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Old 11 November 2004, 09:09   #1
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Sorry but I have to say this......

Barnet Marine are superb, not only have they managed to get me a very good price on the boat that I wanted, but also managed to bring the delivery date forward from the original estimated date.

Their customer service is superb, they have been helpful, attentive and removed a lot of worries and fears about buying a new boat without getting the hump with being in-undated by my constant questions.

I cannot praise them highly enough. Well done Laurence and Co. a very proffesional yet personal service throughout.

Let's hope when the boat finally slips into the water it doesn't sink!
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Old 11 November 2004, 09:15   #2
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Not quite sure why you are sorry... it's nice to hear good news Perhaps you can shed some light on where the hulls are made? Cheers, Jono
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Old 11 November 2004, 09:26   #3
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Pleased to hear this Our XS 550 due in Feb Would also like to know more about the origine of the hull. So far our dealings with Barnet have been great, even had an invite to their premses to discuss/view the fit out.

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Not quite sure why you are sorry... it's nice to hear good news
Absolutely! It's always good to hear about things being done right

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Old 11 November 2004, 09:42   #5
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Just a thought... if they buy the hulls in, won't it have the manufacturer/country of origin on the CE plate? It's only idle curiosity on my part, but as a naturally “nosey” individual I am quite intrigued by who-makes-what?
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The sorry was poor attempt at humour

They have been superb though and would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone.

I've tried asking Laurence and he won't tell me, despite nagging. All he would say is that it is a british hard boat manufacturer and would shock the market once everyone finds out in spring.

So who does that leave us with?

If it's Aquastar I'll bl**dy kill him as they've just shipped it right out from under my nose!!

Fairline?
Languard Marine?
Princess?
Sunseeker?

That's me, I'm right out of big names for the UK market. But it is the sort of thing you could see Sunseeker doing!
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The more I think about it the more I'm convinced it's sunseeker!

They already have a range of boats called XS (i.e. XS-Sport etc) they are a big manufacturer in the UK, they've no problem with premises and it would cause a big stir in the boating world.

Anybody live near Sunseeker's build yards and see if they have any ribs kicking about!?!?
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Old 11 November 2004, 10:55   #8
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I'd heard it was a family business that made them.... Barnets contract means they can't say who makes the boats. My guess is that the CE plate says XS-Ribs, which will be a trading company for the other manufacturer, or by Barnet.

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The more I think about it the more I'm convinced it's sunseeker!

They already have a range of boats called XS (i.e. XS-Sport etc) they are a big manufacturer in the UK, they've no problem with premises and it would cause a big stir in the boating world.

Anybody live near Sunseeker's build yards and see if they have any ribs kicking about!?!?
Begins with an 's'
Not Sunseeker..........Shetland
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