Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Snapdragon / Mirage History

Historical Information

1959 Thames Structural Plastics formed in Rayleigh, England.
1962 Thames Structural Plastics moved to Southend, England. First sailing cruiser launched 'Snapdragon 23' centre-boarder.
1964 Thames Structural Plastics moved to Canvey Island, England. Factory becomes larger and company changes to 'Thames Marine'.
1968 'Snapdragon 21' and 'Snapdragon 29' launched.
'Snapdragon 29' is later modified and renamed 'Snapdragon 890'
1968-1974 Snapdragons 600, 670, 24, 26, 27 are launched.
License given to 'Isles of Norbury' to build and sell 'Snapdragon 670' marketed as "Invader".
1975-1980 Mirages 27, 28, 29, 30 and 37 launched.
1981 Thames Marine stops manufacturing. Marketing and Distribution taken over by ' Maplin Marine'.
Maplin Marine stops trading after twelve months.
'Boating Scene' takes over Mirages and Snapdragon 890's.
Historical Information obtained from Snapdragon Mirage Association

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