FLATACRAFT IS BACK & RELAUNCHES
AT THE LONDON BOAT SHOW
Flatacraft has returned and in some style. Now under new ownership, one of the oldest RIB manufacturers in the UK is back and enjoying a huge amount of interest as a result of its relaunch at the London International Boat Show.
Originally founded in the early 1970’s by Tony Lee-Elliott who is widely credited with inventing the RIB concept, Flatacraft produced thousands of RIB’s from 2.6m to 9.5m until Tony’s retirement. New owner, Glenn Whitfield, has been delighted with the response to the relaunch.
“The new ‘Tenderlux’ range is based on a proven Flatacraft deep V hull. We then undertook an extensive ergonomic, styling and structural design programme. The result is a range of luxury yacht tenders and sports RIB’s that are not only elegant and stylish, but practical and robust. Visitors to the Show described it as a work of art, saying there is nothing else like it!”
The RIB’s are made in house at the Flatacraft factory in Poole and are available in 3.4, 3.8, 4.2, 4.6 and 5 metres with a range of seating and engine options. Sea trials begin in February. For further information visit www.flatacraft.com
or call 01202 623828.