Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL
It appears redbay are heading in to targa customer territory and whilst I'm sure fit out has improved I wouldn't imagine there is much of a market share for them there with rich cruising g and t drinking cruisers going to Ireland or jersey for the weekend.
Ah well, 19.75 hours is a record anyway.
There's a lot of guesswork in that post, HP.
First off, AFAIK you haven't seen the inside of IV Maggie
, so I'm not sure how you can make ANY comparison on fitout/finishes, good or bad. I may be biased and/or wrong, but at least I've seen them both.
As regards market share, Redbay only knock out around ten 11M models a year, so they aren't a huge threat to Botnia. However, I do know they have a couple of ex-Targa owners on their client list. One came over after losing his Targa wheelhouse windows to a wave and flooding his Missus! If you look over the launch reports over the last couple of years, you'll see a few boats went to the Channel Islands, and I know there's a few more over there with a "lower profile"
. I suspect a few G&Ts get nailed on board.
We'd really have to ask the owners why they spent that kind of money on a RIB.
However, I think we could investigate this further. We should persuade neilda
to buy one of each and then we could have a RIBnet cruise to test them. Never say I don't have good ideas