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Old 18 September 2013, 06:14   #1
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Looks like I probably managed to pick the wettest day of the show this year, but I was surprised how many people were there on a rainy Tuesday. My camera has dried out now, and here's a run down of some of the RIBs on display. It's not comprehensive, but even so there are photos of boats from twenty or so companies here which I think is pretty impressive.

Starting with Redbay to keep a certain member of the admin team happy, who were represented at the show by their by their UK distributor MRL. On the stand they had the mighty Skerryvore, back from the Round Ireland jaunt, and a very useful looking 7.4 with a 250hp Hyundai diesel.

You can clearly see the MRL influence on the other 7.4 with the smart 2-tone upholstery for a more leisurely appearance.
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Old 18 September 2013, 06:17   #2
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Also on the MRL stand were some very nicely finished Stingher RIBs, looking good in their UK spec.
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The cabin RIB is probably a bit of a "Marmite" boat (you'll love it or hate it), but it's definitely big!
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Ribcraft were there is force as usual, with their stand plus boats on the Suzuki pontoon and their show patrol boats. Black and businesslike seems to be the order of the day with the new fisheries patrol boat dominating the stand.
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On the pontoons was a tidy 585, slightly eclipsed by Mike Garside's Magellan Zulu!
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Solent Rib Charters also had a very smart Ribcraft on their pontoon berth, promoting their bareboat charters.
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Scorpion had a couple of ex-demonstrator models for sale. Looking good in their now-customary pastel colour schemes, both beautifully made and reassuringly expensive as you would expect.
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Lots of Ribeyes around the show, looking good in their new dark grey and maroon colour scheme as well as some (Scorpion inspired?) pastel colours too.
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Ballistic however appear to be sticking to their "one colour suits all" range with an fleet of almost identical different sized boats.
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Andre was there with his new Parker demonstrator RIB and a selection of their fishing boats and weekenders. He also has the best coffee at the show if you can wangle your way into their hospitality caravan!
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