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Old 25 May 2013, 15:59   #1
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New operator - Bournemouth Pier

I am reliably informed that this will be the new "RIB" operating from Bournemouth Pier this summer. I dont recognise the RIB or where it's from??
Aluminium hull and solid "tubes"
As long as they can get it fixed, as it was towed in and is awaiting a tow to Parkstone Bay Marina (Marina staff on board)
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Old 25 May 2013, 16:02   #2
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I'm 99% sure that thing used to operate on the Thames in central London. Struggling to remember who the operator was but it was one of the "big boat" companies up there.

PS. Think it's Halmatic which has been modified for charter use.
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Old 25 May 2013, 16:08   #3
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Hard place to moor alongside a pier with rolling waves a regular feature- wish them well
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PS. Think it's Halmatic which has been modified for charter use.
Does have the look of whats used by the boys in Poole... Just a different colour.
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I'm 99% sure that thing used to operate on the Thames in central London. Struggling to remember who the operator was but it was one of the "big boat" companies up there.

PS. Think it's Halmatic which has been modified for charter use.
Yeah Tim's right right it was a MOD boat adapted for commercial charter. I heard it was rather juicy and with the competition on the Thames it just wasn't going to cut it.

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If that's true,I wonder why they think it'll cut it there then?

Good luck to them, it sounds like a pretty brave venture.
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It used to be operated by Flying Fish Tours on the River Thames. I wouldn't worry Steve, it's no match for your boat.
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Is Shockwave the previous boat still up for sale ? That was quite a nice looking speedboat iirc, presumably it's tough to make a living from the pier ? Not the easiest place to moor up some days unlike Poole Quay
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Hi Mark, not worried, rather more interested about who.

I welcome good operators to bring more people to the area and experience being out at sea safely.

What coding would allow commercial use for 20 passengers?? Seems a big beast if limited to 12!

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