Mousetrap is a 110 ft carbon sailing catamaran which has been sailing around the world since 2015.
Mousetrap is a complicated, high tech boat with some of the most advanced navigation and network systems available in the yachting industry.
We were very pleased to have met David Minors for a yard period in Auckland and he came highly recommended by our NZ agent who knew the complexity of our boat.
David did a great job of updating and upgrading our systems as well as debugging our VHF and navigation systems. David always found time for us in his busy schedule and always answered our question leading us in the right direction to solve our problems.
We are now carrying on our world tour and still use David's expertise via phone call or Team Viewer which brings more security to our journey!
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend David as he has an invaluable skill set and is always a pleasure to work with.
S/Y MOUSETRAP Captain
The decision to use David for all our Electronics during ENDEAVOUR’s recent 20 month refit was a relatively easy one. He had two years previously installed an entire new B&G system onboard with great care & knowledge. His after sales back-up through the two years prior to the refit was always excellent. He has pride in his work and the ability to talk a layman through problem solving from afar which always helps in a long distance travelling yacht.
During the refit David upgraded not only our B&G system but also installed a full Furuno Navnet system and new Satcom systems. His commissioning of the systems was excellent taking the time to ensure correct integration of everything and provided us with detailed drawings and user manual at the end on how the systems integrate, something you seldom get from a equipment supplier.
I would recommend David to any Captain or Manager looking to put his Electronics in a new build or refit on the right track.
Capt. Simon Lacey
November 12, 2013
David Minors joined our build team for the completion of the Performance Catamaran Slim, a Gunboat 66. David supplied, installed and commissioned all our navigation and communication equipment to highest standard I’ve personally ever seen on any vessel I’ve previously been involved with.
David went out of his way to work with myself and the owner to customize and supply the exact equipment that would best suite our personal needs for the boat. Davids level of professionalism and impressive knowledge of the systems made commissioning of Slim flawless and efficient.
David is a complete package with not only his ongoing technical support as we sail around the world but supplied a very comprehensive schematic and “owners manual” for trouble shooting the system if the need arises.
I would highly recommend David if the greatest standards and level of professionalism are what you are looking for, for your vessel.
Captain, SY Slim
We have used David Minors for installing our instruments on Beau Geste. The service has been fantastic and the system has worked well for us over the 55000 miles of sailing.
David Minors was contracted by our company to carry out the specification modifications, technical drawings, installation and commissioning of the navigation and sailing electronics along with the entertainment systems throughout the Warwick 75 yacht Shahtoosh, recently completed by Aquamagic Yachts Limited.
During the entire project David's skill and ability to work within a large team was outstanding. He always completed what he planned to do within the agreed time frame and was also able to fit in additional work as required. Nothing was ever too much trouble and his professionalism and high level of knowledge of these complex systems ensured that everything went smoothly.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending David for any project, large or small, where his skill sets may be required and would have no hesitation in using him again.
Aquamagic Yachts Limited