By the1970s Newbridge Boats had taken over from Leisure Craft (Topaz) and Heron Marine (Corribee) as the builder of a series of yachts from 18 to 28 feet long. Newbridge were unusual in that they formed a different owners’ association for each class of yacht instead of one owners’ association for all of their boats as done by Moody, Westerley, Hurley and many other boat builders. As each new class was launched, a new Owners’ Association was formed. In the 1970’s the Corribee Owners’ Association (COA) and the Virgo Owners’ Association (VOA) were formed. No evidence can be found that there was ever an Owners’ Associations for the Spinner, Topaz, Eclipse, Sunrider or Cracksman classes and NAVA is currently tracing the information about these so that it can be coordinated. Our first Eclipse owner joined in 2015.
Now that NAVA, is the only active Newbridge owners’ association, our information about other Newbridge classes is growing. Former VOA members have joined together with Spinner and Topaz owners. So, if you have a question about any aspect of owning and sailing a a Newbridge yacht there should be someone who can provide an answer - Members find that this is only a telephone call away.
ALL skippers attending NAVA meetings by water are SOLELY responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew and for the safe navigation of their boat. It is also a condition of attendance that all boats carry a MINIMUM of £2 million third party and public liability insurance.