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Jubilee speed-boat maker to expand

Fletcher's boats can reach speeds of 70 miles an hour Photo: ITV Central

One of a last remaining British speed-boat builders in the Midlands has announced it's expanding.

Fletcher's Boats in Wolverhampton makes speedboats for water-skiers. They reach speeds of 70 miles an hour.

They make about 250 boat a year. Next year they're bring out new models and will soon start recruiting more staff. They employ 38 at the moment.

Famous past customers include Roger Moore. This year the firm has made a special liveried speedboat with a Union Flag to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. It will be on show at a jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford tomorrow.

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