Plug-in hybrid is the Ultimate for sail-makers

Time 11:19 am, July 31, 2015

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Shelton Chikomwe, sales executive at Sparshatts of Fareham, with Ultimate Sails’ office manager Sharon Hooker and director Kevin Sproul

A LEADING south-coast sail-maker has gone green with its decision to buy two Outlander PHEVs, the ultra-low emission ground-breaking SUV.

Ultimate Sails, based at Port Hamble Marina near Southampton, was looking to replace an elderly pick-up and van for general use and transporting sails across the country.

‘We didn’t just want vans and company car tax was a factor in our decision,’ said Kevin Sproul, a director at Ultimate Sails. ‘Four-wheel drive was important as well as we are often off-road near the water, and being closely involved in sailing, which is a green sport, the PHEVs low emissions also appealed. Because of the tax savings available it’s the perfect vehicle for any business, especially if you own the business.’

Sparshatts of Fareham supplied the Outlanders and they have proved to be a real success. ‘They are fantastic,’ said Kevin. ‘The technology is completely seamless and they are so simple to use – there is no clunkiness at all.’

Ultimate Sails are having a charging point installed at their marina offices for convenience and ease of use.

Shelton Chikomwe, Sales Exectuive at Sparshatts of Fareham, said: ‘The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV perfectly reflects the environmentally friendly nature of sailing and ticks all the practical boxes for Ultimate Sails. In addition the Benefit in Kind is just five per cent meaning ultra-low company car tax, also a key consideration. The Outlander PHEV is the ideal vehicle for the team at Ultimate Sails.’


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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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