Originally Posted by gotchiguy
Thanks for the correction, I said that thinking about HighTowers build last year which I loved reading about. Do Osprey have a dealer where I could try out and look over the boats?
Although my build thread looks technical, it was a really easy build and the worst thing after choosing the hull was finding reliable people to buy and rig the engine, make the upholstery and all the 101 other things that need fitment.
I found out the hard way that boat building in the UK is like house builders etc....You get good ones and bad.
I can assure you that Osprey were excellent as were Ocean that supplied the console. The engine supplier and fitter was a different story and I had all sorts for communication problems with them, I also had a technical problem with the engine that took a while to sort out, with BRP sending a man over to get it running right because the dealer didn't seem to have a clue. Just to point out it was a used engine.
What I'm saying is:
Osprey will build a complete RIB for you to your exact specs to include engine.
You can supply your own fibreglass consoles seats etc and Osprey will mould these in the deck for you.
A bare boat package is available for you to finish off.
I built my RIB for under £20k 2 years ago (even with a new outboard it would have been low £20's) and have got exactly the RIB I want. And gives me a buzz everytime I go out in her.
I would recommend a chat with Roy, he's a very friendly gent that I'm sure will help you in any way he can.
If I can be any further help please don't hesitate to PM me.