In 2018, the UK has seen an exceptional summer, which many of our members have made the most of. Even as we enter the start of winter and the daylight hours shorten, some will still keep their boat in commission to snatch that rare crisp bright day for a short trip out.
The year has seen an excellent growth in association membership, now totalling over 90, of which 70 are Corvette owners and 22 previous or potential owners. As there were over 160 Corvettes made, there is still some headroom to further increase membership. New members are always welcome. Our overseas membership has grown to 11 members, spanning 7 countries.
Over the last few years, brokerage listings have reflected the demand for Corvettes with fewer and fewer of the more recent models coming on the market and when they do, they are usually sold quickly. Buyers new to the brand are becoming increasingly aware of the virtues of this classic boat, with its unusually spacious and versatile accommodation inside and out as well as safe and easy working around the wide side decks together with easy access to the flybridge.
This year the association held two lunches, in the spring and autumn, both hosted by Chichester Yacht Club. These were well attended and provided a chance to meet old friends and make new ones, as well as exchanging Corvette ideas and experiences. The autumn meeting was particularly memorable due to the incredible weather – more like summer.
Several of our members are embarking on ambitious and painstaking restoration projects, and some have already invested significantly in bringing these great boats back to pristine condition – they are worth it! Here’s to 2019.
Please note the prior entries here have been moved to the Archive page so are still available to read if of interest.