… for the Max from your sailing!


All these discounts have come about due to the personal initiative of various members & committee members, to the mutual benefit of members and suppliers over quite a long time period.  So as we have no easy way of checking whether these companies are still offering discounts, do please tactfully enquire: if you don’t ask, you don’t get! 
If you could please let us know when you’ve managed or not to get a discount through these pages, we will update our information.  And If you’ve already got a good relationship with any supplier who is prepared to give a discount, then tell them a listing here would help them as well as fellow members!  Please let us know!

The Natural Mat Company make specialist mattresses and bedding for yachts and are offering M-O-A members a special discount.

We have fitted one to Vouvray to replace the original foam that was becoming uncomfortable and has always been difficult to ventilate.  Our new mattress uses natural latex and coir to provide extra comfort with self-ventilation.  It fits beautifully, it is very comfortable, and allows good access to the locker below.

The Natural Mat Company already have a template for the Maxi 1100 forepeak (Ours was WITHOUT the removable in-fill), and new templates are easy to arrange.  A discount of 7.5% is offered to M-O-A members by contacting

Mark @ naturalmat . com

and quoting “Maxi Owners Association”.

The Natural Mat Company is at 99 Talbot Road, London W11 2AT, tel 0207 985 0474 although their factory is at Topsham, near Exmouth, so we were able to save delivery charges as well by picking it up by boat at Exmouth Marina!


Helen and Chris W, Vouvray.

Marine Fire Safety Limited, of Chaldon Surrey are suppliers of fire protection equipment for all types of boats.  Free advice and discounts are available to the Maxi Owners’ Association of up to 15% for Association Members only for the supply and/or fitting of new fire protection equipment.

Tel: 01737 642375 Fax: 01737-649906 Email:

info @ marinefiresafety . co . uk

Website: www.marinefiresafety.co.uk

“Sailing My Dream” the true story of a Maxi sailing round the world by Dick Allan.  Copies are now only available in an A4 format with laminated covers at £16.95.

“Cry of the Heron” is £7.99 – a deeply moving novel set on the rivers and canals of late 18th century England about rivalry between 2 families of bargemen on the river Thames and the Wey.

Both can be obtained direct from Dr J.R.Allan, The Spinney, Parkside, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0JP or email Dick at

dickallan @ csma – netlink . co . uk

By way of a discount Dick will send them out post free (UK mainland only).  Cheques made out to J.R.Allan.