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Old 01 May 2004, 11:04   #1
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Check this out

Zodiac has a new boat out for consumers that looks tough!
http://www.zodiaccz7.com
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Old 01 May 2004, 12:01   #2
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Now that's a bloody rib!!! Especially like the seats and carbonfibre dash!! Watched the online vid. Incredible

I want one!!

My fave pic; caption says it all!!

"The CZ7's shock mitigation system means this will be a safe and soft landing."
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Nice video unfortunately it is a Zodiac
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Old 01 May 2004, 15:15   #4
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What have you got against Zodiacs Bogi?


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Old 01 May 2004, 16:32   #5
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JK, not much really, nice products they are making however when I was selling boats in the past I was selling Sillinger (SIB) and later Avon and we gave Zodiac dealer in Iceland hard time and that was heck of a fun so that is colouring my view towards Zodiac.
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Wow, the movie is incredible.
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Wow, the movie is incredible.
the vid is awesome, those seats look expensive!!!
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Old 03 May 2004, 02:55   #8
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isn't this a bit like the Ribcraft 'mitigator' with a similar 'shock mitigation system'?

www.ribcraftusa.com
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They are similar concepts, although I would say that Zodiac are definitely leading on the marketing hype. At least they've got some waves in their video !

As far as I can see they are both very conventional RIBs fitted with big consoles and Ullman suspension seats. They certainly look like great boats, but I can't see that they are quite as revolutionary as they are made out to be.

If anything I would say that the Ribcraft is more "cutting edge" than the Zodiac as it has the full Ullman system including handle bar controls.

Perhaps we could arrange a back to back test

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Old 03 May 2004, 09:16   #10
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Looks fantastic - so tyically Yank in concept - should be a winner - just like the Hummer - the fact the Hummer is really no better than a Land Rover and often LESS well suited to the job is neither here no there - the Yanks are great at glamour and that is what sells!!!

Bet we wont see one of these beating the Revengers etc in the Round Britain record runs.................
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AS I am considering an upgrade to my rib - I thought I'd enquire as to the price... just for fun y'understand...

Have a guess....??



$193,000 USD

oh my gawd....
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the price... $193,000 USD

oh my gawd....
I'm choking on my morning cuppa!

It's just a 7.3m RIB with twin 150s and fancy seats.

Good video!
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You can nearly buy a Scorpion for that kind of money!
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An open boat maybe not a cabin one though !

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$193,000 they must be crazy! You could get into a Willard 730 out here in the U.S for alot cheaper than that, and the Willard would perform just as good or better. Dont get me wrong that hurricane is an ureal boat, but for $193,000 it better have wings.
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Looks like it has wings

Watching the video makes it look like she is in the air more than the water. I hear that she will do around 50 knots.
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Well, im impressed!! There arent many military boats about which look cool (in a macho kind'a way).

No cool boxes or cup holders here!

Just wish i had $193,000 kicking about.
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