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Old 13 January 2006, 12:44   #1
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Build quality of south african ribs

we got a good offer on an Prestige 900 but we have conserns regarding build quality when the boats are built in south africa.

The boat in construced by Ocke mannerfelt in Sweden, so we belive that construction quality is good, but what about the build quality of hull and tubes.

Today we have a Revenger 29 with twin 225 engines and this boat has benn working perfec with out any kind of problems.

let me here som facts about the south african rib boats please
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Old 14 January 2006, 05:07   #2
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we got a good offer on an Prestige 900 but we have conserns regarding build quality when the boats are built in south africa.

The boat in construced by Ocke mannerfelt in Sweden, so we belive that construction quality is good, but what about the build quality of hull and tubes.

Today we have a Revenger 29 with twin 225 engines and this boat has benn working perfec with out any kind of problems.

let me here som facts about the south african rib boats please
Do a search on Ribeye and Ribtec on here - they are all built at the same factory as Prestige as far as I know.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 14 January 2006, 05:15   #3
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we got a good offer on an Prestige 900 but we have conserns regarding build quality when the boats are built in south africa.
...and so you should! I have warned a number of people about the build quality of SA boats including a certain Greek, who has subsequently eaten humble pie and and finally capitulated. It would seem rather odd coming from a South African not to champion my country's products, but having been around the factory's and manufacturers a good part of my adult life I can tell you they have a long way to go to come anywhere near the standards of the mainstream builders in the UK. Tread carefully!
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...and so you should! I have warned a number of people about the build quality of SA boats including a certain Greek, who has subsequently eaten humble pie and and finally capitulated. It would seem rather odd coming from a South African not to champion my country's products, but having been around the factory's and manufacturers a good part of my adult life I can tell you they have a long way to go to come anywhere near the standards of the mainstream builders in the UK. Tread carefully!
Whats your thoughts on Gemini there built in South Africa
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Gemini have been around forever, they are probably better than most. Prestige are getting there ....
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Gemini have been around forever, they are probably better than most. Prestige are getting there ....
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