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Old 26 January 2015, 11:36   #1
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Advice wanted on China RIB

Ribbers ahoi

I am in the early stages of buying a RIB from China; my needs in short: RIB use mainly for leasurly cruising at low wind in the Mediterranean, short distances (5-10 miles), never far from the coast, family on board; A large sundeck is important. Use for 10-15 days per year, storage in garage.

I would appreciate member comments about RIB quality from Chinese manufacturers which you own and may have personally imported from China, after locating the supplier on e.g. Alibaba.
The company I am in contact with is QB Yachting, link below:

RIB boat, RIB boat direct from Lingpo Duckwan Yak Co., Ltd. in China (Mainland)

Price range: RIB, 5.5 m, Hypalon, ca. 10 000 $ (plus 1500 € in transport). See pic.

PLEASE: no generic comments about low-quality China products etc, I currently own a Honwave and personally know the factory manager running the site where these products are produced in China (they are sold, FYI, also in China under a different brand name, at a different price of course).

I would very much welcome comments about China-made trailers. This company conveniently produces also trailers, price approx. 800 $.

If you have suggestions about top-quality RIB producers from personal expetrience, I would like to hear from you. I would also appreciate suggestions on any particular model you may have in mind.
Thanks Andreas
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Old 26 January 2015, 13:17   #2
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If you are HONWAVE owner (like me use to be) why not consider

HIGHFIELD/HONDA boats OM500

To this China RIB mentioned above, you have to add some customs and VAT and as a results you will have the same price



This is natural upgrade for HONWAVE user, powered by HONDA, etc.
There is HIGHFIEDL distributor in Germany and probably in Austria.

ALU boat, small weight. Where you have low wind in Mediteran ?

I spend every year in Greece (first time in 2015 will be with Highfield RIB) and every day I faced Meltemi

>>>>>>>>>>>

I have found contact to Austria distributor from Highfield webpage:
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AUSTRIA
Ascherl GMBH
industriestraße 43
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Tel: +43 5574 89900-20
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Are there anti-wear pads underneath the rears of the tubes?
Are they using mastic on the internal seams to prevent weeping through the cord structure?
Is there dealer support for a potential future warranty claim?
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If it's a Rib you're after and not a sib I would avoid the Chinese brands like the plague..... don't ask me how I know as for China trailers they are not legal in this country unless things have changed in the last 5 years.
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If it's a Rib you're after and not a sib I would avoid the Chinese brands like the plague..... don't ask me how I know as for China trailers they are not legal in this country unless things have changed in the last 5 years.
Tell the nice marketing man how glad you were that Yu you hadn't imported your's directly from China. IIRC, you'd have been Foo'kd if you had?
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Tell the nice marketing man how glad you were that Yu you hadn't imported your's directly from China. IIRC, you'd have been Foo'kd if you had?
"Fook mai" (miss print) that's so true Mr willk lucky lots for me I didn't...but now I know that they are not so "sea" "pro"
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