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Old 22 September 2010, 13:10   #11
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I would like to echo the congratulations expressed by Maximus on this good news. Great to hear a British company has won this contract for London 2012.

I also agree with Maximus that it is not surprising when you consider you rarely see a safety or marshalling boat that isn't tattooed with Ribcraft on the tubes!

Sorry to hear from John Kennett that the fully loaded Roof-rack-tastic Camel Trophy boats "nearly finished Ribtec off"....to be fair I can't really see that happening with the growing global demand for Ribcraft boats! Lets not forget Ribcraft still have 674 days to build "between 50 and 100 boats" and that is if they haven't started already!

Anyone else going to actually say "well done Ribcraft?"
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Old 22 September 2010, 13:21   #12
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Anyone else going to actually say "well done Ribcraft?"
I actually just have. Once you've gotton over the excitement, you might like to read the thread again.
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Old 22 September 2010, 13:22   #13
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Old 22 September 2010, 13:34   #14
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Sorry to hear from John Kennett that the fully loaded Roof-rack-tastic Camel Trophy boats "nearly finished Ribtec off"....
Didn't you know?
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Anyone else going to actually say "well done Ribcraft?"
But nothing has been announced yet
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Old 22 September 2010, 13:40   #15
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i saw the RYA Ribcraft with twin hondas a few weeks back, looks like a very nice boat with the T top...
Tis indeed.

Had a few rides on it myself.


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Didn't you know?
But nothing has been announced yet
Dont worry John I'm pretty confident of my ''Source'' but I will ring Ribcraft tomorrow to dispel all doubt.
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Old 22 September 2010, 14:55   #17
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Dont worry John I'm pretty confident of my ''Source'' but I will ring Ribcraft tomorrow to dispel all doubt.
Hopefully there was no clause in the procurement process that said RC have to keep the outcome confidential until officially announced... ...because "leaks" are the sort of thing government procurement people don't like - and might cause then to review the bidding process.
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Old 22 September 2010, 14:58   #18
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......Could it also mean there may be a few low hour Ribcraft bargains around after the Olympics????
that might not be good for you - 2nd hand values of RC are quite high, presumably in part because demand is higher than supply. If there were really 65 boats dumpted on the market all at once that would not help the resale value of your boat.
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Hopefully there was no clause in the procurement process that said RC have to keep the outcome confidential until officially announced... ...because "leaks" are the sort of thing government procurement people don't like - and might cause then to review the bidding process.
I was told about this around a month ago from an impeccable source, but was sworn to secrecy, so I kept my gob shut. Looks like it's common knowledge now though.
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Probably the nearest thing we have to a mass producer of Ribs in the UK and only 30m from Weymouth.
Would avon, and valliant not claim that they are the mass production end? My gut feel is Ribeye probably also bang out more boats than Ribcraft each year. And given that they only need to last a few weeks hard use the perceived hight build quality from RC may not actually be necessary...
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