Originally Posted by Andre
Martin, this is news to me. Have also checked with my brother Philip in Poland and he also has not heard anything. If a commecial operator was on his 6th set of engines then you can be sure that we as the rib manufacturer and engine supplier would be the first to know. I am now trying to establish contact with our swedish distributor and find out from him if what you claim is true. Once I hear from him will post his response and perhaps we can get to the bottom of this.
as a matter of interest what rib have you ordered
Not sixth set, but sixth engine. We heared it from a boatbuilder in Sweeden that we personally talked to yesterday. We will make the nesesary telephonecalls on Monday to verify if it is any truth in this. Just hoped that you had heard something, since you are working so close with Parker/Sweeden.
Regarding what boats we order, a friend of mine and I have had nothing but good experiences with Revenger. We took delivery of a Revenger 29 two months ago, and have ordered a 34 Revenger for delivery in December.
We probably use our boats harder than normal ribbers, since all the other boats we have bought, have broken. My friend has used his Revenger for Chartering for three years in huge waves. And no problems. We have only 100 hours on our 29`er, but no other boat that we have had, have ever lasted that long without significant problems.
The 29`er has stepped hull, is narrow and can every day make 58 GPS-knots with full tank and 14 people on board powered by 2x250hp Suzuki. (If you want to know what problems Suzuki have, we know it!)
We even like the 29`er better in 3m. waves than our 36 feet long rib!
When it comes to Revenger 34, we have only talked to previouse owners and newer tested it our selves, so we do take a small risk. But it seems like the owners like their 34. But the most important to us is the building-qulity. We have seen pictures, and we have seen our 29 under construction.
In Norway there are three Revenger 34 one is a Revenger 34 with 2x500hp. It has been around for 4-5 years without problems regarding the boat. The problems they have is that their XR-drives keep braking. The other has 3x300-o.b. and is all read! Some Norwegians know how to power their Rev. 34`s!
We do also read American sites. A lot of problems with the very, very first Verado. But after that the Verado seems to have had very little problems. If we find out that the story from Sweeden is bull, we probably try twin 275`s.
Have a nice day!