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Old 05 October 2010, 10:09   #1
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Halmatic / RTK Contact Details

Hi folks,

Can anyone tell me if Halmatic / RTK are still in business?

They were taken over by Babcock as part of Vosper VT a few years ago?

I have contacted Babcock who have never heard of Halmatic .

If anyone can post up to date contact details, I'd be grateful .

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Old 05 October 2010, 11:01   #2
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VT bought Halmatic in 1998, then VT got merged with part of BAE to form BVT, after a bit more chopping and changing Babcock bought VT a couple of months ago.

I'd forget trying to contact them unless you want to give them a 10m contract, you'll get absolutely nowhere. I know a few people who have tried to get info on Halmatic ribs over the years, none of them got anywhere. The nearest I've come was a 30 sec chat with a salesman at Seawork a couple of years ago, swiftly concluded when he realised I wasn't in the market for a 400,000 rib!

What sort of info are you looking for? I may be able to help or point you in an alternative direction
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Yep I second that, we have a Nelson 42 at work which was built by Halmatic but I think the original contacts we had have long since lapsed.

As said above, VT and BAE Systems became BVT and are now Babcock - they operate down here and I deal with them a bit at work for various things.

The rights to build the Nelson hulls appear to have been bought by Seaward Marine Ltd but not sure about the other stuff like RTK - there are a few RTK Sea Trucks here but certainly nothing less than 10yrs old. BVT now build some of the RIBs - there was a tasty one in RIB International recently, a 9.5m with two Volvo D6 diesels
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The nearest I've come was a 30 sec chat with a salesman at Seawork a couple of years ago, swiftly concluded when he realised I wasn't in the market for a 400,000 rib!
You need to get yourself some "Jersey Defence Force" business cards made up!
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As said above, VT and BAE Systems became BVT and are now Babcock
Well it was definitely BAE Systems who were exhibiting the Pacific 950 at Seawork this year, and their "small boats centre of excellence" is based in Portsmouth.

http://www.baesystems.com/Businesses...oats/index.htm

Stuart, what do you need to find out? I'll see if I can find the right contact details for you.
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If you contact the following, Andrew will be able to assist. He was with Halmatic for a number of years and will normally be able to answer most technical issues relating to the boats built by Hlmatic.

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Hi Lads,

Sincere apologies for not replying to say thank you earlier. For some reason, the subscribed thread notification didn't work so I didn't realise that you had all so kindly replied.

I bought 12 RTK boats some years ago and might be shopping again. All attempts to locate them have failed.

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Hi Stuart

Did you solve this? If not I can help.

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