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Old 22 September 2010, 15:09   #21
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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...
Aren't Ribeye boats now built in SA?

You can argue numbers, but surely the location helped. If not, why choose RC, price?
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Aren't Ribeye boats now built in SA?

You can argue numbers, but surely the location helped. If not, why choose RC, price?
Re-sale value as well.
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Old 22 September 2010, 15:17   #23
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Re-sale value as well.
A factor for sure, but perhaps, not so high on the tick list.
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Re-sale value as well.
Chewy, I do hope that you're not casting nasturtiums on the the resale values of Ribeyes. You'll summon something from Beyond the Veil
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Aren't Ribeye boats now built in SA?

You can argue numbers, but surely the location helped. If not, why choose RC, price?
Yeah I'd forgotten Ribeye's were part (?) built elsewhere - although with the "ecconomic benefit" still in the UK any arguments about using a british supplier are probably not that significant.

I'd imagine that they assess not only the value for money (i.e. price and ability to offload them afterwards) but also the quality of the overall operation i.e. the liklihood that if the vendor says he'll deliver X boats on Y date built correctly that he actually will. Of course we don't know if any of the others were even interested - they may have seen it as an exciting win for a years work that generates a huge headache for probably tightly squeezed margins.
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Do we know whether these boats are being purchased or leased?
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A factor for sure, but perhaps, not so high on the tick list.
Are they buying them or leasing them? I thought I say someone here suggest a while ago that they might be on some sort of buy back deal.

Before the ecconomic bubble burst I could easily have imagined one of the finance houses bank rolling it for a year long lease.
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Of course we don't know if any of the others were even interested -
Not Osprey!! Mikey One Barn would've been in a right lather and there would've been nuts and bolts flying about all over Wolverhampton.
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I actually just have. Once you've gotton over the excitement, you might like to read the thread again.
You snuck in while I was writing my post you cheeky CHEEKY monkey!!
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Are they buying them or leasing them? I thought I say someone here suggest a while ago that they might be on some sort of buy back deal.
To not sell them would be a brave shout. Being Ribcraft aside, these things are so bespoke, the re-sale market becomes very narrow.

Very few of the Protectors from the last Olympics were suitable for general use, most were under-powered. Twin 130 Hondas, where 250 Verados should be.
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