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Old 04 August 2015, 21:05   #1
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Hey all,

There isn't much good news stories about so I thought I would share my experience with JBT marine, specifically Jeremy down there.

When I bought my boat it had a couple of fairly expensive problems (hydraulic steering ram and gas detection system were the main ones, not JBTs fault), I must admit I was concerned that I was literally the other end of the UK and how would I get warranty, I need not have worried. I simply sent the faulty bits back and I was sent new parts in their place within days normally. I could have got arsey and demanded dealer fitting etc but I was happy to do the work myself and a bit of come and go helps everyone sometimes.

Admittedly it has been 7 months since I bought the boat but they have just managed to get me the last part I was waiting on. Again, not their fault as supplier was out of stock and I was trying to fix the fault to save them spending money that wasn't required. by the time the weather played ball and I concluded testing the damn thing was out of stock....Typical!

Anyways, if you are in the market to buy, sell, trade in etc then give them a bell, literally hassle free and always called me back unlike some rib makers when asking about new boats.

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Old 05 August 2015, 08:28   #2
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JBT Marine do have a very good reputation down here but as for some rib makers not calling you back well all I can comment here is that you did not call us . perhaps this is because there is no longer a RibNet Trade Directory and you only called the wrong people who knows.
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Old 05 August 2015, 09:50   #3
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Andre,

To clarify, no I have never spoken to your company or asked for a quote, that was a conscious decision though rather than I didn't know about parker. I didn't need a trade directory to know what boats I wanted but perhaps useful for others to have. I'll let the trade members and mods sort that out.

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Old 05 August 2015, 12:48   #4
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To clarify, no I have never spoken to your company or asked for a quote, that was a conscious decision though rather than I didn't know about parker. I didn't need a trade directory to know what boats I wanted but perhaps useful for others to have. I'll let the trade members and mods sort that out.

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Do you mind if I ask why you made such decision?

Anything personal cos if you have a preference you would not have been contacting any makers but nevertheless you have for sure made a good decision
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Andre,

i don't have any experience with parker ribs good or bad, i have never even seen one infact!

the main reasons i chose other makes though were-

1. a known quantity to me.

2. you have a gap between 5-6.5m boats, most of the rib market probably sits where you don't cater for. i was looking at new 6m boats until this barely used 6.8 came up.

3. your website pictures are all heavily weighted towards military/rescue etc, virtually none of the boats pictured are leisure boats .most of the pics are inboards and rescue boats. i wanted to see examples of what i could expect, not what the military tool about on. i.e there is not 1 picture of a deck on a 6.5 with an outboard so i can see how the transom/scuppers are laid out for example. same also applies for the V/planning pad and the chines.

i understand most of the above can be customised but nice to see previous examples of similar work before shelling out.

it would be nice to see a 6m boat and better pictures of what you are all about in the leisure side. i.e deck views, storage, options etc.

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Good point and good feed back. Many thanks. A call would have been helpful. At Parker ribs only the deck furniture and colour show the difference between a commercial and leisure rib anyway you have made your choice and as long as you are satisfied what more can I saw but happy ribbing cos that is what it is about. I am sure we agree here. ,
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if you design a 6m i'll expect a cheque in post

yes, very happy with the choice thanks.

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if you design a 6m i'll expect a cheque in post

yes, very happy with the choice thanks.

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Not so sure if I understand this

I design a 6 mtr and you will expect a cheque in the post - interesting thinking

it is like I said to one forum member many years ago. I do not make them I sell them. and before you ask - yes he did buy one and it was an all Yellow RIB and now some know who that person was.

anyway why have a 6.0 mtr when one can have a 6.50
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Not so sure if I understand this

I design a 6 mtr and you will expect a cheque in the post - interesting thinking

it is like I said to one forum member many years ago. I do not make them I sell them. and before you ask - yes he did buy one and it was an all Yellow RIB and now some know who that person was.

anyway why have a 6.0 mtr when one can have a 6.50

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I am fine no worries just could not see this as any humour especially Scottish only a confusing comment

by the way I was born in Scotland in a town called Ellon
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