Although I said that Greece is a tough market I was actually quoting someone representing a UK RIB manufacturer who is also building RIBs in Greece (near Lavrion) instead the UK. He knows who he is and live it to that. I can't say his name just in case I upset someone. Any way about all these CZ curve staff I don't know whether they have them or not. However, in order to get a CE mark (and this is what matters the most) if this GZ curve thing is a requirement they will most probaly have it. ALL BOATS MADE IN GREECE ARE CE APPROVED otherwise they do not pass GREEK COATGURAD inspection and they do not obtain a seaworthiness certificate by them which is like a Classification Society Certificate for ships.
I, However never said that all Greek boats (of any type inc RIBs) are briliant. On the contrary most of the boats built in Greece are crap with poor finish and electrics (I can tell you stories that will make you wheap or laugh).
I also think that UK built boats (not all but very few also) are very well constructed boats. Rigit and tough made for rough seas.
However, it says something about the Greek RIB market (and I do not mean only Greek built RIBs) that there are abou 200 builders, manufacturers and importers of RIBs ALONE here.
With all due respect there are not that many in the UK and Greece has only 10 million population not 40 million like the UK.
Peace on EARTH LOLOL