Crannog takes the helm at Mallaig Boatbuilding Published: 06 March, 2007
Pictured are Finlay Finlayson and John Henderson, flanked by Andrew Carr, Mallaig Boatbuilding’s new Office Manager and Alasdair Sinclair, Boatyard Manager.
MALLAIG Boatbuilding and Engineering has been bought by Fort William company Crannog Concept. The deal keeps the boatyard in local ownership and gives it the backing and resources to grow and prosper into the future.
Crannogs owner Finlay Finlayson said: Taking over Mallaig Boatbuilding and Engineering is an exciting development for Crannog. Our seafood business has been looking for a base in Mallaig for some time. In addition the boatyard, and in particular its strong engineering capability, adds a great deal to The Underwater Centre in Fort William.
“Were very impressed with the team at the boatyard and very confident in playing our part in building a positive future for the company. We see great potential for Crannog in Mallaig as a whole.
John Henderson, Mallaig Boatbuildings outgoing owner, said: As the last of three generations of the family owning the business its obviously an emotional time for me knowing that there wont be a Henderson at the helm any longer. However Im delighted I leave it in the hands of Finlay, a local man who sees a positive future for the business, and Id ask that my customers give him their support in the future.
The Crannog team says it is looking forward to working with Mallaig Harbour Authority and the various other public bodies to develop the exciting potential it sees in Mallaig.
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