Production of Trusty Motor Boats halted at Windboats


The development leaves Windboats out of pocket, with two models currently under construction

Construction of Trusty Motor Boats has ground to a halt in Norfolk, the boatbuilder Windboats has confirmed.

Earlier this year Trusty approached Windboats, who also build the Hardy range, to take over the production and moulding process for the T23 and T28 (pictured above).

Norfolk-based Windboats has since taken orders for three models, and two had been under construction.

Oliver James, managing director at Windboats, told MBM: “We have ceased work on the two models we had in progress.”

Mr James was keen to point out that Windboats has honoured all of its financial obligations to subcontractors taken on as part of the Trusty deal and as a result they have been left “in the dark” and “out of pocket”.

Trusty followed up their debut T23 range with the Trusty T28, which was displayed at the 2014 London Boat Show and praised for its ‘little ship’ styling.

However, the company has not signed up to exhibit at next month’s PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September).

At the time of writing the Trusty website was offline and Trusty Motor Boats was not available for comment.