Roving Marine Services

when engineering matters

David 'Jasmin' (Thompstone)

dave at work, really

I Started 'messing about with boats' when my father purchased a second hand motor cruiser 'Jester' at conwy in april 1953. We cruised locally for a few years and then replaced her with a new Rampart 32ft cruiser, 'Jasmin', in 1957. which I still own. My interest in engineering and marine matters gradually led from maintaining my own boat to mainting others!

Leigh Kennedy

Living locally in Conwy, he spent some time involved with the fishing fleet, and assisting with yacht deliveries for us, before joining the Royal Navy in the engineering department. His steam powered frigate, H.M.S. Sylia, visiting the Gulf area towards the end of the war there. On leaving the services, he commenced to work for Roving Marine.