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Old 03 October 2006, 13:40   #1
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Goldfish + Artic blue

Thought that a few of you might know somthing about these two ribs Goldfish and Arctic blue. The reason that i ask is my friend wants somthing a little different and quite likes these two boats . we went and saw an arctic blue in hamble they look ok but there is alot of stainless to clean any info on either would be great.

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Goldfish is nice to look at, but they are expencive, dont know anything about build quality.
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I know they are nice to look at, i would expected to be a good build quality but you just dont know as they are new to the UK i believe. seb( my friend) has had revengers and a scorps but he wanted somthing a little more robust but still look nice. would be nice to hear more about there handling

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Crawled all over the Goldfish 29 at the boat show and was impressed, although the cabin could have been a bit bigger. It was finished very well and thankfully didn't have the white and blue stripped seats I expected to find.
Picked up a brochure to drool over.

Its marketed as a 'tender' though, and runs out at about 90K I think with all the options you'd want.


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Nasher nice to hear you had a good look,
did the build quaility look good?
how big is the cabin? do you have any pics of it.
do you know what she goes like?

they know how to bill dont they 90K
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If he wants something nice and different tell him to look at the Cougars or the new Revenger 31.

As to the Goldfish MBY used to rave about them but then I saw Top Gear where they were taking part in one of their stunts - the Goldfish Rib they were on blew a tube and it wasn't THAT rough!!!
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i saw that top gear, thats the rib? haha thats put me right off i have to tell him how funny

Cougars are shit i use to have one and the transom cracked 3 separte times before i sold it.

what about that arctic blue?

he has had revengers and the after sales with both revenger and scorpion have been crap to be frank and he can not bring himself to give them any more money.

what about this ceasar i have never seen one but just looked in the rib mag and saw a pic
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I like the look of the Artic Blue BUT those rails along the tubes look dangerous - seems to defeat the object of having nice soft tubes to sit on or fall against!!!

What about Protector? Ginger Coastie was selling his at a bargain price - looked the business!!!
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Salterns Marina had the Goldfish 29 on their stand and was put together really well.
I picked up a brochure and actually prefer the look of the 28 as it has a slightly larger cabin just big enough for a bunk down either side, the 29 cabin is more of a huge Console you can sit in.

I was give a price list for the 29 only.
With Yanmar D-max 330HP and Bravo 1 it quotes 59 knots with a price tag of 97,539.61 not including any electronics etc

With Mercruiser 496 MAG H 425HP and Bravo 1 it quotes 64 knots with a price tag of 84,017.82 not including any electronics etc

I've not looked to see if Salterns.co.uk tells you any more.

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thanks for the prices ill pass them on, would love to go for a test ride i dont know if its going to be great or terrible.

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i agree when we look over this arctic i hated the poles,they are everywhere he has two kids under 5. The poles could be great but they could either use them to hold on to or they will smash there heads on them, the later i think is more likely. they go on about the hull and how go it is have you had a go?
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