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Old 29 December 2001, 19:42   #1
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Passenger ( Ferry ) RIBs

Hi folks ,

Any one have experience of or know which manufacturers have been involved in producing Commercial Diesel Passenger RIBs ( 12 PAX + 2 crew ) in or around the 10 meter size ?

I have been in touch with Ribtech and am waiting on a quote

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Old 31 December 2001, 06:49   #2
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Humber have supplied at least 2 ribs to Seafari Adventures in recent times. To my knowledge the feedback was pretty favourable.I'm not sure of the size but am sure at least one of them had an inboard and had seating for 10.
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Stuart,

Check out www.tiex.co.uk/od.htm - they do some serious bits of kit
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Old 31 December 2001, 09:17   #4
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Cheers folks !

I had emailed Humber already on spec .

I had tried ( unsuccessfully ) to open Ocean Dynamics website as quoted on the RIB Net directory ( It must be their old site .)

Their new site seems very interesting!


Best wishes , ( and a Happy and Safe 2001 to one and all ! )

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Old 31 December 2001, 10:42   #5
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The Ocean Dynamics site is http://www.stdavids.co.uk/thousandis...n_dynamics.htm


Great Ribs but very expensive I belive and need lots of power to get a good peformance.

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Old 31 December 2001, 11:41   #6
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Have a look at the following who all do diesel powered large Commercial RIB's

www.cromptonmarine.co.uk

www.halmatic.co.uk

www.redbayboats.com

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Old 01 January 2002, 05:07   #7
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Chris, If I had known that you would have been working I would have made arrangments for you to overhaul my tubes!

Happy New Year to you all.

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Old 01 January 2002, 08:08   #8
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Try Charles Chivers at Ribeye in Dartmouth, S. Devon. They made a huge thing a couple of years ago for well in excess of 12 passengers. It's used as a tourist attraction in Torquay.

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Old 01 January 2002, 14:26   #9
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I thought it was Ribcraft that supplied seafari!

I think that that big ribeye with the bucket seats is for sale! Last months Yachts and Boats for sale, I think I saw it!

I dont know your application, but RIBs Uk have in the past sold off their ex charter 6.0m ribs, with jockey seats for 7 pax & driver. 15k ish + VAT i think they were. but they come with a comprehencive inventory + 150 optimax.


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Old 02 January 2002, 09:52   #10
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Thanks again folks for the additional info.

We are looking for somthing like the Ribeye 10 M Leviathan which as was mentioned was recently for sale second hand .

Rib Eye tell me that Rib Tech now build all their big stuff and a little birdie in the SW of the UK told me today that they had heard that Rib Eye are to move their production arm to South Africa..( Rumour or True ?)

We will probably go for a new boat .

It will be used for eco safaris rather than white knuckle type rides so we are looking for a large boat with moderate ( 25 knot ) diesel powered performance , comfortable seats and low wash at speed .

Something that your Mammy ( if not your Granny ) would go out on !

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