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Old 18 April 2006, 19:56   #1
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Qualifications to give a demo?

What qualifications do I need to demonstate a boat to a prospective customer? I have taken people out in my Solent to help out Lee and Kevin a couple of times, but it was my boat and I paid fuel etc.

I have been asked to consider helping someone do demos on their boat at Ribex. What are the rules
(a) re insurance
(b) re RIBEX
(c) re any relevant authorities
(d) common sense

Should I do my 'advanced' powerboat before RIBEX? What is a 'commercial endorsement' to the 'advanced'?

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Old 19 April 2006, 03:59   #2
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Hi my reading

The commercial endorsement is an exam that can be taken to "commercially" endorse for certificate - it means from a quals prospective you can take people out who will be paying

In your case they will not be paying i presume, but i would check with the people you are demoing for to see if they have the correct insurance. The insurance company may specify that ther person who does the demo is up to x standard and the boat is to a certain standard.

Last year someone i think was demoing a boat and never attached a kill cord and something happened.

I would be interested in the conclusion to this one
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Until the terrible accident at the Southampton boat show a few years ago, the only qualification needed was an ability to start the motor, although I imagine alot of the RYA approved instructors on this forum will disagree with that. Since then the organisers have stated their requirements, so the best person to ask would be the organiser Hugo.
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What qualifications do I need to demonstate a boat to a prospective customer? I have taken people out in my Solent to help out Lee and Kevin a couple of times, but it was my boat and I paid fuel etc.

I have been asked to consider helping someone do demos on their boat at Ribex. What are the rules
(a) re insurance
(b) re RIBEX
(c) re any relevant authorities
(d) common sense

Should I do my 'advanced' powerboat before RIBEX? What is a 'commercial endorsement' to the 'advanced'?

Thanks

Bruce


Bruce as far as i know, the requirement for Ribex this year is PB2 or above. The boat exhibitor should have received notification from the organisers by now.

Best to check with them re insurance as well. Presumably you will be in their employ for the duration & therefore covered on their insurance policy. Don't assume this is the case though.

Probably see you at the show.

Cheers

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Old 20 April 2006, 06:06   #5
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Southampton boat show is level 2 and I believe Ribex is the same?
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Old 20 April 2006, 09:25   #7
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Got the forms in from Ribex and yes it is level 2 minimum. an application for helmsman licence to demonstrate at Ribex must be completed and sent off with photo and copies of qualifications
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