Yacht manufacturer Etap has gone into liquidation,these guys built some fine boats,dehler their parent company went bust before xmas.
on a more amusing side,the Adult entertaiment industry is asking for a Gov handout.
"The Belgian yacht builder, Etap has officially announced its insolvency following in the wake of its parent company Dehler's announcement before Christmas.
Photo caption: The ETAP 46DS was awarded "European Yacht of the Year" and won IPC Media's award for the category "Sailboat over 40 ft"
The statement reads:
'Due to the insolvency of Dehler Deutschland GmbH, ETAP Yachting - branch of Dehler Yachts Belgium BV - has applied for insolvency too. ETAP Yachting declared insolvency on the 7th of January 2009.' "
I said in another thread a while ago that this financial crisis would send some companies to the wall, but that would be a good thing for the industry as a whole. The last few years theres just a few too many boat builders to be making it viable long term.
As for the Adult industry asking for a hand out...... Maybe they charge too much? I asked for 50% off. And I go it. Just the top
glad i cheered someone up Kai,unfortunatley Etap will not be the last,the local boat builder of repute has shed 400 jobs in the last 3 months,Fairline were one of the best paying employers around.I launch my lillte max26 from their yard sometimes,my 15k trailer sailer gets dwarfed by the 5 million dollar floating gin palaces