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Old 11 December 2012, 14:08   #1
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Excel Voyager Ribs

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I'm looking at buying my first RIB. Does anyone have experience of the quality of the EXCEL RIBS from Sutton Coalfield (as opposed to their inflatables)?

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Old 11 December 2012, 14:14   #2
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Never heard of 'em, are they imports?
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Here is the website: Excel Inflatables

I'm looking at a Voyager 470 but need some reassurance on quality.

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My first inflatable was an SD330 which was great although I only had it for a season. I bought a speed boat followed by a 480SR from Menai Marine. They will build a rib to your own spec and at a reasonable price. Excel I think are made in the far east (the menai north wales). I would also look around for secondhand ribs. You might be able to pick up a Humber or Ribcraft.
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Thanks both

In the end I've decided to go for a new 5m Humber.

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A good choice. Have you decided which engine?
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