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Old 23 December 2009, 15:14   #1
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Anyone know much about them?
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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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Put it like this... if you had to sit on them for day. Enough said!
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With Ali I'd be worried about denting them if someone decided to raft up to your boat when on a crowded mooring.
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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.
I guess that was my point - if they could supply you with a very basic boat for XX,XXX its not really helpful when their REAL CUSTOMERS are actually paying YYY,YYY for a boat. Likewise listing the fully loaded price might scare off people. Its only a phone call to establish the sort of price tag your talking about.
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With Ali I'd be worried about denting them if someone decided to raft up to your boat when on a crowded mooring.
But their tubes aren't ali - their HDPE.
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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.
But Rupert - its not a big secret - you can pick up the phone and discuss it with them (you may need a translator if their from Shetland). I think you can safely say that even their smallest boat is not at the bottom end of your scale fully kitted up. My point wasn't suggesting that you were miserable if you couldn't afford it, or would need to save for it (I couldn't afford it - although I am also miserable). The point was if you seriously had, could get, or were prepared to find a way to get a 100k say to spend on a boat of that type then you'd quite happily call them up to discuss it - what you get for your money etc. If however you are looking for the cheapest boat you can get - then they are not going to be the place to get it.

Given that as Spartacus points out their customer base is commercial/government they also presumably get involved in tenders etc. If you have rigid prices, publishing them help your competition, and also means you've set a maximum price and can't go 'up' from there.
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Old 24 December 2009, 06:17   #15
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But their tubes aren't ali - their HDPE.
Errr..I never said Ali, you've moderated my post your 'orrible moderator! I demand you be dealt with!!
ahh bollox.
I was thinking of a different boat. And doing a search on here I realised me and thea have discussed this subject before.
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Yes, Polwart,

sad to say it, but you are right.
Merry Xmas.
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p.s. Wonder if I'll find one in my sock.
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Wonder what kind fo price they go for?
I know this thread is over 3 years old but the poor weather makes time for idle hands and I came across this today so it sort of answers an outstanding question

7.5m Fluggaboat

I seen this boat in action in Portland and it certainly has an "appeal" about it.
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