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Digital Yacht win prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise

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Digital Yacht win prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise

21 April, 2022

Dear Partner

We are delighted to share some news with you today - Digital Yacht have been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.  The award is for international trade where we have shown significant growth over the past 3 years with exports to over 100 countries.  Exports now represent more than 75% of our revenues.

These awards are the most prestigious for UK businesses. The Queen makes them annually on recommendation from the Prime Minister and this year's announcement (21st April 2022) coincides with her 96th Birthday.

“This award is an amazing team achievement that celebrates everything we do from product development, local manufacturing, international marketing, logistics and our corporate social responsibilities” commented Nicolas Guerin who heads up business development. He joined Digital Yacht 7 years ago as a business graduate and has seen the business grow with the opening of a new European office in Rouen last year. The company also has a Boston based office for the US & Canadian market.

Founder and CEO, Nick Heyes added “Digital Yacht started back in 2011 with just a handful of products. Since then, we’ve organically developed innovative products and solutions spending 15% of revenues on R&D. We think about the global market place right from the outset. To earn this Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a huge accomplishment for the business and the whole crew.”

We are keeping up a busy schedule of international events - this week we're at Salon Multicoque in France and next week you can find us at the Palma Boat Show presenting a new range of boat monitoring and internet access products. 

Thank you for all your support - especially our international customers.  Over the next few months,  we'll be sending all our customers a small gift to celebrate.

the Digital Yacht team


Press contacts

Nicholas Heyes

Nicholas Heyes

Press contact CEO Digital Yacht CEO 01179554474
Laura Brossard

Laura Brossard

Press contact Marketing Assistant PR & Marketing UK 01179 55 44 74 - US 978 277 1234 - EU +33 (0)1 70 70 92 50


Digital Yacht is head quartered in Bristol UK with a manufacturing facility in Fareham, Hampshire. We have global offices in Boston (USA), and Rouen (France) to look after these important markets and a network of distributors and dealers across the globe.

We firmly believe that low cost consumer devices such as iPhones and tablets, PCs and MACs have a place on board and can help make legacy systems compete with the latest in dedicated marine electronic products at a fraction of the cost. We make internet access whilst afloat easy and affordable as well as bringing all your navigation data to your favourite consumer devices - not just for you but for crew and guests too.

Our navigation systems cover advanced GPS and compass technology as well as the most comprehensive range of AIS products in the marketplace. Plus our PC and software solutions bring simple yet powerful solutions to a variety of on board requirements from communication to navigation, entertainment to monitoring.

Our design team has 100’s years combined experience in marine electronic systems and we take pride in our quality heritage with manufacturing in the UK and global reach through our regional offices and network of dealers and distributors. Last year our products were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Digital Yacht
6 Farleigh Court, Old Weston Rd, Flax Bourton.
BS48 1UR Bristol
United Kingdom