Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15 June 2012, 02:21   #1
Country: Other
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Easter European RIB producers (Maestral)

I am looking into the possibility of buying hypalon made RIB in Croatia where I have a holiday apartment.

Have you guys heared of RIB producer called Maestral?
Maestral 460 - Maestral

I suppose the quality of production is not as high as well established brand in the west, but this company uses hypalon and has quite a long history of producing RIB from former Yugoslav era.

The price is around 5000 Euro for 4.6m with console, and according to the local guys, it is easy and cheap to maintain and repair if necessary since they produce in Croatia.

Let me know what you guys think about Maestral or other new producers from Eastern Europe in general.

cooljunk8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2012, 05:41   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Surrey
Boat name: Fugly & Rokraider 1
Make: Pac 22 & Porter 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Ford 250 & jet,DT140
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 681
i don't know anything about them,but just because they are not a large mass producer, doesn't mean that the boats may be poorer quality. I take the view that small companies where the product is probably hand built and the boss of the company may still be working on the shop floor, may be better than a mass produced get out quick company. As long as the basic design is good to start with and the staff are proud of their work, you may be ok. best thing is to go and see the factory and judge it for yourself.

Rokraider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2012, 05:48   #3
steco1958's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: West Bromwich
Boat name: Ellie V
Make: Excel Voyager 520
Length: 5m +
Engine: Evinrude 75 HP
MMSI: 235 908 287
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 670
Send them an email, get them to give you a tour of the factory, or a review of the rib on the water when you are over there, must say from the brochure they look very nice
steco1958 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2012, 05:55   #4
Landlockedpirate's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: St Helens
Boat name: Wine Down
Make: Maxum
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 917
Maestral have been around for at least 30 years but as a Sib rather than Rib manufacturer.They actually had an air floor sib back in the 70's, but it was low pressure and more like a trampoline than a floor

I presume they company has changed a lot over time, but they must have learnt a thing or two about building boats over the years.

Theres a Ribnet thread on them :

Maestral 5

Sorry I have no knowledge of the modern Ribs, but at least you know they have history and experience.
Landlockedpirate is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.