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Old 30 October 2003, 12:02   #1
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8 months deliverytime on a new Scorpion!!!

I have looked at several ribs by now, and I fell in love with the Scorpion. I ordered a 8.5m with twin 250s. Not until I have payed the deposit, could I get a confimed time of delivery, which was eight months!
I sent a mail to get my deposit back, and right now I am wondering which boat to try next.
This only confirm that the production capisity is too small compaired to their popularity.
Have a nice one, I wouldnt.

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Old 30 October 2003, 12:05   #2
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Thats the problem with these boats, so many people are ordering them that they cant build them fast enough. There also difficult to get hold of second hand, Well worth the wait though.

If you cant wait that long try Ribtec or Revenger etc.

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Old 30 October 2003, 12:41   #3
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4 month

I promise you 4 month if order is in before 1 week.
You are still welcome for a testride.

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Old 31 October 2003, 04:52   #4
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Julian, does Revenger have a shorter waiting list?
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Old 31 October 2003, 05:24   #5
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Hi Ribraff

To be honest i really dont know what Revengers waiting list is. I know that with most boat builders this is a quiet time of year for them, companies like Scorpion are busy all year round but Revenger may be in a lull at the moment.

Best thing is to give them a call 01489 572404

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Old 31 October 2003, 05:47   #6
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I Think Brian's Scorpion is still for sale. I can tell you that it's one incredible RIB.

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Old 31 October 2003, 08:18   #9
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have you tried artic boats as, phone , 004775527316 or 004790037865 . they make a very nice 9.2mtr in norway
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Old 31 October 2003, 08:29   #10
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I am not sure that Ribtec boats woul meet your requirements, they are not famous for their speed. I've been on a Gemini 7.5 FRE with 2 ss5 opti's and the performance was stunning plus the Handling was impressive at 72 knots. It has 12 seats and it's available now. we keep our boats in the same yard ass the dealers who are ribshop.co.uk. He is also Storm on this forum

Ribcraft are good boats also but I think that they have a long waiting list as well
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