Folkboats UK, managed by Tony Smee, has been operating specialist services to Folkboat owners on the UK’s South Coast for many years.
Tony Smee has served a full five year apprenticeship as a shipwright after leaving school and then working in various boat yards along the south coast, before starting up his own business with servicing and supporting the Folkboats at Milford on Sea where his dedicated workshops for the Folkboat are based.
Tony Smee took over the operations of Folkboats UK in 2008 with the sad loss of Peter Ament, the previous owner of Folkboats UK, and was appointed as the UK dealer for the new Nordic Folkboats built by Folkboat Centralen based in Denmark.
In 2010 Folkboat Centralen Denmark was
sold to two German Businessmen, based in Hamburg, who purchased the Folkboat building tard in Estonia along with the entire workforce, thus keeping the quality of the renowned Folkboat in full strength. Tony Smee has been pleased to carry on the working relationship with the new owners in Hamburg.