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Old 22 September 2010, 16:32   #41
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Old 22 September 2010, 16:38   #42
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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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Old 22 September 2010, 16:51   #43
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Old 22 September 2010, 17:37   #44
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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
That Maxi, he's not as green as he's cabbage looking...

Wotcher gettin' Maxi? Don't let 'em fob you off with RC fleeces, you can only wear one! I could field a team with R-B tees, so long as they were either midgets or monster lads....
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Old 22 September 2010, 17:42   #45
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That Maxi, he's not as green as he's cabbage looking...

Wotcher gettin' Maxi?
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Old 22 September 2010, 20:19   #46
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They would've gotton ski poles and 'Bish Design' extra loud tubes regardless.
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Old 23 September 2010, 09:05   #47
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That Maxi, he's not as green as he's cabbage looking...

Wotcher gettin' Maxi? Don't let 'em fob you off with RC fleeces, you can only wear one! I could field a team with R-B tees, so long as they were either midgets or monster lads....
All tips appreciated Wilko!
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Was going to say Avon, but they're part of Zodiac. Well done to Ribcraft, should be profitable to all concerned, including Suzuki. Just remember - we've paid for it (UK taxpayers), so at least we're keeping some of the money in the bleed'n country, instead of Swiss bank accounts or offshore tax havens.
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Eeeer .. lets be havin some monster ones then
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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.
For what it's worth, I actually agree with all of that. Selling 60 odd RIBs is good news for anybody however.
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