AVES MARINE Ltd

  Onwa Approved Distributor for the U.K




A message to all of my customers from Alan Vick, Director of AVES Marine Ltd.

 

I am very sorry to tell you that I am closing AVES Marine Ltd.

 

I have been promoting the Onwa brand in the United Kingdom since April 2014. I have done so because it is a first class product, super reliable (I have only had one breakdown in over three years) and at a very nice price. I have tried very hard to promote the Onwa brand and have turned away attempts by other manufacturers who asked me to also promote their particular models as I wanted to stay exclusively Onwa because I truly believe in the product. It is the most dedicated to customer support company that that I have ever experienced in over 50 years of selling and servicing electronic devices and my particular contact at Onwa has been completely perfect supporting me throughout. However, recently Onwa management have decided that they want a Distributor in the United Kingdom that can sell more of their products and have appointed a UK wholesaler of marine products to be their UK agent. He has demanded exclusivity to sell the Onwa brand as a Distributor and as a result I can only do so in a such a very limited way and this prevents me freely selling within the E.U.  Much of my sales contact was via the Onwa website and since I have been deleted from this my sales have plummeted to the point that I cannot continue to trade so it is with a very sad and heavy heart that I must now close AVES Marine Ltd. 

I do wish Onwa and their new UK Distributor the very best of good fortune and that the Onwa brand becomes the equipment of choice for U.K sailors - it deserve to be. The feedback that I have had from my customers has been that the brand is excellent value for money, and does everything that a navigator needs without having hugely costly unnecessary additions that 99.9% of sailors do not need. With the completely free charts that all Onwa plotters are supplied with it is a super buy. Unfortunately it is a little known brand in the U.K and as a result very, very difficult to sell. 


Thank you to all those fantastic people who have bought plotters, fish finders, auto pilots and radar from me. During both the selling process and after some became, what I can only describe as; friends. 

Special thanks to Jan K.J (Denmark), George E (Canada, and now somewhere in the South Pacific), James M (Whitstable),  Josef Z (Germany), John H (Monaco), Mark F (Kent), Kosta K (Germany) Peter S (Yorkshire) and all the other wonderful people who I have met through AVES Marine that I have failed to mention in the above. My ever grateful thanks to Kenny, my personal contact at Onwa Marine, for his superb support since 2014 that continues despite Onwa's change of policy and for the happy meetings that we had at METS Amsterdam.

 

This website is paid for until the end of the year so I will keep all the pages openapart from those set up to sell the product. One of my customers that I spoke to this week urged me to do so - he told me that he thought that the content is useful for those interested in marine electronics.


I have a very small amount of stock to dispose of that I will selling at very good prices; some new and some ex-demonstration models; please call me if you need anything as I may have that item that you would like at an even more affordable price. I am taking a much needed break until 12th August but will be available anytime after that date.

 

I have:

Chart plotters

2 x 5.6" (1 x standard and 1 x fish finder versions)

1x 7" plotter + fish finder combo

1 x 8" plotter

5 x 12" plotters

2 x 12" plotter with Class B AIS transducer (1 brand new, 1 used)

        

Other:

2 x dedicated (Semi Pro) fish finders/sounders

1 x AIS Black Box AIS transceiver

Several AIS Man Overboard SARTs

1 x transom mount transducer with temperature sensor

1 x In-Hull transducer with temperature, includes mounting kit

       

Of no value whatsoever:

I have loads of marine navigation and general boat experience, have around 55 years experience repairing electronic devices and a way of dealing with customers that seems to work. Anyone foolish enough to be looking for an OAP who would like some pension top ups in return for dedicated work - please note that I have nothing to do now.     

        

If interested in any of the above please call me on:

 07930 127512 

Or mail me at:  

alanvick@avesmarine.com


Any customer with a product under warranty - I will do my best to see that your warranty is honoured and valid until it expires even after the closure of AVES Marine Ltd. I am in the process of contacting any one that this applies to and you will receive a mail from me shortly.


My thanks and best regards,

     

Alan Vick

   

 (1 x standard and 1 x fish finder versions)

1x 7" plotter + fish finder combo

1 x 8" plotter

5 x 12" plotters

2 x 12" plotter with Class B AIS transducer (1 brand new, 1 used)

 

Other:

2 x dedicated (Semi Pro) fish finders/sounders

1 x AIS Black Box AIS transceiver

Several AIS Man Overboard SARTs

1 x transom mount transducer with temperature sensor

1 x In-Hull transducer with temperature, includes mounting kit

 

Of no value whatsoever:

I have loads of marine navigation and general boat experience, have around 55 years experience repairing electronic devices and a way of dealing with customers that seems to work. Anyone foolish enough to be looking for an OAP who would like some pension top ups in return for dedicated work - please note that I have nothing to do now.     

        

If interested in any of the above please call me on:

 07930 127512 

Or mail me at:  alanvick@avesmarine.com

My thanks and best regards,

 

Alan Vick