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Old 25 November 2008, 04:45   #1
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Technohull 888

One of my main reasons for visiting Athens was to see the new Technohull 888 and discuss production versions.

This is the first of a nw series of designs code named 'AquaVITE'. Basically a very high speed range of craft / designs.

The 888 shown is with small tubes and will be fitte out as a raceboat. Leisure versions will have larger diameter tubes. A very exciting project to work on and maybe will get one to the UK in time.

Also had the 688, 777 and 999 on the stand.
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Old 27 November 2008, 16:21   #2
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Hi Adam
firstly thanks for the photos, this is wonderful rib.

I recognized your name because I have seen mentioned in the Italian gommoniemotori forum
in this post: http://gommoniemotori.com/forum/view...php?f=3&t=7093
my friend Giovanni Bracco said to have you met in Athens and now you're nice here.
I come from this forum but lately I appreciate very ribnet and so I come here often to read.
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Many thanks for the link - good to see!

It was a pleasure to meet Giovanni and also here of more the RIB and other markets in Italy.

I have had fun in racing powerboats in Italy in the past and also sailed Formula 18 catamarans on Lake Como. Hopefully in the future I may get the chance to work with Italian clients as well!
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Many thanks for the link - good to see!

It was a pleasure to meet Giovanni and also here of more the RIB and other markets in Italy.
Yesterday Giovanni told me to greet you ...
I am a member of the "club del gommone Milano" and they are always engaged in races on Lake Como.
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I have had fun in racing powerboats in Italy in the past and also sailed Formula 18 catamarans on Lake Como. Hopefully in the future I may get the chance to work with Italian clients as well!
J hope that the English style is really spread in Italy.
Unfortunately, now we have rib rich of sofas and armchairs lounges luxury
but a long way from the UK style with sharp bow and sporting aspect that I love
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Yesterday Giovanni told me to greet you ...
I am a member of the "club del gommone Milano" and they are always engaged in races on Lake Como.

J hope that the English style is really spread in Italy.
Unfortunately, now we have rib rich of sofas and armchairs lounges luxury
but a long way from the UK style with sharp bow and sporting aspect that I love
I think there could be more done to combine the two styles -try to offer the best of both without comprising performance too much. Not going to get quite the interior space of a Italian RIB with a UK RIB - but more could be done. Would be an interesting project.

One of the things that always interests me on my travels (work or holiday) is how boat designs evolve to suit there enviroment - be it weather, building materials and skills, fuel costs etc etc. Hence where we are I guess.
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One of the things that always interests me on my travels (work or holiday) is how boat designs evolve to suit there enviroment - be it weather, building materials and skills, fuel costs etc etc. Hence where we are I guess.
Wath you say is true but....
I love the uk rib style
Unfortunately I never made travel in Britain , but I think that, one day,
I and my girlfriend Francesca will visit the United Kingdom.
j think that we come with the empty trailer ...
and return home... with a full trailer ... ...
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I guess the thing will be to make a really successful RIB that combines the different styles of hull and lay-out, but in a fairly light weight minimalstic kind of way.
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A test photo - running a standard engine - and a 1/2 deck lay-out / test lay-out.

Just heard that the first raceboat, fitted with a 300XS Mercury, has tested today and gone really well - 71 Knots (82 mph) and handling great. Should have some photos next week.

Good to finish the week on a positive!
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I and my girlfriend Francesca will visit the United Kingdom.
j think that we come with the empty trailer ...
and return home... with a full trailer ... ...
If you make it over to the UK, try to visit Cornwall. The Cornish lads would very much like to meet Francesca, and youself of course and we're very good at filling trailers.
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