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Eight Bells: Ron Allatt

Published on July 21st, 2019

The Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt, who died peacefully with his wife Jan at his side, on the July 19, 2019. Ron was 89.

Together with Stan LeNepveu, Ron was the “Ron” in Ronstan.

The two met in 1946 and raced sailing dinghies together, before teaming up to build boats and make stainless steel yacht fittings. They officially formed Ronstan in 1953 and sold the company in 1977. Ron continued as General Manager until 1981, when he retired to go fishing, bowling, golfing, and spending time with his family.

The legacy Ron and Stan left is a close knit, wonderful organization with a brand that is a household name in international sailing circles. Ronstan manufactures world class products, has offices around the world, has won endless awards for excellence and has provided challenging, rewarding and enjoyable employment for thousands of us in the Ronstan family over the past six and a half decades.

Thank you Ron! (and Stan!) The name lives proudly on! – Alistair Murray, Chairman, Ronstan

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