Last week we shared this story with you and now here is RS’s statement…
As RS Sailing has continued to grow during recent years, we have structured our dealer network in such a way as to ensure that we can effectively manage this increased demand.
Following the adoption of a new distribution structure in 2020, we had hoped that Italy-based Boat Tech S.r.l would remain a key part of our European network. Sadly, Boat Tech S.r.l. did not wish to enter into a new dealer agreement when this was offered to them and, it is with regret that we can confirm that they have consequently started legal proceedings against RS Sailing.
The RS Sailing team, along with our global network of dealers and distributors, remain fully focused on and committed to delivering boats and parts to our customers. We remain as passionate as ever about getting as many people involved in our sport as possible and hope that we can all be back out on the water soon, enjoying the rest of the 2021 sailing season.