I just wanted to jump in on this thread as there are a few items that seem incorrect or lost in translation.
Bear does visit the forum as a RIB fan and does post occasionally but i dont have a clue what his RIBnet name is.
Having worked for Bear for 4 years and helped purchase, view every boat and be fortunate to drive everyone, we have never bought any RIB via a company in order to avoid TAX or any other liabilities. Every RIB is a personal purchase.
With regards to the M-RIB we currently have for sale please note that this is a 2007 boat and we purchased the boat in January 2011 from M-RIB in Holland.
Due to its age we upgraded and added new engines, new Simrad electronics and massive storage under the seats, so that the family and Scouts can throw all the bags into one huge locker.
The reason I have highlighted the RIB as over 300k new and now £85,500 is the fact that M-RIBs dont come up for sale that often, if at all and I wanted to price to represent good value for the new owners.
I post here as myself from time to time and I read all the RIB forums as a huge boating and sailing fan but If someone believes that any of my facts are untrue or there is some issue with my dealings please do let me know. my email address is readily available on my own website.
I am delighted to say the boat will be attending Southampton Boat Show and I can organise viewings and tests to those who are seriously interested.
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