New home for RS K6
RS Racing have announced that Rondar Raceboats Ltd have now assumed responsibility for the UK marketing and distribution of the K6 keelboat.
Martin Wadhams, MD of RS Racing, said: "Although we have strong affection for the class, and wish it well, the success and expansion of the RS brand in other areas, and particularly our overseas markets, means that our future focus has to lie in other directions. Rondar are already involved with the class as builders, and market it overseas, so it is a very natural progression for them to take on the UK.”
Paul Young, MD of Rondar, commented: ”This move makes good commercial sense for both RS and ourselves, and will increase the level of specialised service that can be provided for K6 owners, and we look forwards to building the class from the very sound base that RS have established. Rondar will market the K6 alongside the Viper Keelboat, which was the fastest growing sportsboat class in the US last year, and is due to be launched into Europe this year”.
Peter Kirby, of the K6 Association, also understands the move saying “That from the owners perspective, Rondar are already a well known and integral part of the class and we look forwards to working with them in the UK. The Class Association shall remain within the RS owners association.”
The K6 is a two to three person, one design, 6m sports boat, with a light weight, high tech epoxy construction and a carbon rig, giving it high performance, but easy handling.