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Old 23 December 2009, 15:14   #1
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Anyone know much about them?
http://www.fluggaboats.co.uk/
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Old 23 December 2009, 16:11   #2
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All I know about them is:-

They look good
Are really Tough

And they have an amusing name.

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Old 23 December 2009, 16:18   #3
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Ello Nasher,
they do look good. Have you watched the build sequence?
Wonder what kind fo price they go for?
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Anyone know much about them?
http://www.fluggaboats.co.uk/
I have a little experience of them. We ran one for 3 days of demos at the Seaworks show a couple of years ago.

Very impressed with everything I saw, the one we had, had a jet engine and handled very easily. However they are well out of budget for the average leisure boater.

These boats are built by guys who operate from Shetland, which is a tough environment, they are built for the commercial sector.

I to think the neam is pretty cool. Named I presume after Muckle Flugga the Northern point of the British Isles
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I am suspicious

of all sites which do not give an indication of price. You have to call, then they start the spiel about how theirs is the best, etc. Blah, blah, and more blah. Give us a base price so no-one wastes time.
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of all sites which do not give an indication of price. You have to call, then they start the spiel about how theirs is the best, etc. Blah, blah, and more blah. Give us a base price so no-one wastes time.
I'm suspicious of those that do post 'from' prices - because its a base price which seems to bare no resemblance to the finished boat (rigged with engine, trailer, electrics etc)! I would suggest that in their world of what are essentially bespoke boats for commercial users its quite reasonable to not be selling on price, and to be focussing on the boat. If you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it!
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Yeah,

base price which seems to bare no resemblance to the finished boat (rigged with engine, trailer, electrics etc) are another problem.

On the other hand I don't agree with your comments below:

"I would suggest that in their world of what are essentially bespoke boats for commercial users its quite reasonable to not be selling on price, and to be focussing on the boat. If you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it!"

It might not be question of whether you can afford it or not, but on how much you WANT to spend on a boat, and for that you really have to have some idea! Are we looking at 10k, 20k, 100k, 250k, etc.
And, in any event, even if I can''t afford it, that's no reason to think of me as some kind of miserable scumbag: I might want to know the price to start saving, or perhaps sell my house.
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I'm suspicious of those that do post 'from' prices - because its a base price which seems to bare no resemblance to the finished boat (rigged with engine, trailer, electrics etc)! I would suggest that in their world of what are essentially bespoke boats for commercial users its quite reasonable to not be selling on price, and to be focussing on the boat. If you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it!
They've recently completed boats for BP and Grampian Police (my own neck of the woods), so more than likely they're almost all local authority, and commercial applications and as such will come fully loaded.
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Thanks for the info lads, was just curious.

IF solid tubes and inflatable tubes cost them same, which would you have?
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Thanks for the info lads, was just curious.

IF solid tubes and inflatable tubes costed them same, which would you have?
Put it like this... if you had to sit on them for day. Enough said!
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