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Diverse comes to Palma

Diverse Yacht Services is just that – Diverse. From the top of the mast to the tip of the keel Diverse Yachts can supply you with the very best products to get the most out of your boat. With a group of close international partner companies and complimentary products, Diverse can offer a complete range of electronic and hardware options all over the world, as well as a few extras to make life easier.

Working closely with suppliers to make sure that they are supplying the most cutting edge products on the market, they also develop and manufacture products of their own.

Diverse listen to the needs of each customer and create a custom system to suit their individual yachting requirements.

Diverse can supply……….

  • Custom Electronic & Electrical Systems
  • Edson Steering Systems
  • Reelers – The Diverse Custom Made Rope Tidy System
  • Loadcells
  • Endoscopes
  • Hatch Seal Systems
  • Custom Masthead Units
  • A full range of deck blocks and winches from all major brands
  • Lewmar Grand Prix Winch Solutions
  • Custom Pre-Preg Carbon Components, manufactured by the Diverse Team at Tropical Engineering
  • The expertise and personnel to complete the service

The People………

Lou Varney

Diverse was founded in 1982 by Lou Varney and since it’s inception it has been on the forefront of race boat technology. To describe Varney as a highly experienced yacht racer would be an understatement. Lou has been seen trimming the mainsheet on a huge variety of yachts including TP52s; 12 Metre, Farr 40, Wally and the highly successful Rán. Lou has been racing at the very top level for many years and has gathered a huge amount of practical knowledge at the very top end of the sport, including the America’s Cup.

Will Best

Will Best joined Diverse in 2011 as Owner/Director. Will brings many years of experience in designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems on everything from Grand Prix race boats to Super Yachts. He has also worked with a number of America’s Cup and Volvo teams providing invaluable technical knowledge and support.

Simon Fisher

Simon also joined as Owner/Director of Diverse in 2011, He’s worked with Diverse on many projects as wide ranging as designing deck hardware packages to developing race boat navigation systems.  A three time round the world veteran, Simon has spent much of the last 10 years sailing and navigating for VOR and America’s Cup projects including both Team ABN AMRO and Telefonica. With plenty of experience in the field Simon brings to Diverse a solid understanding of how to get the very best out of your race boat systems.

The Service…….

The Diverse Loadsense team, design and engineer bespoke Loadcells. Used in many applications on yachts, from Melges 32 to the largest of Superyachts. They can Service and Recalibrate loadcells on a regular basis with their in-house expertise to set up.

Diverse Yacht Services also encapsulates Tropical Engineering, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight – A dedicated design and engineering facility manufacturing Custom Composite Parts.

Diverse can also offer a fantastic winch refurb service – working closely with Jason Beaver at Winch Works Palma – in fact having just completed a full winch refurb on Mari Cha 3 and Inoui, they are ready and raring to go!

Although Diverse Yacht Services are based in Hamble – Southampton they have a team of engineers travelling worldwide on a regular basis, currently some of the team are in the final stages in Lisbon for the Volvo Ocean Race, completing a full electronics refit on all the boats.

Christian Pleydell is an engineer based in Palma, working with Diverse on a number of projects. He’s on hand and available along with the UK based engineers.

Diverse Yacht Services

Unit 14 Compass Point

Ensign Way


SO31 4RA

Tel: 02380 45 33 99