initiative was conceived and developed by The
Mini Store LLC, headquartered in Marblehead,
in 2005 to introduce the Mini 6.50 to North America, The
Mini Store has been developing an online
Mini community where Mini enthusiasts in the US and Canada
can find a resource of information on all things Mini.
and business developmeny in North America is being managed
also in Marblehead.
In Q2 2013. Mini
will be launching a sister website at
ministoreusa.com, which will offer just anything
one needs to own, build, sail or race a Mini. Mini
is also working on the development of Mini races in North
America, but it won't be until 2013 at the earliest before
the first races are held as there are only about a dozen
Minis actively sailing in US and Canadian waters. Jeffrey
Dingle is The
Mini Store's Founder and CIO (Chief
Idea Officer) at Mini
was desgned by the
UK-based naval architecture
to continually advance yacht design, fulfilling sailors'
passions for fast and beautiful boats. The people at Owen
believe in driving innovative thinking and pushing technological
frontiers to achieve design excellence in cruising and
racing. Size doesn’t matter – speed does.
Performance is everything. From 21 ft to 70 ft plus, Owen
Clarke racing designs are stunning, thrilling - and very
has designed some of the most successful offshore racing
boats to include Ellen MacArthur's Open 60 Kingfisher,
Mike Golding's and Dee Caffari's Open 60s
Ecover 3 and Aviva,
and Phillipe Kahn's Open 50 Pegasus.
They have also designed five proto Minis. OCD's
partners are Merfyn Owen and Allen
Clarke. Tim Sadler runs their
Auckland, New Zealand office.
done by Andy Kensington (Kiwi
Camper Volvo 70, Carkeek
40) in Auckland,
developed exclusive vendor partnerships with companies
in key equipment and product categories. Current vendor
partners and OEM suppliers for the M65
Selden - Spars, Winches, Blocks, Tracks
& Cars, Headsail
- Sails • Lewmar
- Rope Clutches and Hatches • Samson
- Running Rigging
- Autopilot & Electronics • Torqeedo
- Electric Motors
- Solar Panels • Genausn
- Solar Charge Controllers
- Marine Paints • Atlantis
- Foul Weather Gear.
Safety Gear and other strategic supplier partners will
be added soon.