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Old 14 January 2010, 15:32   #1
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London International Boat Show 2010

I finally made it to ExCel today, almost a week later than planned. The industry is very clearly feeling the pinch this year and the show had a notably sparse feel about it with everything much more spread out than usual, but still covering a smaller area!

Ribcraft were there in force with half a dozen boats on a walk round stand:
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Zodiac/Avon/Bombard had a big stand with some interesting new boats.

New look Medline
Pro Open 650
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The new Sea Hawk 700, which is a design that Zodiac bought from French boat builder Poncin Yachts Group. It looks like it should make a very capable offshore cruiser, and according to the press release has a claimed fuel capacity of 1300 litres which would give it some range!

The upgraded N-ZO cabin RIB is also on the stand. Designed in collaboration with renowned Italian Designer Vittorio Garroni, it apparently "combines Zodiac's boat building expertise and Garroni's pure lines resulting in the most sophisticated craft to be produced from the Zodiac factory to date".
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On the subject of strange cabin RIBs, Cobra have a 10.5 outboard RIB with a pair of bunks in what would normally be the engine bay!

They also have a 7.6 with beige gelcoat and maroon tubes which is a bit different too.
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Newcomers Piranha RIBs have some very competitive starter deals. A 4.8 with Tohatsu 50 for £9,995 and their 5.8 with a 90hp Optimax for £15,950.
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Old timers Barnet Marine were there with a law-and-order theme to their XS RIBs including a small one belonging to the Volunteer Police Cadets and a rather larger one from Humberside Police.
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Selva had a very large stand, full of white things on a red background. Big RIBs, inflatables, and a whole array of engines.
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Williams, well known for their very smart little Turbojet tenders, also had one of their larger 505 Turbojets on show. It comes with a 110hp Yanmar diesel and is good for about 35 knots.
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Goldfish were also there, with a 36 P1 Supersport. Pure RIB porn
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Finally a couple of entries in the "not actually a RIB" section:

From New Zealand we have the Zego - if a RIB as the 4x4 of the sea, then this has to be the quad equivalent. Funny looking things, but fun and almost indestructible.

Or how about the smartkat? A high performance inflatable sailing catamaran for those with wafi tendencies.
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