Takis Samartzis, has many years of experience and distinction in the design and construction of pleasure boats, and in the high-speed racing games, is the leading mind and soul of TROPIDA.
Beginning as editor in 1993-2000 on well-known riff-like nautical literature, POWERBOAT & RIB magazines, THALASSA, FOUSKOTO, he had the opportunity to test and evaluate most of the inflatable boats and engines of Greek and international market.
From 2000 onwards, using this experience, his knowledge of engineering and safe sailing technology, and his love for the sea and the boats, he designed and built, in collaboration with well-known companies in England, some of the well-known ribs both in the Greek and the international market. At the same time, as a driver of offshore racing, he had won three national championships in the categories of 140, 150 and over 300 HP tourism.
In 2014 he decided to create a Greek company, TROPIDA, wanting to offer fast, sailing, sports and especially boats with emphasis on usability in design and quality of construction. They are addressed to individuals who want comfortable and easy to use, fast, financially and especially recreational boats as well as to professionals for rent or as a tender on large yachts.
With collaborations with well-known foreign firms, both in materials and accessories, and with insistence and dedication to the safety and detail of the construction, our craft responds perfectly to increased demands and high standards as well as to the difficult conditions of Greek seas and mainly in the Aegean.
Our new boats have incorporated new groundbreaking design ideas for the comfort and aesthetics of the yacht, automations found in large and luxurious yachts, materials resistant to weather and harsh conditions of the sea, and solutions to cruise problems in difficult weather conditions (such as the antidive on the bow).
With the trust, support and collaboration of internationally renowned designers such as Adam Younger & Gregory Dan, TROPIDA offers the market fresh, innovative ideas for both hull and deck design that will revolutionize the construction of inflatable boats in the future.
April 2019 Takis Samartzis awarded by the INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ACADEMY the IRON A' DESIGN AWARD TROPHY from the A DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION FOR MARINE & VESSELS 2019 for his new 12m RIB COSMIC39. Its the first time a Greek Rib Designer awarded with such a great distiction.
The new generation of inflatables is here.
The TROPIDA boats are in compliance with EU directives of CE class C and the company is in the ISO 9001 /2015 certification BY BYREAU VERITAS