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Old 17 July 2011, 15:48   #1
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Velocity Marine 3.8m

has anyone had any experience with Velocity Marine sibs, the one im looking at is the 3.8m is it sea worthy

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Old 17 July 2011, 17:19   #2
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Guessing it's one of many re-branded cheap generic Chinese SIBs, difficult to define 'seaworthy' though - this can be interpreted in so many ways.
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Old 18 July 2011, 05:10   #3
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I am wary of these new inflatable names popping up where the business is registered to a private house with no shop as such. It makes you wonder what the warranty is worth because if the UK guy decides to sell double glazing instead next month then you're not going to have much luck with the Chinese supplier sorting out a problem.

Over the past 10 days there seem to have been some very good value, apparently immaculate, Zodiacs, Quicksilvers & Honwaves on Ebay. I'd rather go for used up to a few years old in a major brand.
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I was contacted by the Chinese supplier of these boats just a couple of weeks ago, and they sent me the image in the ebay listing.

They were looking for UK agents and were offering to add logos or other branding as required.

Iím obviously completely oblivious to their quality or capabilities, but can confirm they are a generic badge engineered Boat.

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thanks for the advice, Ive settled for a honwave 4m instead
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Old 18 July 2011, 08:51   #6
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LOL - another generic Chinese SIB!

No seriously, good choice - you cannot go wrong with a Honwave or Zodiac - always popular and will hold it's value well.
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