24 March 2018 - First Demo Day at Graham Water Sailing Club. Thanks to all 9 who had a demo sail, including a well-known sailing holiday company - hopefully the D-Zero will be one of their 2019 dinghy range ! Thanks also to GWSC for helping co-ordinate, publicise, and keep an eye on the water. Pete McCoy also held a training session in the lightest of airs !
6 March 2018 - The winner of "Win a Days Training in a Devoti D-Zero" is Jo Norrington of Herne Bay. Jo is really looking forward to it, and we'll be heading up there soon to give Jo a day to remember and hopefully some D-Zero demo's to other potential D-Zero owners.
4 March 2018 - RYA Dinghy Show completed, with hundreds of enthusiastic and keen to demo sailors in both the Optimist and D-Zero. First D-Zero was purchased in ten minutes after opening - in fact david Summerville was on the stand just before show opening with credit card in hand 1 Thanks David. We were also lucky enough to have Saskia Clark, Dan Holman and the Optimist European Champion India Page-Wood visit the stand. Saskia loved the D-Zero design, Dan talked of sailing at the Nats, and India loved the Devoti Oppie and wished she had one !
23 February 2018 - Only one week to go till the RYA Dinghy Show, and we have a fantastic eye-opening stand with 2 D-Zero's and an Optimist, as well as the Class Association with plenty of friendly sailors to chat to, and see why they love to sail the D-Zero. www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy-show/Pages/hub.aspx
20 February 2018 - DZero partner with Pegasus Marine Finance. Further to several current owners and potential owners when on the circuit last year, DZero have searched for the right finance partner to work with, whom are very knowledgeable of the sailing market, and have good experience, with 5 star Trustpilot ratings. Click on the Pegasus images on the D-Zero & Optimist pages for more information and a quotation
20 February 2018 - First Demo Event announced. DZero are very keen to provide as many demonstration sails as possible around the UK, showing why we love the D-Zero and why you would love to be sailing one ! First event is at Graham on 24/3 - please visit the Demos & Training page to book an hours slot, or see where we will be demo'ing next.
7 February 2018 - Team Rider Peter McCoy joins the team. Former British Sailing Team Finn sailor, and training partner to Giles Scott joins the team to help demo the boats, be involved with the Class training, and show how to get the best out of the D-Zero. Pete will be sailing as many events as possible including the Nationals, and campaigning a J70 team. We cannot wait to go sailing with Pete !
29 Jan 2018 - New DZero website goes live ! In readiness for the formal new business launch on Feb 1, the new website has gone live and will be kept bright and up-to-date, with blogs, news, plenty of graphics, and a new ecomm store in time for the show. Check out our new Facebook page - dzero.co.uk, and also our Instagram under the same name.
26 Jan 2018 - Going to the RYA Dinghy Show on 3-4 March ? The D-Zero & Optimist will be there ! Come and meet us & the D-Zero Class Association ... www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy-show/Pages/hub.aspx
16 Jan 2018 - Having fun at the photoshoot. Behind the scenes at our photoshoot, taking shots that the marine industry do not usually go for ! The D-Zero meets Top Gear, with the latest LED lights, lasers and smoke, all shot in the dark. Mike Austen & Toby Adamson working their magic with long exposures and light-washing, whilst Mark Covell brought in his tech know-how with lasers and smoke ! All we needed was the music, which Mark nearly brought also !!
4 Jan 2018 - Howwhatwhere Ltd announced as the new exclusive UK dealer for the D-Zero & Optimist. David @ Howwhatwhere says "the D-Zero is an amazing dinghy to sail with a fantastic class association, and with Devoti's passion and exceptional build quality, I believe the D-Zero and D-Optimist have only just started. Find out more ... www.suntouched.co.uk
14 Dec 2017 - We visit the Devoti Sailing factory in Poland. Only Finns were in build mode as a run of D-Zero's for the Jan/Feb sales had just been completed, however it was great to meet the team, other European dealers, and get to see how much passion and experience goes into each and every dinghy. The team were very excited to show off how they built, using state of the art ceiling-filtered dust-free build areas, discuss feedback from sailors and how the manufacture process can be improved to give an even higher quality boat. The traditional brick-built factory was in renovation, though the inside was absolute cutting edge. I could have spent hours talking to the build teams though the Finn build is busy, and delaying that build would only hold the next D-Zero run ! Watch this space as I will be out for the next build ...