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Old 22 September 2010, 15:47   #31
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Should be good news for all involved. Am I right in understanding that LOCOG asked for all boats to be unbranded?
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Old 22 September 2010, 15:47   #32
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Old 22 September 2010, 15:57   #33
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Not sure of the arrangements between Ribcraft and Southampton Boat Show, but the 'Show Patrol' RC4.8s get sold on by Ribcraft at the end of each year's show, obviously on a much smaller scale than 2012 Olympics!
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Do we know whether these boats are being purchased or leased?
Either way.. I for one think it's a REAL COUP for a local company to come out on top! I'm sure if they had'nt demonstrated thier overall Product-Bid to be better than the rest we'd now be talking about another manufacturer! To have thier products on show to a truley GLOBAL audiance for them[And the British economy] can only be a good thing.As for buisness accument... IMO you dont become an internationaly recognised quality brand and one of the market leaders by chance.
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Old 22 September 2010, 16:03   #35
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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.
imagine if they specced A frames & Bilge Pumps, Roy would have an embolism
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Old 22 September 2010, 16:07   #36
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imagine if they specced A frames & Bilge Pumps, Roy would have an embolism
They would've gotton ski poles and 'Bish Design' extra loud tubes regardless.
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Old 22 September 2010, 16:09   #37
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Either way.. I for one think it's a REAL COUP for a local company to come out on top! I'm sure if they had'nt demonstrated thier overall Product-Bid to be better than the rest we'd now be talking about another manufacturer! To have thier products on show to a truley GLOBAL audiance for them[And the British economy] can only be a good thing.As for buisness accument... IMO you dont become an internationaly recognised quality brand and one of the market leaders by chance.
Do you think that if you say enough nice stuff about them then you'll end up being on some sort of "commission" like Willk There's no doubt that they have a good product, and whichever company won the deal was going to have to put together a compelling case, not just on product but the total package. If its true that they will be brand anonymous then actually being on show to the whole world is not that big a marketing triumph (and only really sad RIB geeks are watching the sailing / windsurfing etc and focussing on the safety etc. boats anyway). I'm not sure anyone at RC would consider themselves an "international market leader" - outside the UK (and a small US operation) they are really only known to the specialist end of the market. Lets face it half the general boating world still call them "Zodiacs" regardless of who built it.
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Lets face it half the general boating world still call them "Zodiacs" regardless of who built it.
Aint that so .. when some brand gets a big market share due to dominance either by being first, good, or spending a ton on marketing .. all others get known as 'it' .... JCB being a prime example ..
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