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The AV Boats Story

This is the story of Viktor Kmec and how AV Boats came to be. This is a story of starting from humble beginnings and working towards your goal. This is a story of how determination, patient hard work and faith can make one mans dreams come true, this is Viktor’s story.

AV Boats Benson Wallingford

With hopes of one day starting and owning his own Canoe, Kayak and Boat business Viktor Kmec set off with a simple plan, start from the bottom and work your way up. While working at the Beetle & Wedge Boathouse in Moulsford in Oxfordshire, Viktor purchased his first self drive electric engine boat “The Klip” which was a great boat to hire out. The first year was full off trials and tribulations but Viktor persisted and had a very successful year hiring out the Klip to families, couples and anybody that enjoys quiet river cruising.

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The following year Viktor purchased two more self drive boats “Klip Senior” and “Klip Junior” but this time opted for the slighly speedier outboard engine, this was due to customer request. I guess some people like a bit of power in their hands.The Klip was now available at the great locations along the Thames river, The beetle and Wedge Boathouse, The Shillingford Bridge Hotel and the Benson Waterfront.

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With a great selection of locations at his disposal Viktor rapidly grew AV Boats. But like any crazy entrepreneur mad enough to start a business Viktor knew he had to push the business further along. So with his eyes set on Unit 3 at the Benson waterfront Viktor persisted and got himself a unit he could transform into his dream business. With the help of Chris Smith and Roman Ship, Viktor took the bare unit and started transforming it into a customer friendly space.

Building the AV Boats Empire

Whilst all that building chaos ensued Viktor needed to stock up. During this process Viktor saw a niche as there was nobody supplying Aquarius canoes and kayaks in the UK. So naturally he set off to become the sole UK supplier. AV Boats now boasts a great range of products and a few exclusive ones.

So if you happen to travel down the A4074 towards Oxford stop in at AV Boats by the Benson Waterfront and browse the incredible colletion of products AV Boats has to offer. Or if you are looking for a great day out with your family and friends why not book a boat, kayak or canoe and enjoy what the river Thames has to offer

AV Boats showroom in Benson