Licensed Overseas Builders & Distributors


Access Sailing Systems has developed a close business association and friendship with several quality overseas companies. We are extremely fortunate to be associated with:


United Kingdom & Ireland

In 1997 Steve Sawford Marine began building Access sailcraft to supply the market in United Kingdom and Ireland. Steve is assisted by his parents, Ron and Jackie. SSM has built approximately 200 Access Dinghies.


Steve Sawford

SSM Marine

Office: Lime Grove, 1 Main Street, Loddington, Northants NN14 1LA

Workshop: Unit 2, Glebe Farm, Nr Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northants, NN14 4AN 

Phone:  01536 330477

Mobile: 078559 72268


Website: and


France, Belgium & Switzerland

Sails'n Motion is part of Spokes N Motion, operated by Sandrine Duffaud & Paul Speight in Toulouse in south-western France.  Actively involved in a variety of summer and winter sports, they are committed to making sailing simple and fun, and the inclusion of people of all ages and abilities within the mainstream sport a high priority.


Sandrine Duffaud & Paul Speight

Spokes N Motion Europe

Parc technologique du Canal

10 avenue de l'Europe

31520 Ramonville St-Agne


Phone:  +33(0)5 34 32 02 90

Fax:  +33(0)5 67 69 90 51

Mobile: +33(0)6 37 77 46 57


Email :

Website :


Netherlands & Belgium (Dutch)

U-Sail is a recently established importer and distributor of marine products, principally yacht accessories. The Access range is the company's first line of boats.


Akko van der Veen


Vondellaan 228

3842EK  Harderwijk


Tel: +31-646004363Fax: +31-848712304




Germany, Austria & Denmark

Far East Optimist is operated by Michael Honsel and distributes Optimist and 420 Dinghies in additional to a range of other sailing products.


Michael Honsel

Far East Boats

Christiane Boysen GmbH

Wippendorfer Knochenmuehle

24402 Esgrus






RS Veleros is operated by Toni Castells in Barcelona.   The company has a clear purpose to facilitate the maximum number of people enjoying sailing in the best possible way.  RS Veleros are proud to have charge of the importing and distribution of Access Dinghies for Spain.  Says Toni, "The Access sailboat characteristics of unique design put the sailing within reach of the entire world, providing good fun of the simple, safest form.  Whatever the sailor's age, ability, or wherever they sail, among these boats there is the ideal model".


Toni Castells

RS Veleros

Closa del Llop, 4 Apdo. 140

L'Escala 17130

Girona SPAIN

Tel +34 972774184Fax +34 972776653

Toni Castells +34 639313138Javier Casas +34 608278671Email:



Italy & Slovenia

UpSail is a new company dedicated to facilitating sailing activities for anyone, regardless of ability.  The company is operated by Erwin (Eddie) Linthout and is located in Verona (North East of Italy), close to Lake Garda. The importing and delivery of Access Sailing sailboats and products represent the main activity for UpSail.  Eddie is also a co-founder and active member of the non-profit Italian association named Eos - Michele Dusi, established on Lake Garda 8 years ago, with the aim of bringing people with a disability to sailing and with activities ranging from rehabilitation to competition and regattas.


Erwin Linthout


Via Anzani, 5

37126 Verona


Tel. +39 346 8611529





Charles Lindley has been involved with the marine industry in Portugal for many years and has been one of the key volunteers at the Sailability program in Cascais. His company, MICAL, has been appointed the Access Sailing distributor for Portugal in 2010.


Charles Lindley

MICAL - Mecânica Industrial de Cascais, Lda.

Estrada de Manique Nº 1896, Alcoitão,

2645-550, Alcabideche


Tel: +35 2 1469 2299Email:



New Zealand 

Tim and Wendy Dempsey of The Agency Limited have been the authorised Access Agents in NZ since 2009.  Managing Director Tim Dempsey is a keen sailor and is currently on track to represent NZ in the Access SKUD 18 at the 2012 Paralympics.  He has taken a lead role in developing the Access Class in NZ and in 2009 he founded the Kiwi Cup, New Zealand’s premier Access sailing regatta.  Tim has an extensive knowledge of all Access boats and equipment.  With his fundraising background and development work with Sailability programmes he can also offer helpful advice to groups wanting to fund/set up new or existing Access sailing programs.  Tim and Wendy’s two young boys complete this family business.


Tim & Wendy Dempsey

The Agency Ltd

28a Spinnaker Drive

Te Atatu Peninsula



Daytime: +6498340557

Mobile: +64274844716



Australasia, Asia & the rest of the world

Access Sailing Systems Pty Ltd

9/4 Cumberland Avenue



(Postal: PO Box 5048  NOWRA DC  NSW  2541)

Telephone: (Australia): 02 4403 0595

Telephone: (International): +61 2 4403 0595

Facsimile: (Australia): 02 4403 0598

Facsimile: (International): +61 2 4403 0598










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