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Old 18 June 2004, 04:53   #1
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Dutch buying in UK?

Hi,

Does anybody know if can buy a rib in the UK and does anybody have the experience. What about VAT etc.

There's a much bigger choice of ribs over there in the UK. Especially the offshore types. The only seller is Brugge Marine Center in Belgium and they only sell Ospreys.

I'm planning to sell my current rib after summer holidays and would like to buy a second hand Ribcraft 585 (with trailer and engine) if it's possible (in the UK). I can spend about 11.000 pounds. Is is better to wait for the Ribex 2005 for I'm planning to go there.

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Old 18 June 2004, 05:11   #2
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Hi Stephan,

Sounds like a good plan. We are all part of the EU so if you pay VAT in one country then it is valid for all I believe. An 11k boat is not likely to be brand new and so should have the VAT already paid unless owned by a VAT registered business. You would be prudent to get proof that VAT has been paid - e.g. copy of the original sales invoice if possible.

You could wait for RIBEX2005 if indeed there is one in 2005 or check out the ads here and on www.boatsandoutboards.com . A second hand Ribcraft 585 in decent condition with a decent engine is likely to be 15K or so. You might get one with an old tech 2 stroke around the 11k mark but you would have to be fairly lucky!

Hope this helps,

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Check boatsandoutboards I come up with this. No idea whether its still for sale or what condition but probably representative of the bottom end of the price range for a 585.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F25180/
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Thanks Alan,

This really helps. So it seems that there's no difference between buying in NL and the UK. I'll check the custom to be sure.

That Ribcraft of 10.000 is looking very nice. I mean it looks nice on picture. Unfortunately I first have to sell my (inshore) Bombard after holidays. My girlfriend says that she lets me buy a newe boat but only if I won't spend more than the Bombard will be sold for. So I have to wait and I expect that my rib will be sold in august.

Are there other options better than the Ribcraft? According to tests it's a good choice.

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Old 18 June 2004, 06:45   #5
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Hi,

Does anybody know if can buy a rib in the UK and does anybody have the experience. What about VAT etc.

There's a much bigger choice of ribs over there in the UK. Especially the offshore types. The only seller is Brugge Marine Center in Belgium and they only sell Ospreys.

I'm planning to sell my current rib after summer holidays and would like to buy a second hand Ribcraft 585 (with trailer and engine) if it's possible (in the UK). I can spend about 11.000 pounds. Is is better to wait for the Ribex 2005 for I'm planning to go there.

Regards,

Stephan
Can't go wrong with a Osprey!
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There's a much bigger choice of ribs over there in the UK. Especially the offshore types. The only seller is Brugge Marine Center in Belgium and they only sell Ospreys.
Brugge Marine center are also selling Ribeye, Solemar, Lomac, Beluga and Capelli.
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Stephan,
I just purchased a used Scorpion 7.5 with trailer in England. If you want more information call me in Holland: 076 5217 697.
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Talking of used Scorpions I stumbled across this on boatsandoutboards.
Seems very good value for money. Almost too good to be true?1

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/BEM200/


Almost tempted....
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Talking of used Scorpions I stumbled across this on boatsandoutboards.
Seems very good value for money. Almost too good to be true?1

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/BEM200/


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I went to see the Ribcraft 5.85 mentioned a few posts up. It belonged to a dive club in Portland, and it did look to be in very good condition. The problem with it was that the trailer has had all the brakes removed. Not sure what the gross weight of boat and trailer would be, but I wouldn't fancy towing it unbraked.
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