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Old 21 April 2005, 06:02   #1
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Flybridge RIB Concept

Have Redbay gone soft??

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Old 21 April 2005, 08:31   #2
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NO I dont think so , Tom has told me that he has 26 big ribs on order this year , ie 8.4 or larger , and the trend with his client base is to go bigger and bigger .....Protector ribs also build a fly bridge Rib , that Austrailan harbour police use
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Old 21 April 2005, 15:30   #3
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great

i love the idea, maybe save some cash, and one day....lol, i wish, i love the idea of a flybridge rib, nice sun area, seating, .....nice, although once they get really big the tubes dont have as much importance, and the price tag will be very steep!
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Old 21 April 2005, 16:28   #4
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Flybridge rib

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Yes we can believe it!

Sorry about the duplicate post. I had it submitted before i realised you had beaten me to it.

I think @ this stage you probaly owe yourself a visit to Redbay or go see one of their user rallies.

And wait until you see their bigggg rib!

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Old 06 May 2008, 17:10   #5
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flybridge rib launched

Check it out. Launched last saturday.

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Old 06 May 2008, 17:18   #6
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It looks better in the flesh!!!

Still not quite a Botnia Targa but getting there. If Redbay have any sense they will go down that road - people LOVE walkarounds - you get so much more deck space instead of being stuck in a cockpit!!!

The Botnia is a very clever design all packed into as little as 25 or 27' - you get a galley - toilet and a few berths - just stick some tubes around it!!!
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I had a quick tour of this boat during construction/fitout (thanks Tom! ). It is truely awesome - it has piles of space in the cockpit, berths for 4+2 and a decent heads/shower. The flybridge layout works very well, neatly merging into the access to the cabin. The twin yamahas are nicely shoehorned under the (lifting) aft deck. We left the workshop with only one thought between us.......

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Old 07 May 2008, 17:08   #8
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Redbay v Targa

Codders,

I agree the Targa is a lovely boat.

Somehow though I would rather face into a ten foot breaking sea with the hardnose Redbay and its ability to displace water.


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Old 08 May 2008, 04:46   #9
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Flybridge RIB at RIBEX

Hi
I believe that there is every possibility that the Rib discussed above will be at Ribex.
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Old 08 May 2008, 07:41   #10
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This boat is owned by Mike Doyle and will be based in Sark. She a lovely design and extremly practical for the Channel Islands. I was privledged enough to be with Mike and discuss the first few drawings of her at his house almost a year ago now, inside the use of space is great and being a Redbay the sea keeping is great to.
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