Halmatic Ltd.

1952 -

Founded by Patrick de Laszlo. A collaboration with designer Uffa Fox in 1952 was the FLYING TWENTY, one of one of the first production fiberglass boats in the UK. This was followed by the more popular FLYING FIFTEEN, also a Fox design, many of which are still sailing.
Business expanded as VT Halmatic was commissioned to mold large numbers of craft for Camper & Nicholson's, Moody's and other leading builders of that era. VT Halmatic introduced its own range of commercial and military craft which were supplied either as "part-assemblies" for other yards to complete or were fitted-out by VT Halmatic for its own customers.
Among the many notable craft molded by VT Halmatic over the years are as follows:
The NICHOLSON 32 yacht designed by Camper and Nicholson and molded by Halmatic, followed by the NICHOLSON 26, 36, 38, 43, 48, 55 and 70.
The MOODY 42, 52 and 62.
The NELSON 40/42 – the archetypal pilot boat and gentleman’s motor yacht – one of which was the victim of the IRA bomb at the 1974 Earl’s Court Boat Show.
The Arun-class lifeboat – over 40 of which were molded for the R.N.L.I. and ten for the Greek Coastguard.
During the 1960's and 1970's VT Halmatic's expertise produced larger and more technically advanced craft.
Molded by VT Halmatic in 1975 for the RNLI Arun 54-04 was the world's first fiberglass offshore lifeboat.
The relationship has continued with VT Halmatic heavily involved in the building of the R.N.L.I.'s new generation Severn and Trent composite lifeboats.

Sailboats Built By Halmatic Ltd.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
AJAX (LEE) 23.25 ft / 7.09 m 1966
BANJER 37 36.50 ft / 11.13 m 1969
CARAVELLE 42 (ALDEN) 41.57 ft / 12.67 m 1968
CHALLENGER 38 (ALDEN) 38.50 ft / 11.73 m 1960
DARING 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1960
FLYING FIFTEEN 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1948
HALMATIC 30 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1979
HALMATIC 8.80 28.33 ft / 8.63 m 1970
HALMATIC NICHOLSON 32 MK X1 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1978
MISTRAL 36 (ALDEN) 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1963
MOODY 44-1 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1973
MOODY 49 48.56 ft / 14.80 m 2005
NICHOLSON 26 26.58 ft / 8.10 m 1968
NICHOLSON 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1962
NICHOLSON 36 36.25 ft / 11.05 m 1960
NICHOLSON 38 37.83 ft / 11.53 m 1966
NICHOLSON 43 43.25 ft / 13.18 m 1969
NICHOLSON 48 47.67 ft / 14.53 m 1972
NICHOLSON 55 53.81 ft / 16.40 m 1971
RED ADMIRAL 36 36.18 ft / 11.03 m 1978
ROGGER 35 35.16 ft / 10.72 m 1974
ZEPHYR 36 (ALDEN) 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1960


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