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Exeter Maritime Services

Exeter Maritime Services (EMS) are the current owner of CHALLENGE BUSINESS 45.  EMS are boat builders of specialist commercial boats, workboats, and ferries and experts in marine construction projects. Experienced shipwrights, outfitters, marine engineers they offer services from bespoke fabrication projects, refit and repair, through to piling, dredging and commercial workboat hire.  


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Neil Gledhill

Neil is the owner of Hemisphere Rigging Services based in Plymouth, previously he was Fleet Rigger for the Challenge Business responsible for the standing and running rigging, deck gear and systems primarily on the challenge 72 class yacht. This included supporting the race in 2004 / 2005 - won by BG Spirit.