New website for Mister Vee in 2015

Over the next months the Mister Vee website will be replaced with a brand new one.

Here is what may happen during the transition:

- The website may also be off line for longer than during normal maintenance
- The website will be read-only for a period of time (no orders can be placed then and no new accounts can be made)
- Only limited data will be transferred to the new site, so things may not work as you are used to.
- And maybe other things too...


Mister Vee newsletter

In this newsletter:

- New crew member
- New pendulum rudder
- New website
- 2 Y&B's available

Hello sailor!

Spring is here, and that always brings a feeling of "new" to my world.
2015 is very special in that respect, the amount of "new" is bigger then I have ever experienced.

Besides a number of new developments in the self steering systems, there is news that will impact my work as a manufacturer.

In this newsletter:

- The new delivery schedule, deadline close
- Late email replies from yours truly
- New pendulum rudder
- Website updated

Hello Sailor!

As December is closing in, the deadline for ordering your self steering system at the 20 % discount is almost here.
Starting the 2015 batch, the deliver schedule has been moved one month ahead.

That means that if you want to make use of the 20% discount, you need to place the order and make the down payment before the end of this month.

In this email:

* Batched manufacturing discount
- - Schedule change
- - Discount change
* New pendulum rudder development
- - Pricing

Hello Sailor!

As we approach the end of 2014, it is time to let you know the state of things at Mister Vee.

* Batched manufacturing discount *

This was the second year that the self steering systems have been available at a discount for early orders.
My aim was to make manufacturing more efficient and I am still very happy with the results.
So the BMD is here to stay.

April is upon us and manufacturing of the 2014 April batch is in full swing.

After a non existent winter here in Holland we are currently experiencing a particular warm period.
Which makes the subject of this newsletter a curious one...:


* Mister Vee pellet heater *
When I have a bit of time left from assembling the self steering systems, I am working on a solid fuel heater to add some warmth to my boat in the colder times.

In this newsletter:

* Batched manufacturing discount
* The New packaging
* New mounting kit under development


Hello Sailor!

December is upon us and a very busy year for yours truly is coming to a close.

In this newsletter:

New payment options
New way of shipping/Price change


Hello Sailor!

Spring is approaching quickly and boy do we notice it!

Besides the first delivery of batched manufactured self steering systems quite a few orders for Navik Parts are coming in.

On top of that, I'll be moving house shortly, adding more work to an already busy schedule.
But here is the most important news:

* New payment options

If you have visited the Mister Vee website over the weekend you may have already noticed, Mister Vee now offer new payment options:

Hello sailor!

Starting today you can place an order for a self steering system that is part of the April 2013 batch.

If you order and make the down payment before the end of December, you get a 30% discount on your system!

If you are interested, find out more on this page:

Or in the FAQ section:

The terms of sale have been updated to include information on batched delivery, you can read them here:

Hello Sailor!

In the October issue of the Mister Vee newsletter I mentioned that from 2013 onwards, the self steering systems will be manufactured in batches. In this issue I'll explain things further.

Until now all systems were delivered as soon as possible after the order had been placed.

For some orders that meant that quite a lot of effort went in to the logistics of getting just that single order ready. Small details could require spending a lot of extra time to get an order out the door.

In this newsletter:
- A new way of manufacturing and delivering
- Price changes

Hello Sailor!

Mister Vee is steering towards a newly organised manufacturing and delivery practice.

Almost from the start, all the Mister Vee systems were packed and shipped by a company that employed people with small disabilities.
For quite a few years this went very well. As long as I was able to keep the parts in stock, things usually ran smoothly.

But in 2012 this changed very quickly.

As most people in business, I get a request to do a bit of sponsoring every now and then.

A proposal from the Sailing conductors had a lot of merit.
We made the deal, and both parties were happy.

I got a promise for some good exposure and they had a new self steering system to replace their tired Navik and could continue their trip around the world, recording music wherever they landed.

Besides the link on their website and other normal sponsorship things they said they'd do a video.

Well, they have and it is the biggest thank you anyone in business can hope for: