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Old 04 September 2005, 17:30   #11
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Its only the old Rupert 26 that is built on the Crompton hull, they dont make that hull anymore, think they stopped 2 years ago with that hull, its a new 26 hull today.
There is no Rupert in that size that can do +60 knots with twin Verado 250 and they stopped building the boats in Sweden, they are today made in Poland.
Otherwise very commercial and good looking boats.
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Old 05 September 2005, 05:40   #12
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Originally Posted by RibRoy
Why not a Tornado 9,5 m ?
Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, Tornado never payed a dime in the agreed royalties to Phantom for their 9 metre+ rib (it's based on my 28 hull)

And to add insult to injury, they sent the mould back to Steve damaged!

So it wasn't copyright theft, they just decided there was no need to pay for it, basically, they claimed they'd never actually sold any. I sent some pics to Phantom of the 9 metre Tornado, in use, out in the Solent.

Although they admitted in the end that they'd made some, they still messed Steve around for ages and never actually paid anything!

There was no charge for the original use of the mould, just royalties on 'boats sold'.


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