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Old 09-01-2009, 05:15   #1
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Another one bites the dust

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.

you just have to see the funny side of that one
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Old 09-01-2009, 13:37   #2
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"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"

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'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





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Old 09-01-2009, 13:59   #3
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Bastonjock, you just made my day. First laugh I have had in a week.
And then I cried cause it's true
Hopefully someone will step up and continue to offer support to the owners.
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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
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