Plastimo, the French safety, mooring and compass manufacturer, has chosen Aquafax as its distributor for the UK. The news comes as Plastimo celebrates its 40th year of business in Britain.

“The UK has always been a major territory for Plastimo,” says Yann Cornec, general manager of Plastimo. “It is a nation of active cruisers and dinghy enthusiasts, addict fishermen and expert racers.

"With 50% of our total activity achieved on export markets, the selection of our business partner in one of the top contributing European countries is no small matter."

In the UK, Aquafax’s focus will be on Plastimo proprietary products, including safety (lifejackets, liferafts, harnesses, MOB products etc), mooring equipment, inflatable tenders, deck equipment and ventilation, and Plastimo compasses – all made in Lorient, France.

“The Plastimo range of products comes as a logical addition to the Aquafax portfolio, allowusing us to truly offer customers a complete range of quality boat equipment," adds Nigel Pearson, managing director of Aquafax.