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Find out what some of the world’s top boating magazines and press have to say about the quality of our products.
J/45 tested: Fast Cruiser with Timeless Appeal
“The J/45 cockpit layout will be immediately familiar to any keen sailor, although unlike many yachts of this size, there’s no separate guest cockpit for those who want to stay well clear of the action. The cockpit is narrow by today’s standards, especially towards the transom, but the lack of wide open spaces here is not detrimental for a serious sailing yacht. Deep moulded bulwarks, plus stainless steel coachroof grab rails, give security when going forward, while the non-slip deck surface of our test boat proved effective, as did the Flexiteek fitted to the cockpit benches and sole”.Rupert Holmes – Yachting World
Smart Click Fendering
“Essex based rubber plastics, Wilks, (Part of the Flexiteek Group) has launched a new Click fendering system to the market”
Sørvind touches water in Cape Town – Southern Wind’s new bluewater yacht will soon join the company’s charter fleet
“A special assembly process between full carbon hull, deck and bulkheads was developed with weight saving in mind and major gains were achieved by selecting an environmentally friendly Flexiteek deck teamed with titanium deck hardware. All features were geared towards building a 69.5kg yacht that can sail in lighter wind conditions with a reduced dependency on engine power”.IBI News
The fifth SW105 has launched in Cape Town and is known as SØRVIND.
“A special assembly process between full carbon hull, deck and bulkheads was developed with weight saving in mind and major gains were achieved by selecting an environmentally friendly Flexiteek deck teamed with titanium deck hardware.”Ocean Magazine
Say Hello to Sørvind, From Southern Wind Shipyard
“Since the owner is looking forward to sailing, of course, Sørvind should do well especially in lighter winds. Light weight aids that performance. She has a fully carbon fiber hull, deck, and bulkheads. Even deck hardware is titanium to trim pounds. The same is true for the Flexiteek deck material.”Diane M. Byrne
How to fit Flexiteek decking: Swan 43 owner explains how he did it.
Giles Fraser takes on the challenging but rewarding task of replacing the teak deck on his Swan 43 ketch Elisabeth with Flexiteek synthetic decking…Giles Fraser
Flexiteek 2G, we’ve tested and (mis) treated it for you
“Flexiteek 2G passed our tests with honours…
First of all, cleaning will be easier, faster and, above all, without any doubts about the detergent/soap to use, which translates into a considerable time and money saving. Secondly, thanks to Flexiteek 2G, costs will be undoubtedly lower in terms of ordinary and extraordinary deck maintenance.”Marco Pinetto
Teak alternatives: 4 options for decking that doesn’t cost the earth
“Despite their slightly textured surface, which replicates the grain of real wood, dirt and stains stay on the surface of PVC decking, so it can be cleaned relatively easily with a wet cloth and maybe soapy water. Unlike real teak, which has a mix of hard and very soft fibres, PVC decks can also be pressure-washed. Another bonus is that damaged areas can be sanded back to reveal fresh material that looks new.”Rupert Holmes
What’s the best synthetic teak? The comparative test
“Rankings speak for themselves and, even if individual differences are not big, Flexiteek is undoubtedly the absolute winner.
It proved to be multi-purpose, highly efficient in all respects and even the most similar one to natural wood.”Marco Pinetto
Special Edition / Flexiteek, the solution for an aesthetic and durable bridge
“The teak deck remains a must for yachting. This material provides an inimitable colour and feel underfoot. But all owners who have been lucky enough to have this type of wood on their boat will tell you the difficulties in maintaining it, the problems in keeping it clean and beautiful. In order to avoid all these inconveniences, Flexiteek offers an alternative solution that is now widely acclaimed.”François-Xavier Ricardou
Fitting Flexiteek synthetic decks | Motor Boat & Yachting
Can synthetic teak decks look as good as the real thing? We step on board editor Hugo Andreae’s Karnic 2250 to find out…Motor Boat & Yachting