ISP welcomed more than 50 guests to the Kathleen & May, Britain’s last three-masted top-sail schooner, in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, where it staged live demos of its products.
Geoff Billington, ISP’s commercial director, said the 113-year-old vessel provided a unique setting to display the firm’s products.
“We were thrilled to welcome an esteemed group of guests on board the Kathleen & May for our 2014 open day,” he said.
“The vessel is widely regarded as a national treasure and it provided a perfect setting to display our product range.”
ISP’s turnover is in excess of £7m. It employs around 115 staff in its main facility in Bootle with additional facilities in Birkenhead.
Its full product range was on display during the open day including ISP’s own brand of Challenger lifejackets as well as Intrepid Immersion Suits and Hansen Protection Suits – used to aid survival in the harshest of maritime conditions.
Other products on show – for which ISP is the sole UK distributor – included Ocean Signal’s range of marine electronics and Alcares marine lighting.
Adding to the portfolio were Duarry’s revamped range of liferafts, and Seamate Hydrostatic Release Units, which play a crucial role ensuring liferafts float free from sinking vessels.