I admit to being most impressed with Solent and find Lee and his colleagues delightful. Actually, half the problem with this RIB building / supplying business is that many (most) of the people in it and really helpful and charming, once you get to know them and start the 'dance' of a possible purchase.
I have already said that in 'cold sales mode', when they don't know you, a number of buliders / suppliers fall, for me, at the first hurdle. Lee is not one of those, nor are the guys at Parker nor at Coastline.
I was VERY impressed with the support and help from Kevin in the trial - both pushing the boat hard and then helping me do the same (to the best of my very limited ability).
I liked the ride, the sure-footedness. I realise I will have to work to get the trim right on such a boat with the big petrol engine, but that is part of the challenge. Once the trim is right, the ride was exciting but secure.
And, as yet, Solent have not offered me a job as a salesman!
I enjoyed meeting you too and look forward to meeting you on the water.