Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its OYSTER watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the OYSTER, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the PERPETUAL rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, exploration, sports, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's largest independently -owned private client investment managers with 39 offices throughout the UK and Channel Islands and £28 billion under management.
Committed to providing a personal service, Brewin Dolphin offers a wide range of financial solutions to help you make the most of your investments. Our success is founded on the firm belief that, because your financial needs are unique the advice you receive should be too. We've worked this way for generations, providing individually crafted solutions that help our clients preserve and create wealth. Today, we are putting that accumulated experience to work for many thousands of clients including private clients, companies, charities and pension funds.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport is the world's leading provider of yacht transportation services on a lift-on-lift-off basis. With offices all around the world, a global network of destinations ranging from the familiar to the exotic and its own fleet of around 120 independent carriers, the company has been propelled to the peak of its sector in just over 25 years.
Innovation has been the key to Sevenstar's success, including the development of new loading methods and adaptable shipping cradles. Today the company arranges the transport of motor and sailing yachts, up to 60 metres in length and 650 metric tonnes, as well as racing boats.
During 2013 this proud family run company will be celebrating half a century as one of the market leaders in technical sailing and lifestyle apparel.
Founded in 1963 this British specialist clothing brand has pioneered the development of modern foul weather clothing technology and design, introducing a number of design firsts now accepted as industry standards, including; the first ever Bri-Nylon® garment with hand taped seams; the first integral safety harness; the first non corrosive zip and the use of Velcro® as a closure on garments to name but a few.
Henri-Lloyd's association with the world's sailing elite and early pioneers of solo circumnavigation include Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sir Alec Rose, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and over the past twenty years with Sir Ben Ainslie, quadruple Olympic Gold Medallist.
Pantaenius is a specialist insurance intermediary that has been arranging insurance for yachts for over 40 years and now has an impressive portfolio of over 70,000 yachts worldwide, administered by over 200 employees. Pantaenius products offer the highest financial security and our own in-house international claims management teams are able to react quickly to any claim situation, almost anywhere in the world. Whether you are a cruiser or a racer Pantaenius has the right product for you, with the service to match.
Inmarsat, the industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications, was founded in 1979 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) so ships could stay in constant touch and summon help in an emergency. In 2009 we launched the first worldwide 3G broadband network, the backbone of our FleetBroadband service. This award winning service has revolutionised offshore sailing by enabling critical communications on-board yachts, from weather updates and navigational reports to safety/emergency alerts.
As proud partner to the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race, our FleetBroadband service, which powers communications in the Volvo Ocean Race, is provided to eight boats in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race.
Exposure Marine manufacture high-power, compact lightweight marine searchlights and torches for offshore sailing. Using the latest advantages of LED technology, the cordless rechargeable lights combine search options (visible up to three nautical miles), with red beam, SOS and strobe safety features, in a very small, buoyant casing.
The lights were thoroughly tested by Ian Walker and the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew during the last Volvo Ocean Race, and has been described by Mike Golding as 'the ultimate sailing torches'. The Norwegian Sea Rescue Association (NSRA), now recommend Exposure's lights to their membership, and use them on their search and rescue crafts.
Drift Innovation is an action sports technology company specializing in the capture and sharing of digital imagery across all platforms. Drift manufactures quality point of view HD cameras, mounts and accessories, inspiring action sports enthusiasts to document their experiences, capture the emotion and share their vision with friends and family.
Drift's mission is to ensure that their unique product features such as an LCD screen for instant playback, wireless remote control, rotatable lens and intuitive interface, guarantee a simple, positive user experience. Drift-sponsored professional athletes in moto, auto, outdoor, snow, aquatic and airborne sports are an integral part of the R&D process, testing the performance and durability of Drift products in the field. Drift, widely recognized as one of the top three point-of-view camera brands globally, distributes its products in more than 25 countries.