Originally Posted by 250kts
I was having a chat with the crew of one of the Dorset Police Ribs today and as he was involved in the Olympic preparations, he wondered if I had submitted a bid.
I had not, as I did not own 5+ boats. However, it appears that this requirement has now been relaxed, so that owners can get together and submit a group application.
The contract will be for 48days at £500/day for Ribs and £1000/day for hardboats (plus fuel). I am tempted, but wonder if there may be more lucrative contracts closer to the time ....
i don't think this info is right, they are not looking at registration untill the end of september, nothing can be done till then, i think they will be looking more for drivers than boats, i can confirm that they have 21 protector's, i haven't counted them but my guess is 19 cabin and the rest open, these were purchased from the defunct america's cup and although they are not british they are all the same, which matters.
i do believe that they will probaly do a deal with a bigger rib manufacturer for a number of ribs on a buy back shceme, that way they would all look the same and they can unload them at the end, would make perfect sense to me, it might not help you guys trying to earn a living but business is business