cockpit cover have now been fitted.
It all looks a very classy, high quality job and the extra space available at the back end of the cockpit is amazing – so John was right to push for the change compared to her original cover.
The burgundy is a good colour match with her burgundy colour bands and the linen on the inside looks very good. The stainless steel track system is very neat.
Your attention to detail throughout the whole process has been very impressive; we shall definitely be recommending Tecsew to our sailing acquaintances.
Andrew Field Aphrodite 33 ”XARIFA”
Thank you Ally and John for all help and advice.The Garden blinds are millimetre perfect.
Well that was a nice surprise !! We went to the boat at the weekend and were surprised to see how quickly you'd made and fitted the bimini. We were even more surprised when we opened it up and saw how beautifully made it was and how well it fitted. A really great job and yes, you can quote me!!
D Cumella Delphia 40.2 “RV II”
Gosport Premier Marina
I had a chance to visit the boat and try out the Dodger. It fits really nicely. You and your team did a great job! Thank you.
Anon, Hanse 320
John Twine and his energetic helper (sorry we didn't pick up his name) did a brilliant job. We're very pleased with all 3 items.
Peter and Jean Coles Moody 33 Eclipse
Many thanks for the work on the boat
Mike Faulkner Athena 38 Catamaran “Serenity”
Endeavour Quay Gosport
Dear John and Ally
Many thanks for the Sprayhood, Cockpit Enclosure and anchor Winch Cover fitted to Blustery Day and for leathering the grab bar.
The attention to detail was both impressive, as was the time you spent talking me through the various options. The speed and good grace with which you made a couple of necessary changes after everything had been fitted were service of a kind I thought had vanished years ago!
I've sailed in a F7 with the enclosure roof up as a Bimini - rock solid - and the new 'conservatory' is a joy to sit in.
Cockpit tent fitted today and looking very nice. The fitters were great, very polite and efficient
John Monger Moody 346 Hornet SC
I would like to thank you and your staff for an excellent service that you have provided. Not only was the quality of your workmanship but the speed you managed to complete the job was impeccable. I will fully recommend your company to anybody that is in need of any work of this nature
My husband happened to be at the boat last night and was delighted to find that the work had been done. He is very pleased with the completed work. He was also very impressed with the additional touches such as the reinforcement on the back panel where the tiller might rub when in the upright position. I would also like to thank you and your staff for the efficient, speedy way that the work has been carried out. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company in the future. With many thanks.
Isabel Gregg “Etain” – Dufour 32
We are very happy with the hood. Many thanks to Ally and Doug
P R Miller, Hallberg Rassy “Niki II”
I went to the boat yesterday and the new covers looked excellent.
Brilliant! All fit really well and will make a big difference in the Caribbean. The tonneau is a very neat idea and we will have it in place for the shipping trip.
Many thanks for a very swift and efficient service, all very much appreciated.
Alastair was right-there was only one company to go to!
Graeme and Lesley Shove Malo 46 “SHONA”
Somewhere in the Caribbean
Tecsew was a saving grace to us; to get high quality good value with great customer service. We are totally behind you guys – be proud of it.
Ashley Overton, sales director of Ancasta International
Bimini working well in sunny Spain! Thank you, we are very pleased. I would also like to add that it has been a real pleasure dealing with your organisation. Very responsive and a great product which is working well for us. It even keeps the rain off!
Ian Clothier Moody 47 ”MAXIMILLIAN”
You kindly made a Cockpit Enclosure for our SO37 and fitted it in early 2007, when we kept the boat at Hamble. At short notice you returned to the boat and made minor alterations and split the maintubes, so we could set of for the east coast. In the summer of 2007 I cleverly "chucked" the heavy stainless steel lower lugs for the frame into three metres of water and mud! What to do? I phoned Tecsew at 10am on a Tuesday and explained the problem. Tecsew took details of the measurements of the 2 tubes and attachments over the phone, did the necessary fabrication immediately, and despatched to our home address where the replacement parts were received on Thursday am.
Peter and Jenn Greatrex, Sun Odyssey 37
The quality of the work and in particular the fit of the hood is exemplary. I could not recommend you highly enough and if you need a reference for your work or somebody wants to see an example of your work, then please point them in my direction and I would be happy to oblige
Andrew Adams, “Jeannique”
What a lovely surprise to find our boat cushions on Lyra Magna this morning! They look wonderful and we are very pleased with them. You have done a fantastic job. Already we have been complimented on them, we of course explained about your wonderful services. Thank you!
Mrs Barbara Watkins Moody 44cc ”LYRA MAGNA”
Hamble Point Marina
I went to the boat this weekend just gone and was very impressed. Thank you for your great service and pass on my thanks to Bruno and his team.
Matt Humphries, Powercat 525
We just wanted to tell you that the covers for our Moody 31 fitted perfectly. We are so satisfied with both the sprayhood and the cockpit enclosure after having tried them out on a sailing trip for 8 days along the western coast of Sweden. We had nearly all sorts of weather (luckily no snow!), and we really enjoyed sitting safely and dry when sometimes it was raining cats and dogs.
We had no problems fitting the covers, but we had to make new holes all the way round. That was not a big job, and our "Lykle" looked nearly new with the new covers on.
Ovi and Kari Styren Moody 31
Thank you so much for all your amazing work on Isobel's new cover
Hugo Andreae, Editor, Motor Boat and Yachting magazine
Doesn’t that look splendid! I know one thing – a strong west wind carrying rain will not stop us enjoying being on board anymore. Its like having another room on the yacht. The area within the cockpit enclosure is warm enough for the kids to sleep in
Mr and Mrs Eveson, Owners of a Moody 36 who ordered a sprayhood and cockpit enclosure
A special thanks to Ally and the staff for the fast and professional customer service provided on my order for a sprayhood for my Hunter 326. Delivery to my door in Finland in just two weeks from order was fantastic. Excellent quality of workmanship and materials, endorses my recommending your company to anybody looking for a job well done. Thank you!
Sean McConnell, Hunter 326
Dear John & Ally, I would like to thank you for the excellent rigid Bimini I purchased from you at the beginning of this Season.It performs superbly both in the heat and heavy storms.Your Quality and fine attention to every detail both in design and manufacture are second to none. This is also borne out by the many complements that I receive on my travels on the great condition of my Sprayhood you made originally,when they cannot believe it is 8 years old !
I will have no hesitation on ordering a replacement mainsail Lazyjack Bag from you for next Season,as my existing one which was originally made by a French manufacturer is completely worn out.
I look forward to seeing you both again at the end of the year.
Just been down this weekend to look at the new cockpit enclosure for the first time; looks great and was impressively protected in the Siberian wind
Dr P Hetherington, Southerly 110 “BORDER REIVER”
We are delighted with the conversion. It gives us an easy deployed Bimini for use in hot weather and also for use while sailing in rain. When moored up, we are able to deploy the enclosure which turns the cockpit area into cosy living space in foul or colder weather. There is no awkward extra steel-work to find a home for when the cockpit tent is stowed so all we have to find a home for is a few pieces of canvas. Dismantling it is a doddle. Putting it up takes a couple of tries to figure out the best order to do things in - but then it becomes easy. It takes us about 5 minutes to erect. The Velcro assistance on the side-panels helps and the bungee attachments around the base of the tent are easily deployed and removed from inside the tent. When erected, the whole thing looks like a 'proper job' blending nicely with the original design. With the Bimini up it has always taken a bit of ducking and weaving to get between the cockpit and the side deck. This is inevitable given the geometry and is quite manageable. The entrances to the tent from the side decks inherits the same slight difficulty. We anticipate that stern-to-mooring in the Med will make this even less of a problem. With hidsight, I would pay more attention to the tapes which secure the side and particularly rear panels when rolled up. These are fiddly to do up and not very secure. I would recommend toggles and loops - preferably with some bungee involved - for any future attempts
Mr and Mrs Kitson, Southerly 35RS, Bimini Conversion
Thank you for a brilliant job well done
Mr and Mrs Howard, “Galadriel”
Gosport Cruising Club
Just been down the boat. Everything is there. Better still, I’m delighted with both the new Sprayhood and Wheel Cover. They are an excellent fit.
Mike B of Hertfordshire
Many thanks for the stunning new mainsail cover and the repaired Bimini
Mr and Mrs Joyce “Ayesha of Hamble”
Thank you to all the team at Tecsew. I have just had fitted a new Sprayhood and Sun Canopy to my Victoria 34 and they are simply superb.
They have been made very quickly to fulfil my deadline and the quality of the work is excellent.
I highly recommend the company
Dr Alan Taylor SV Symphony Portsmouth
I would like to thank John and his team for arranging such a quick turn around on the new sprayhood for a New Élan Impression 434. I phoned John on Friday afternoon he measured it on Monday morning and returned the same afternoon with the completed hood and fitted it that day, a truly outstanding service.
Bruce Hastie, Yacht Sales and Brokerage Manager, Premier Yacht Sales Ltd.
The instructions were fine. Managed to fit it over a couple of hours. Very happy with the outcome.
David Manifold, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 Self-Fit Sprayhood Recover and Cockpit Enclosure
Just wanted to write and thank you for the great canopy you’ve designed and built for our Antares 9.80. You were very patient with our various requests and provided some useful improvements to our original design. Never having had a canopy on a boat before, I was a little apprehensive that it would make the cockpit feel a little dark and too enclosed. On the contrary, it’s given us a whole new room, that’s bright & airy with all the windows…a great new space for us!
I was out on the boat with friends from Wednesday evening and was completely surprised that the bimini and cushions had been fitted. I’m very pleased with everything - thank you so much
Owner of a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49
Today I finished the installation of Sprayhood and cockpit enclosure. Cutting and stitching excellent, excellent material excellent finish. We are very grateful for giving better value to my “Gabbianella”!
Gualtiero Martina Beneteau First 25.7
Tecsew: a great company!
I have just fitted my canvas side panels to my outside bar and they look fantastic and fit like a glove , I would highly recommend tecsew there service was very professional and the team I spoke to were very friendly and bent over backwards to help me . keep the good work up tecsew
I would like to record my appreciation to yourself and team from Tecsew for producing and fitting the excellent cockpit enclosure for our Westerly Konsort Sweet Lil. The family has made full use of it from the first day, using it as a Bimini from the strong sun, a Windbreak after swimming, and then the children had great fun sleeping under it in the cockpit. I was very impressed to find the job completed so quickly and professionally and just 10 days after placement of my order. We are now looking forward to fully utilising the extra space onboard the enclosure now gives regardless of weather conditions
Clive Bowles and Family, “Sweet Lil”
Thank you for fitting a new sprayhood to “Yahtzee” so promptly. We are very pleased with the result.
Mr and Mrs Pegler Moody 27
Dear John and Ally, I have visited BENBO at Chichester Marina today and seen the new sprayhood! It looks very good and strong. Thank you for your prompt service. Best regards