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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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Old 03 October 2006, 14:02   #2
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Goldfish is nice to look at, but they are expencive, dont know anything about build quality.
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Old 03 October 2006, 14:09   #3
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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

any info on the arctic blue
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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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Old 03 October 2006, 15:05   #5
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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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Old 03 October 2006, 15:39   #10
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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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Nope - only seen the pics - there was a review in RIB mag - tfrom what I remember they were well pleased with it.
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If you are looking for a cabin RIB please consider our 7.3m Skydeck:

http://www.formenti-forsea.it/en/73.htm

Proper cabin with separate heads, excellent build quality and finish, a very soft and dry ride and starting at less than £60k inc. VAT.

See this months RIB International for a report on our 6.5m.



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Hi Pop
Ive been working at Goldfish for 3 years and over the last year i have been looking at many ribs (mostly commercial) as ive been starting a rib charter business in Norway.

The building quality and rigging of the Goldfish is very good, they only use the best materials, and the hull is very fast.

I drove their service boat this summer and it did 63 knots with a 370 hp Yanmar. Great fun.

If there is a boat available in the UK i would go for a testdrive, your friend can make up his own opinion.
If he uses it as a recreational boat he will be very pleased with it.

Just for the record, i dont work at Goldfish anymore..

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thanks for the reply its great to hear from a person who has worked for them and still says they're good, i hope we can get a test ride in the uk.

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Are you haveing a laugh? that rib fell from the ugly tree and hit all the branches on the way down, please dont tell me you have one . the designer should be shot i read the review how much did that cost you?
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If you cant get a testride in the Uk i would recomend a trip to Norway
to testdrive and look at the Goldfish facilities.

You will see how serious these guys are about boating.

They have a new factory in Son not far from Oslo.
Takes only 1 hour and ten minutes to get there from the airport with the
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Visit their website at www.goldfishboat.com.

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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
I cant belive Scorpion gave you bad after sales.
I know you can only go by your own dealings but i have found both Joy and GJ at Scorpion first rate, the boat was on time any questions i had where delt with within 24 hr.
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That white and Orange 28 on the goldfish site is the same as the one in their brochure.

looks great I think.

Now, who wants to suggest six numbers between 1 and 49

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Old 03 October 2006, 18:08   #18
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yer the boats are always on time they should be for the price, its just when you need a new set of tubes they quote £15,00 hensaws £4 fitted big differance. they are first class if you like getting bent over (not met personally). i think they do a good job and build nice ribs thats why i bothered to ship mine to NZ but i hate this rip you off crap that comes with them
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That is an easy line to roll out. Buy a Merc and the seats cost a fortune, buy a KIA and they are cheap, both are seats and both will get you from a to b but you make choices in life and quality costs. A scorpion RIB is a fantastic machine and therefore they deserve to chrage more, bet they have no more than 15% margin, not bad when you think what other industries charge.

Enjoy it and accept that quality costs a little more.

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Old 03 October 2006, 22:33   #20
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That is an easy line to roll out. Buy a Merc and the seats cost a fortune, buy a KIA and they are cheap, both are seats and both will get you from a to b but you make choices in life and quality costs. A scorpion RIB is a fantastic machine and therefore they deserve to chrage more, bet they have no more than 15% margin, not bad when you think what other industries charge.

Enjoy it and accept that quality costs a little more.

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£15,000 versus £4,000 for tubes is a bit more than 15% - 375% to be exact!!!
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