Windermere Boat Show – Steaming along with Chris Dobson Marine

It’s a big weekend coming up in the UK with the Royal Wedding, where no doubt bridal tradition will be maintained – something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

In fact Chris Dobson Marine is it seems also taking a leaf out of the royal couple’s book having just completed the Lake Windemere steam museum fit out (the old) and in being appointed as Victron Energy’s latest Marine & Off grid systems dealer in the UK (the new) – although I’m not sure what the borrowed is (ask Chris!). The blue as we all know is Victron, which will certainly be in evidence when he exhibits at the 2018 Windermere Boat Show. If you are in the area why not pop along between Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May.

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Grain South Africa – NAMPO Harvest Day 2018

NAMPO 2018 is an agricultural exhibition on an epic scale which opens today and runs until May 18th. It is held annually in South Africa near the town of Bothaville.

It began life over fifty years ago as an opportunity for Maize growers to get together to discuss and view the latest technologies then available – but soon outgrew its own venue. The focus on Maize-growing expanded, too – until every avenue of agriculture was represented.

Today, the 200,000 m² exhibition area allows live demonstrations of Tractors, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, irrigation equipment, materials handling, chemical products, feeding systems. There is livestock …and there are forums and seminars on policy, politics and maximising food production by speakers who are experts in their field. (Groan.)Continue reading

Victron Energy people: Who is David Foret?


This insight is part of the ‘Victron Energy people: Who is who?’ series of blogs.

For a complete list of Victron Energy people in this series please see:

David Foret

As with most of my colleagues at Victron Energy, my professional experience is quite varied. I have a degree in Power Electronics and Technical Sales, but once that education was complete I had other plans.Continue reading