The shipyard Etap was founded in Belgium 40 years ago. Even then, she took a course on the creation of unusual yachts (both sailing and motor), which has a peculiar technical solutions.
Last years building a brand-Etap unsinkable sailing yachts - their peculiarity lies in the fact that these boats have two hulls (internal and external), and the space between them filled with a special foam. As a result, the yachts do not sink, even if they have to cut a through hole.
Several years ago, the firm Etap has been bought by the German company Bavaria, which first matter of business, shut down production in Belgium. After the bankruptcy of the Dehler Etap was sent to independent swimming. To restore production in Belgium has failed (very expensive), so Belgium is only preserved in the headquarters and the production moved to the Indian city of Cochin. The main market of the shipyard, expected to be China and Southeast Asian countries.