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ETAP Yachting is a Belgian boat builder based in Lokeren. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of fibreglass sailboats. The company was founded by Norbert Joris in 1970 and was originally a manufacturer of lighting, aluminium and fibreglass products. ETAP stands for Electro Technical Apparatus. The first sailboat design produced was the ETAP 22 in 1974, followed by the ETAP 20 in 1975. The designs have been noted for their use of fibreglass foam sandwich construction, which provides buoyancy, making them unsinkable, while providing rigidity, sound dampening and protection from condensation but also praised for their high quality of construction and value retention.