Year of birth : 1933Age : 82 year
Citizenship : United States
Murphy & Nye: Yacht equipment
Brand of luxury sports `Murphy & Nye` - a combination of comfort, functionality, innovation and modern design.
The company `Murphy & Nye` originated in the early 20th century, specifically in 1933, when Jim Murphy and Harry Nye Jr., with the inextricable link with the sea ,We decided to open a specialized sailing shop for pleasure boats in Chicago (Chicago).
Shortly `Murphy & Nye` became known as the leading producer of sails for barges and sail the Great Lakes on the main- mast for icebreakers, sliding on the deserted waters in the winter. Lynn Williams, owner of the yacht ` Elizaveta`, became the first customer ` Murphy & Nye`Who ordered the sails of large size. Sails were so great, that helped the yacht to win the race Elizaveta` ` ` Mackinac Race`.
Since 1937 the company `Murphy & Nye` began to take a much more active part in the preparations for the world regatta. Four years later, Milton Vagerfyurt, old- `Murphy & Nye`,He won the Star World Championship in sailing races.
Towards 1960, sailing the brand `Murphy & Nye` gained a reputation as one of the most successful companies involved in design, manufacturing and repair sails in the United States.
In 1975, it opened its doors European branch `Murphy & Nye` in Italy (Italy).Things moved so great that in 1980 the Italian subsidiary `Murphy & Nye Europe`, which developed much higher than the parent company in the United States, came to the fore.
Experience in the production of sails for the competition helped the brand `Murphy & Nye` start creating customized clothing for the crews racing yachts. Equipment,combining the durability and functionality, I was born in the workshops `Murphy & Nye`, of the same fabric as the high-performance sails.
Innovation has gained great popularity, and eventually the refereeing was introduced a clothing line `Murphy & Nye Sailwear` and classic trousers made of ribbed material rep ,which are taken as a basis for cotton or silk. Pants were called `Newport`, in honor of the city of Newport, where is one of the oldest and most prestigious regattas in the world, ` Ameriki` Cup.
Italian sailing yacht `Il Moro di Venezia` has chosen ` Murphy & Nye` as its official clothes supplier,when I played out ` Ameriki` Cup in 1992. The impressive performance of the Italians has helped to attract more attention to the brand `Murphy & Nye` from all over the world.
In 1993 the company was acquired progressive textile holding `Sixty Group`. These changes have allowed to supplement the basic line `Murphy & Nye` casual clothes ,shoes and accessories. In 1998 it was launched retail program with the simultaneous opening of their own store `Murphy & Nye` in Rome (Rome).
In just three years, it has earned more than 100 stores in major European cities and exclusive tourist resorts. Products `Murphy & Nye` appeared in Alassio (Alassio), Athens (Athens),Bologna (Bologna), Cannes (Cannes), Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf), Florence (Florence) and Edinburgh (Edinburgh). Stores opened in Lanzarote (Lanzarote), Madrid (Madrid), Milan (Milan), Paris (Paris), Porto Cervo (Porto Cervo), on Sylt (Sylt), Taormina (Taormina), Venice (Venice), etc.. d.
In 2000-m brand `Murphy & Nye` an official sponsor of the Swiss team`s ` Swiss Challenge Team` in the match of the 30th Cup ` Ameriki`.
In March 2005, the company received the exclusive right to develop the design and manufacture of the official men`s, women`s and youth apparel collection for the 32nd Cup ` Ameriki`. The brand presented the first results of its work in June 2005, a collection of `Pershing-Murphy & Nye Power`, designed exclusively for yachts ` Pershing` crews.
Returning a global license to produce the official collection of equipment for the same event in 2006, the company `Murphy & Nye` use the logo of the 32nd Cup ` Ameriki`. The brand became the exclusive supplier of the New Zealand team `Emirates Team New Zealand` and German ` United Internet Team Germany`.
Currently, `Murphy & Nye` - international company is in constant development due to its dynamic and diverse products. Technical innovations and the quality of the research turn `Murphy & Nye` increasingly popular brand - both among professional sailors, and among sailing enthusiasts.