I am looking for feedback from the RIB community at large so please feel free to express any comments you may have all will be gratefully received.
We, as builders of SportRibs up to 12 mtrs, are looking into the possibility of marketing a fully compliant 6.2 mtr Rib in component form for would be owners to complete at home.
Customer can buy the basis hull with finished floor ready for tubes to be fitted and then either fit their own seats etc or purchase these from us as time and money permits the choice is theirs.
This idea is aimed at what we believe is a sector of the market that, until now, has largely been ignored - an RCD compliant boat for up to 8 people long enough to be usable in a range of conditions with a fair turn of speed with an element of "styling" suitable for engines ranging from 50 - 150hp. Easily towed by a family saloon car, only requires a single axle trailer and therefore is easy to store and manouever that could be fitted with either a new or indeed second hand engine thus keepng the cost of "New Boat" ownership down to a minimum. Kit cars have been around for donkey`s years so why not a Kit Rib?
Seats, consoles, A Frames, steering systems, instruments, electronics packages even down to lifejackets, flares etc can all be supplied seperately.
Your thoughts and or comments would be gratefully received.
This is not some would be idea, we have already supplied 4 units that are currently being either used or completed by the owners and are presently building hull unit numbers 5 and six.
Anyone wanting further details regarding specifications prices etc.
please e-mail me directly.
Customer Boat No 1 (90 Merc)
Factory demonstrator with 75 DI (44knts)