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Old 24 September 2019, 08:03   #1
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New Brig Eagle 8

Had a brief sea trial in one of these at the Southampton Boat Show, very nice bit of kit. 350 Suzuki with twin contra rotating props (I'm still confused by these!).


Lovely build quality, looks nice (still not 100% convinced by the squared off nose though) and lots of practical aspects to the design as a family boat. I'm very tempted. Anyone got one / got a big Brig as I would be very interested in any owner feedback.



I see they do a 10 metre with up to 2 x 350 on the back as well. Ouch..!!
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Old 24 September 2019, 09:03   #2
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Unless they've seriously improved build quality or changed tube manufacturers, I'd leave it alone.

Read this from post #13 onwards.

Brig Heavy-duty HD410, HD460 - how good are they?
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Interesting..!!


That is 5 years ago though, I seem to recall they used to be manufactured in South Africa but now in the Ukraine? They have a 10 year hull and 5 year tube warranty, is that about standard?
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Pass. I believe they were Ukraine built at the time of that post.
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Revenger715 take a look at Cobra Ribs, IMHO they are far superior and are built for similar purposes.
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I went to the boat show to eye up my possible nexts year purchase and came away really impressed with the brigg falcon 450.

I thought it looked and felt well made and also from what I've seen the resale value is great.

The warranty is great too.

I haven't read that link yet from N0s as I'm sure it will disappoint me!
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Ok ive read the post now and i wouldn't not buy a brigg of the back of that alone.
It would certainly need to be backed up with other build quality issue threads etc.
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Had a brief sea trial in one of these at the Southampton Boat Show, very nice bit of kit. 350 Suzuki with twin contra rotating props (I'm still confused by these!).


Lovely build quality, looks nice (still not 100% convinced by the squared off nose though) and lots of practical aspects to the design as a family boat. I'm very tempted. Anyone got one / got a big Brig as I would be very interested in any owner feedback.



I see they do a 10 metre with up to 2 x 350 on the back as well. Ouch..!!
We had similar issues last year when we were looking at 6m Ribs. What looks good in a showroom might become a horrible liability in a few years. But to shorten the story we bought a 610 Brig. We use it for full range of activities that include diving 50 k offshore. It’s looked after but gets hammered. After 1500 kms it still looks new with no quality issues. How will it stand up to time? Who knows.....But overall I would say it looks pretty well put together and we’ve really enjoyed owning it.
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Old 25 September 2019, 03:25   #9
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Ok ive read the post now and i wouldn't not buy a brigg of the back of that alone.
It would certainly need to be backed up with other build quality issue threads etc.
Thomas Tusser 'A fool and his money are soon parted.'
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Old 25 September 2019, 05:15   #10
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Thomas Tusser 'A fool and his money are soon parted.'
In Fairness "Brig" ...Do sell a LOT of Boats......
..there again ..."Gerald Ratner" sold LOADS of Jewellery!

Tis wot forums be for
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Old 26 September 2019, 18:01   #11
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Crikey, I feel nervous posting on this as you guys don't like BRIG. I have to say I do as I am lucky enough to have owned a 610 since 2014 which still looks smart and is happy in all weathers. Back up has been great and any issues dealt with quickly and it is a little snobbish to poo poo the boat being manufactured in Ukraine when the engine on the back of your boat comes from anywhere but England (unless it's a Seagull). Everything is relative but no one should be judged on the boat they have. I'll get my coat.
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Old 27 September 2019, 03:27   #12
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Thanks for your reply and particularly useful coming from a current owner.
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Old 27 September 2019, 04:17   #13
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We had, until recently, a Brig Nav 610 and were very happy with it. We had no issues whatsoever. It ran like a dream. The only reason we changed was to go bigger. We’d have happily gone with Brig again but in the end, opted for a Grand G750 purely because the layout suited us better. I don’t get the Brig bashing on here at all tbh.
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Old 27 September 2019, 04:24   #14
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Crikey, I feel nervous posting on this as you guys don't like BRIG. I have to say I do as I am lucky enough to have owned a 610 since 2014 which still looks smart and is happy in all weathers. Back up has been great and any issues dealt with quickly and it is a little snobbish to poo poo the boat being manufactured in Ukraine when the engine on the back of your boat comes from anywhere but England (unless it's a Seagull). Everything is relative but no one should be judged on the boat they have. I'll get my coat.
I know how you feel Phil before I splashed the cash on my 610 I went out did as much homework as I could. I came across the thread that has reared it’s head here.so I was aware of some negative feedback. My search took me to speaking with a number of people in the trade in Oz and Nz. In recent years the Brig sales down under run into the low 1000s. Many of these boats are neglected in a very harsh environment. What I found out was that the gelcoat would oxidise......the topsides of the tubes would fade..... and the stitching in the marine fabric would break down.....The Hypalon boats stood up very well structurally.......As did the Hulls...

So .....not so different to any other boat of similar design. Look after the boat and you’ll get years of trouble free service was the message...and as I said in an earlier post.....the ownership has been a blast
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We had, until recently, a Brig Nav 610 and were very happy with it. We had no issues whatsoever. It ran like a dream. The only reason we changed was to go bigger. We’d have happily gone with Brig again but in the end, opted for a Grand G750 purely because the layout suited us better. I don’t get the Brig bashing on here at all tbh.
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Been out in a smallish sports boat with one of these new Suzzie 350 contra rotating OBs on it it went like S of a S, so to speak, in fact the owner reckoned it did 50 kits which wouldn’t surprise me. When I drove it we did 30kts and that was fast enough for me, as it felt a tad stern heavy and as if it was about to go chine walking at any point. However my point is that the OB was awesome with tons of torq.
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350 Suzuki with twin contra rotating props (I'm still confused by these!)
How so?
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Old 28 September 2019, 07:48   #18
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Thomas Tusser 'A fool and his money are soon parted.'
Please enlighten us Brigg owners or soon to be owners?


A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.


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I have owned a BRIG Facon 500 for 4 years. I use it all year. Only one minor problem with a fuse on the anchor light!. The support from the Wolf Rock team is excellent. I have had no quality or build problems whatsoever!

I feel the negative comments re Brig are posted by people who are not quite up to speed with the latest developments.

I also tried the Eagle 8 at Southampton. a very nice RIB indeed
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