I have read on the net that Allen Matthews has died.
Sad that two ownerships posts follow each other - one full of what I associate Ownerships with - an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic focus on the canals and the other so sad reporting the death of its founder.
We had a share in Sylph for a few years and it was the perfect stepping stone for us to full boat ownership. I always considered Allen fair in my communications with him and his company.
It is a sad day and as much as any death reminds us of our own mortality the fact Allen never retired to the waterways makes me hope he got his contentment from taking Ownerships to the business it is today.
I will think again of Allen when on my boat.
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