Originally Posted by Andy B
Got a reply from the chap, and in responce to my questions he's posted some new pictures
Are there any issues with running an ex-commercial boat as a private craft?
None Andy, we have sold several boats which were coded and they were to private users, we just removed safety gear, Normally they are like all good boats that have been serviced regularly and have to be maintained to a higher standard than private boats due to annual inspections etc.
The coding expires when a boat is sold except where the new owner applies to transfer it and again the boat should have to be inspected.
Our last Ribtec is still on River Hamble used privately