The Flexiteek stand attracted a lot of traffic at the highly successful Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 20-23 May 2021.
Up to five Flexiteek personnel were kept busy at peak times answering questions about the Generation II Flexiteek decking, and in discussions about how Flexiteek could be incorporated into old and new boat designs.
Without doubt the biggest single inquiry came from owners of boats with old and deteriorating teak decks. There is no question that teak is a traditional decking, but from what the Flexiteek team heard, teak is high maintenance in the Australian climate, and once it begins to wear, it is difficult and costly to repair. To support Flexiteek's claim that its product is the next best replacement for real teak, a number of boat owners who have made the change to Flexiteek, some more than a decade ago, came by to thank George and the team for their product and boast about the ease of maintenance their replacement deck provided. They all said that their Flexiteek decks still looked as good today as they did when first installed.
A number of visitors to the stand asked about the deck life of Flexiteek, but the team found it hard to provide an answer since nobody has yet worn out or replaced a Flexiteek deck installed by the Flexiteek Australia team. (George has been installing Flexiteek decks for almost 21 years).
Pic, from left: Peter Shepherd – shipwright with Flexiteek Australia, Jennifer Filippow – administration director of Flexiteek Australia, Ken Newton – marketing consultant for Flexiteek Australia, Troy Osborne – Platinum Marine Services, Flexiteek Australia agent at Airlie Beach, and George Filippow – Flexiteek Australia sales director. George and Jennifer Filippow are the exclusive authorised Australian distributors for the original Swedish-inspired Flexiteek decking.