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Old 25 January 2004, 12:03   #1
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BWM ribs

hello all

im just adding this post to say that i have noticed a few people saying BWM ribs is no longer trading

in fact we still are and at this time we are relaunching the deep sea and rapier range, have a look at http:www.ribs.ws or contact me for more information

we will soon be launching our new boat with many new features so keep checking the site for news

thanks for reading this

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Old 25 January 2004, 13:03   #2
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Hmm, interesting. Any further information on who's behind the new company that you'd care to share? As an ex-BWM owner I know the hull designs are great. If you can get the build quality and pricing right then you should do well!
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Old 25 January 2004, 13:14   #3
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I spoke to a previous owner of BWM RIBs in Emsworth last year sounded like the old firm had difficulties with suppliers and so went into receivership.

Lee, I would be interested if you could give me any more info in the history of BWM and why my BWM RIB is a Deepsea 17 and not an 18?

PS: Is the current BWM linked to Solent RIBs or Fairweather marine? PM me if you like!

Good luck for the future,

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Old 25 January 2004, 13:46   #4
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Alan its the same company but just been out of action for the last year as they have been refurbishing and constructing new range of Ribs (watch Press) New partner now doing the construction and they have moved to Southampton. Hightower - the previous owner was not from Emsworth that was someone who used to buy ribs from BWM and sell them as his own
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Old 25 January 2004, 13:50   #5
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The iteration (and I believe there have been several) of BWM I dealt with had a gentleman IIRC somewhere near Chichester way as owner of the BWM name. Building was carried out by Loxton marine in Bridport. (Who I understand went bust.) and sales and marketing by the inestimable Mr Lemmer. This was in 1998/9.
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FORGOTTON BWM

Last summer a cabin yellow BWM arrived in Dun Laoghaire approx 7.4 or 8 m it apparantly had a 400 hp diesel inboard I looked up its name and found a pic on the net of it, does anybody know this boat cheers gavin
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Re: BWM ribs

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in fact we still are and at this time we are relaunching the deep sea and rapier range, have a look at http:www.ribs.ws or contact me for more information
Is there anything actually on the site yet? All I could get was an annoying flash animation then a page with a revolving logo and the message "flash detected" . . .

For the record, can anyone give a run down of who has owned, built and sold BWM RIBs and when? It would be interesting to piece the story together!

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Old 25 January 2004, 16:49   #8
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Re: Re: BWM ribs

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can anyone give a run down of who has owned, built and sold BWM RIBs and when?
My small part of the story would be from approx. 1992-1995 BWM sold hulls with tubes to South Coast RIBS (now make Scorpions) who fitted them out and sold them.

I too would like to know the full story, but-by-bit so if you know something, or think you do SHOUT...
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:23   #9
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hi all thanks for your comments

as i dont own BWM ribs myself i will get the full rundown from the owners

but to the best of my knowlage the business has been aroung since 1982 but over the last year has been through a revamp

BWM's achievements are: Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the UK held for 10 years, once held the fastest inshore boat speed record held on lake Windermere, winners of Formula 1&2 of the BIBOA racing championships.
Some organisations we have sold Ribs to are; Diving Org, Safety Org, the Marines, the Coastguard, the River Police, Poole Police, Harbour Masters, DERA (Gov Marine Research Dept.), TV, Racers

as for the web site its still in development but all the links should work you may just have to scroll down a bit on the page or set your browser to full screen

anyway like i said ill get some more backgrond info and post it here soon
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whoa, scary intro on the website!

JK - you click to logo to access the site....

Have you got any pictures of these race boats? Id just be interested to see them. Im asuming they are a different hull to the deep sea's or rapier's?
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