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Old 11 March 2012, 09:30   #11
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You specifically mention Humber
Humber offer a wide range of RIBs. Whilst outfitting themselves Humber also have dedicated commercial outfitting at Quinquari Marine.
Quinquari, unlike other boat builders/outfitters, have their own passenger RIB/commercial RIB operations so see the issues and solve the practicalities from the user's perspective.
Contact John Price QuinQuari : Quinquari Marine

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Old 11 March 2012, 10:13   #12
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This strikes me as a slightly odd way to go about things. If I was seriously planning to resell commercial boats on the otherside of the world from the factory I would have an idea what I want then approach the manufacturers about being a reseller and getting discount. I am sure various people would be happy to discuss options depending on the level of commitment (sales volume with convincing evidence you will deliver it) you will carry.

There are some brands who really are at the tough end of commercial spec: delta, halmatic, mst etc. I think of these people as military and oil industry spec. They don't deal with the public and prices are telephone numbers so unlikely to be economical to import. There is then a middle layer which includes people like Redbay, ribcraft, parker who are more sensibly priced but still well enough put together for ordinary commercial use. Then there are others who might be more acceptable priced but possibly not finished to the standard you might want for daily use where something breaking stops you earning.

XS, Humber, and tornado would all be on my list if I was looking for a commercial styled boat on a tight budget. Valiant also do a 'patrol' range that would be worth a quick look.

If I was buying speculatively as a distant overseas reseller I would be looking at brands who would supply hulls and tubes for me to rig with engines, seating, consoles, electronics, A-frames etc once I had a buyer lined up. Then I would be looking to fit as many boats as possible in a shipping container.
Some brands are more open to that sort of deal than others.
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Old 11 March 2012, 13:16   #13
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XS . Tough, no nonsense, value for money.
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Old 12 March 2012, 15:59   #14
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Have a look at MST R.I.B's excellent quality, worked there, by far best commercial R.I.B builder in the country and competitive, great customer service also.
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Old 13 March 2012, 12:10   #15
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Jacko2012 - Surname 'Abbot' by any chance?
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Old 14 March 2012, 05:03   #16
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Originally Posted by Delta Rich View Post
Jacko2012 - Surname 'Abbot' by any chance?
Ha Ha
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Old 14 March 2012, 06:38   #17
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can you define commercial i.e what sort of work pleasure rides or bumping up against a ship/rig/windfarm pylon ettc.
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Old 14 March 2012, 18:23   #18
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XS ribs for commercial ------- haha -- you are funny

please please don't anyone mention Ribeye in this thread or I may have to get drunk for a week or give up boats altogether.

What about sevylor
Sevylor Caravelle 2 Person Inflatable Dinghy with Oars :

last longer than the above.

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Old 14 March 2012, 18:56   #19
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out here commercial boats are recreational boats with foam filled hull and paperwork on glass lay-up.
its really not heavy duty stuff. occasionally you get boats wanting to tow fish farm nets or push barges but it is really quick response rescue style vessles.

cheers for all your input it has given me a few other manufacturers to look at.
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Old 16 March 2012, 17:06   #20
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Another vote for Parker's
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