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Old 12 February 2011, 15:41   #1
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Is it worth going to the Boat and Caravan show at the NEC later in the month to see RIBs? The blurb on the website says that there will be RIBs, but I can't find anymore detail.
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My gut feel was that there wouldn't be any significant number of ribs there and certainly not enough to justify the entrance fee - but the following are all listed as Exhibitors:
  • Avon
  • Bombard
  • Fairweather marine (Solent Ribs?)
  • Monarch Ribs
  • Ribcraft
  • Ribquest
  • Zodiac
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My gut feel was that there wouldn't be any significant number of ribs there and certainly not enough to justify the entrance fee - but the following are all listed as Exhibitors:
  • Avon
  • Bombard
  • Fairweather marine (Solent Ribs?)
  • Monarch Ribs
  • Ribcraft
  • Ribquest
  • Zodiac
Avon, Bombard and Zodiac = Same company but makes the list longer!

I went to Glasgow show this year, and there was only a few marine suppliers, i think i counted 3 or 4 Marine Vendors as well as Tow Sure.

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Avon, Bombard and Zodiac = Same company but makes the list longer!

I went to Glasgow show this year, and there was only a few marine suppliers, i think i counted 3 or 4 Marine Vendors as well as Tow Sure.

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yes go to agree the Glasgow show was a real dissapointment as far as boats was concerned!!
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Old 22 February 2011, 09:07   #5
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To answer my own question - No, it isn't worth the visit just to see the boats. A very poor showing of boats in general and only a handful of RIBs.

I did have a look around the Monarch 580 sport and was impressed with the boat and the salesman - very friendly and helpful.
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