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Old 06 March 2007, 17:21   #1
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Picton Cobra Under New Management

Dave Picton has sold his interests in Cobra RIBs and the company is now under new management

The new owners Steve Arkell and Malcolm Patrick are both existing Cobra owners, and will seek to take the company to greater heights by increasing production and the Cobra model range.

The Cobra RIB, available in 5.5m – 12m models, has been popularised by Dave Picton with the introduction of the thoughtfully designed “Nautique” layout. However, it is the stability and rough water handling that has continued to make a Cobra RIB a popular choice for families, water sports enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Dave will remain as consultant to Cobra and will retain the Maxum, Starcraft and Olympic distribution under the Picton banner. It is also his intention to expand the retail side of the business at the new 760 sq meter unit on Brynmenyn Industrial Estate.

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Bloody hell that's a shock - Dave giving up boatbuilding. He must have been going longer than most.
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Rough water handling
Ha Ha Ha
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Rough water handling
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The yellow commercial one out of Swansea seems to cope quite well in our waters - then again the Bristol Channel/Irish Sea is pretty tame......
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The yellow commercial one out of Swansea seems to cope quite well in our waters - then again the Bristol Channel/Irish Sea is pretty tame......
I thought the saying: "Ship shape and bristol fashion" referred to the rough water and strong currents when entering the bristol channel.

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I thought the saying: "Ship shape and bristol fashion" referred to the rough water and strong currents when entering the bristol channel.

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I was being sarcastic!!!
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Sorry it was late

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No wonder Dave sold out

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0300b...name_page.html

£2.95 million - shows he was doing rather well - he was turning over 3m a year according to the report. Doing a lot better than most on here gave him credit for - I wonder what someone like Scorpion's turnover is?
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Blimey had no idea Picton Cobras were that popular. I thought there might be a lot in wales but no were else. There are 4 7m ones in Aberdovey.

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Blimey had no idea Picton Cobras were that popular. I thought there might be a lot in wales but no were else. There are 4 7m ones in Aberdovey.

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I remember Dave telling me that Greece was one of his biggest markets - they really are the perfect RIB for the Med.
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