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Old 09 April 2008, 16:04   #1
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New french wave-piercer rib

Hello,

You can si it here:http://www.alugator.com/

The first one will be ready in may.

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Old 09 April 2008, 16:16   #2
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Hello,

You can si it here:http://www.alugator.com/

The first one will be ready in may.

Antoine
I'll be interested to learn whether it steers by the bow in a following sea.
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Old 09 April 2008, 16:19   #3
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It will be possible to try it this summer, i think.

Some of my friends will do it.

I will try to give you more informations.

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I would expect a wet ride in a following Sea coupled with lots of stuffing.
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Looks like a Wally Tender with an inflatable collar !

http://www.wally.com/jumpCh.asp?idUs...l=41&idLang=IT
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I'll be interested to learn whether it steers by the bow in a following sea.
Thats what i thought , I have nearly broken ribs a few times surfing sea kayaks with a bow like that which suddenly bites and flips over so fast you get whiplash .

have any of the plymouth ribbers seen that very futuristic looking silver/grey boat with a hull like that, it was moored near the gin palaces in the narrows opposite the cremyl ferry slip.
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Wave piercers aren't exactly new!!!
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I have 2 wave piercing boats in a storage shed at my work. Suffice to say big (16m+) and fast (x2 750hp) and they go through the waves at speed, but surely these RIB versions loose that advantage because of the tube??
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Wave piercers aren't exactly new!!!
it's French then?
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Old 28 April 2008, 04:04   #10
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Alugator - a very different RIB

Yes, ALUGATOR is french.

As Antoine wrote, the prototype will be available for test drives from next end of May.

Wave-piercers are definitely not new, but it is something quite different from what does exist in the RIB industry at this time. What we wanted is not to make one more RIB in this already stuffed market, but to propose a very trendy design, together with what should be a very comfortable boat while cruising. Also, the material we use to build our ALUGATOR is not FRP but Aluminium, which is also making it very different and definitely stronger in shallow areas, and much more ecological as aluminium can be recycled.

We actually do not have any proof of the "sea capabilities" as we are at the prototype stage, but our architects did all the necessary work to achieve a very good result. Also, you may keep the link with our website www.alugator.com to get the freshest news!


Would you require any further details, please feel free to contact us!

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