"We can really see these clips becoming an industry standard in the near future," says Kim McDell of McDell Marine. "They give us far more accuracy and precision than anything else we have used, and for the first time ever we feel confident that panels will stay in place when the boats are in rough seas." McDell added.

Founded in 2004 by Gregg Kelly and Ron Hanley, Fastmount manufactures and installs marine panels for superyacht and production boat designers, fit-out specialists and shipyards worldwide.

In less than a year, the group has secured more than 70 clients, including Alloy & Fitzroy in New Zealand, Italy's Azimut-Benetti, Feadship, Lurssen, Palmer Johnson, the Riviera Group and Warren Yachts. Working predominantly with builders of vessels that are 15m (49ft) and above, Fastmount supplies a full installation system, kits for onboard maintenance as well as product support.

IBI Magazine, 7 October 2005