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Old 23 May 2007, 16:23   #1
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My New Boat!!!

Well the time has come for me to buy a boat!
After much head scratching and pondering I have made my choice!

The boat I wanted to buy is a sea safari type boat.
The reason for this is I will be running, in conjuntion with my current job, a sea safari business from Ramsgate harbour.

So what have I plumped for?

Well I had to look at what was on offer and what can I get in the timescale I have set myself.

I would like to thank all the companies I have spoken to and for all the help and advice they offered over the last few months.

The boat I am going for is a 9M Ribcraft Sea Safari.

Coded for twelve, fitted with bench seats, twin Suzuki 250hp.
I went for bench seats over jockey seats as I felt, after much thought and advice, that these lend themselves better when catering for families.

She is in build as we speak and I have attached a couple of early pictures.
With the support of Ribcraft I will try to update and post more pictures and info as the new boat takes shape.

Oh and why is it so hard to choose a boat name and no Boom Chucker Whaa Whaa is not an option!!
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Old 23 May 2007, 16:33   #2
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Congratulations Jon.
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Old 23 May 2007, 16:47   #3
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Looks like a good choice
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Old 23 May 2007, 16:54   #4
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There are a few of these running in Cardiff Bay - nice looking boats. I wonder what electronics you will have fitted???
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Old 23 May 2007, 17:15   #5
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Well I had to look at what was on offer and what can I get in the timescale I have set myself.
Nice boat! What's the delivery date?

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Old 23 May 2007, 17:29   #6
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Jon,

Nice one - good luck with the new venture.

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Thats one impressively beamy hull you have there. Looks to be about 3 meters from the photo.

Congrates and the Hightower family wish you good luck in your new venture.
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Old 24 May 2007, 03:55   #8
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Thank you for the kind words.

Electronics well let me think...........
She will be fitted with 2 VHF's, one GX-1500 and one GX-3000.
The GX-3000 will give me loud hailer and fog horn functions to boot.
I am looking to fit two GPS/chartplotters.
First will be the CP-300 and this unit will also have the depth option fitted.
Second will be a the new CP-500 this will be used for Radar.
Both the plotters have a camera option so may look at that for the future.
The CP-500 also has video out so I could feed the camera pictures to a solid state type recorder.

Delivery time is going to be mid-end of June, fingers crossed.

Once again many thanks.
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Old 24 May 2007, 04:02   #9
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If you don't mind me asking, when did you order it?

Thanks
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If you don't mind me asking, when did you order it?

Thanks
Well I had a lucky strike!
The fine fellows at Ribcraft had a 9m build cancelled on them.
Hull was done and staff were already booked to work on the boat.
If that had not happened I would have been looking at about 6 months lead time.

As I mentioned it should be ready for late June so just after your new boat!!

Good luck with yours
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