Hello to all those Osprey fans! I thought it would be a good idea to let you know of the forthcoming boat test in Sports Boat & Rib magazine. With a bit of luck this will be in the May edition which comes out very early April. The test was done in February on our demonstrator which is a 7.0 Vipermax with a 250h.p. high output Evinrude E-tec. (See pictures) It wasn't a very sunny day but other than that conditions were good and I was able to demonstrate the boat well. The indications are that Alex Smith (Sports Boat's Editor) was impressed but in truth I have not seen anything that he is going to write about the boat so I am therefore obviously hoping that it's a very positive report! We've also revamped our website so please take a look http://ospreyribs.co.uk
I'm going to take the boat on the Isle of Man trip (6th/7th June) and also probably take it down to the South Coast during the Ribex weekend. I don't think we will enter the show because it has not previously sold any boats for us.
Every year for the last 8 years I have managed to get over to Ireland, always stopping at Malahide. The last 2 years we have coincided this to be on the same weekend as the Skerries motorcycle race, which particularly for the uninitiated is an awesome sight - these lads quite honestly have completely lost the plot! If anyone else plans to do a similar trip please let me know and perhaps we could all meet up.
Finally due to the recession we could all do with a bit of cheering up, so if anybody is interested in a new boat there's no time like the present! Also a friend of mine is selling an Eagle (5.6m) with a 115 Evinrude E-tec. The whole outfit is 2.5 years old and is immaculate. If anybody is interested give me a call and I'll put you in touch direct.
In the meantime many thanks for all the positive interest in our wonderful boats. Hope the summer proves to be as good as expected and everybody has great boating throughout the year.