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Old 12 February 2018, 05:27   #1
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Importing s rib from Europe

Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
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Old 12 February 2018, 07:51   #2
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Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
We do not make in that range so I am not trying to sell you a rib. My advice is to buy 2 x 4.30 ribs and have them neatly packed into a 20' container. You have to ship in a container anyway so you might as well fill the container. Forget about a European trailer especially as they do not meet US transportation standards . Keep one rib for yourself and sell the other one and the profit will for sure cover the freight cost and perhaps even more.
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Old 12 February 2018, 08:49   #3
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Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
Zodiac Pro 420... It's an open deck layout, you can bolt whatever you want to the deck.

And it's made in South Carolina. Made in the U S of A with 100% composite construction (Coosa Bluewater transom core).
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Zodiac Pro 420... It's an open deck layout, you can bolt whatever you want to the deck.

And it's made in South Carolina. Made in the U S of A with 100% composite construction (Coosa Bluewater transom core).


Does it come with a free banjo?
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Does it come with a free banjo?
South Carolina is currently the composites mecca of the United States.

The ~70% carbon-fiber Boeing 787 Dreamliner is built here.

Many popular boatbuilders call Charleston "home".
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Is that a "no" then?
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Is that a "no" then?
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Kinda had you pegged as a Ukulele man - go figure...

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Hey - a Banjolele maybe?

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Never had you down as the pegging type
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