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Lark Association announce the new Lark from Ovington Boats

by Lark Class Association 29 May 2009 05:46 PDT
The prototype Lark hull is nearing completion at Ovington Boats © Ovington Boats

The Lark Class is pleased to announce an association with Ovington Boats to build new Larks

The Ovington mould has been modified to improve consistency in the hull assembly, at the same time ensuring that the construction provides an overall consistency in hull weight. The hull and deck is to be constructed from epoxy foam sandwich. Whilst the boat is not vastly different from the successful design of the past 10 years, it has significant refinements improving the quality of the boat.

The prototype hull is nearing completion and will be fitted to a standard Lark specification and is expected to be seen on the water in June.

Chris Turner Managing Director of Ovington Boats, said, “We are delighted to have been appointed as the official builder for the Lark Class and are making every effort to ensure that this new Ovi Lark is built to the highest quality using the latest technology. We see our techniques as a step up in quality, without putting any of the older boats at a speed and performance disadvantage, which has been paramount in the build brief from the Class.”

Simon Cox, Chairman of the Lark Class Owners Association, said, "The Larks are excited to be working with a builder who has the reputation and track record of Ovington Boats. This partnership guarantees the future of the Lark Class with well thought through, strongly built boats. The Larks have experienced significant growth in popularity due to its affordability and highly competitive fleet."

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