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Old 22 August 2009, 12:16   #1
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Looks like another winner from Ribcraft

Got a look at the new 5m at the factory yesterday,not officially launched yet,but looks a fantastic little boat with the sea keeping features of much larger craft.And by all accounts has exceeded thier own high expectations in sea trials.
Sure to be another winner!...A little bird told me you may be seeing a build thread on here soon,which WILL be interesting!
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Told it will be at the Boatshow for inspection.
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Sounds really interesting. Any more info on the design?
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I think Razzer is on hols at the mo. Don't know about Jace. Lets hope they put something up here soon. Don't think Mark has ever posted here!
Sounds great.
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Sounds really interesting. Any more info on the design?
IMO. Looks a very nice balanced Rib,the points I noticed,that firstly it has a very nice high sheer,[unusual in a boat of this lengh] the deck has been lowered somewhat [from the '4.8'design]and this coupled with an increase in tube diameter,and built in fuel tank [on the version I saw],gives an overall 'big boat' look.One in which the driver is sat 'IN',rather than 'ON' the Rib,which can often be the case with smaller Ribs.Good deep 'V' as you'd expect from a Ribcraft,with the usual high strength build quality we've come to expect.Coupled with a lightwieght 60 or 70hp should be great fun,and keep the running costs down.
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new Ribcraft 5.0

It looks awesome!! i dont know why anybody would want to buy another manufacturer of Rib!,its an entirely new design hull (not copied from their current range) with all the attributes of a serious rough water craft, when at rest the tubes stand clear of the water, also with the substationally raised bow section would make it incredible in rough conditions,especially in a following sea, As Maximus has said, you sit in rather than on,
Its a small craft with a feel of a much larger boat, I'm going to stick me neck out here and say i really do think the 5.4 searider has met its match with this latest offering from the boys at Ribcraft.

and no i dont work for them!!!

i want i want i want,
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Old 23 August 2009, 11:33   #7
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i dont know why anybody would want to buy another manufacturer of Rib!,
Matt - I have nothing against Ribcraft - but I just can't believe that ANY one manufacturer can consistently be so much better than all the others that the competition are dismissed like that. Ribcraft have a loyal following and their sales and marketing people must love it - as it allows them to charge a premium (by the way I think similar effects take place with Scorpion, Redbay etc too).

The new boat does look good though - and I would think will appeal to the sailing club rescue craft market amongst others. Its reassuring (or perhaps an effect of the credit crunch) to see people developing boats at the smaller end of the market rather than continually getting longer.
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Anyone hazard a guess on how much it will cost?
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Of course Polwart it only my very humble opinion!!

like you said its great to see a manufacturer beating the current financial trends and creating employment and new designs for us to go wavejumping
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Of course it only my opinion!!
yes but unfortunately it dilutes the credibility of the rest of the rest of your commentary on the boat... a bit like when Codprawn goes on about Landrover, you then have to treat any comment he makes about landrover with a pinch of salt
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