SIMMONDS IN PRINT
their relative scarcity, a surprisingly large number
of items have been published about Simmonds boats over
the years, ranging from original sales brochures to
magazine articles, reviews and features.
is our hope to be able to reproduce some of these here
on the website, where they may provide a valuable resource
for owners, and interesting reading and inspiration
for others. Hopefully the list below will grow steadily
in the months ahead. Items are in chronological order:
& Yachting Magazine, November 1954
Live outside broadcasts by the BBC were still something
of a novelty in the early Fifties, but the Corporation
was still keen to try out their new equipment . . .
but why televise the launch of a new speedboat at Ruislip
Lido? Nevertheless, they did, and Motorboat & Yachting
Magazine published a short article about the event.
Shortly after manufacturing rights for the Simmonds
were purchased by Huwood Engineering of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
a modest sales brochure was published. It contained
few words, and not many photographs, but the content
is reproduced here to illustrate the tone and confidence
of the new management. MORE>
This is a fascinating document, dating from the early
years following the transfer of manufacturing to Huwood
Engineering. In its original form there are nineteen
type-written pages offering information on all aspects
of owning a Simmonds, from routine servicing to repainting
and winterising. MORE>
This fascinating and in-depth article by Rob Maynard
appeared in a magazine during the late 1990s, and includes
a huge amount of historical and factual detail that
any Simmonds owner will find enthralling. Unfortunately,
the only reference we have is a rather faded photocopy,
so we are unable to offer an accurate credit of thanks..
features will be added in due course, including original
sales brochures, adverts and other magazine articles.
If you are aware of any material that would be suitable
for inclusion here, please do contact us.