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Old 05 July 2006, 05:05   #1
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Press Release - RIBcat 620

Please see below the press release for the NEW RIbcat 620.

I'm rubbish at IT stuff so please visit www.ribcats.com for piccies.

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a new, affordable and stunning 21-foot family RIBcat is launched at Southampton Boat Show 2006

The RIBcat 620 is a new 21 foot catamaran RIB now being imported into the UK and Europe by Motorcats Ltd. Offering low cost, safe but fast cruising, the trailerable RIBcat 620 is aimed at the family and young powerboat market.

The RIBcat 620 is built in South Africa, the home of Catamaran design and build. The lightweight, sandwich construction of twin hulls means that the RIBcat offers fast comfortable cruising and can be trailed easily offering numerous benefits in terms of mooring costs and flexibility of use.

Commenting on the UK launch of the RIBcat 620, Nick DaCosta-Greene, Sales Manager for MotorCats, the Sole Distributor for the UK and parts of Europe said, “The RIBcat 620 is a simple, easy, affordable and versatile Cat which looks stunning, this fresh and exciting design will inject something different to the RIB market.”

The twin hulled, composite structure of the RIBcat 620, matched with the use of Hydrofoils, makes it extremely resilient and lightweight and permits the use of smaller engines. Standard recommended engines are twin Yamaha 50hp 4 stoke outboards but there are engine options up to twin 90hp or single 150hp Yamaha. Top speed is estimated to be in the region of 50 knots . The hydrofoil principal has been shown to consume up to 40% less fuel than alternative monohulls using similar sized engines.


The RIBcat 620 was designed in South African by Ben Lochner, the Founder and General Manager of Argo Boats, Capetown. Ben has been the Project Manager on various international project and has applied himself to many fields of boat building, from conceptual design and working drawings to project and production management. Ben worked as Manager and Technical Director at three yards before founding ARGO BOATS.

Full details of the RIBcat can be seen on www.ribcats.com which highlights the boat’s sleek design and stunning performance levels.

The price for this boat from - £35,000 inc Vat with twin 70hp Yamaha Four Strokes

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Please take time to look at our website www.ribcats.com for pictures and any other information.

We are currently looking for Dealers in the UK and in Europe - please email tradesales@mcproducts.net for more information.

Best regards,

Nick DaCosta-Greene
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Old 05 July 2006, 05:34   #2
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I thought this might be interesting, and Nick cleared it with me first. I trust that if things work out for them we'll have a new trade member soon!

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Old 05 July 2006, 10:08   #3
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I'd be interested in a drive of one. Deck configuration no good for us though
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Old 05 July 2006, 10:10   #4
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will you be on the water at the boat show or just on land?
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Old 05 July 2006, 11:22   #5
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Deck config and SIBS

The deck configuration can be changed to suit the needs of the user. We have designs for military and government work too (police, fire and rescue etc...)

Unfortunately no, we won't be on the water at Southampton, however, we will be before and after - but I would prefer to get the boat ready and nice and shiny for SIBS. Your welcome to try her out after the show.
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Old 05 July 2006, 11:47   #6
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if you are doing demo's then be sure to post here i for one would be keen to see this on the water.
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Old 05 July 2006, 15:13   #7
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40% fuel bill reduction? 2x90 hp yamaha
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Old 06 July 2006, 05:36   #8
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Fuel Bill Reduction

The fuel reduction is taken from a 40% increase in speed on smaller engines compared to that of a similar sized monohull on larger engines reaching the same speeds.

The monohull drank more with the same amount of horse power (40% more) whilst the RIBcats hull design and the hydrofoils allowed it to get onto the plane quickly and efficiently and top speeds were reached burning less fuel (46 knots). We have recently changed the angle on of the chine on the spray rails, this has given us an extra 5 knots, our new est. top speed is 51 Knots.

The tests were not carried out using 2 x Yamaha 90's. They were Suzuki 70's, the water was flat and very little wind - for both test boats.
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Certainly looks like an interesting boat, albeit more CAT than RIB if you know what I mean! Am I right that it is foil assisted like the Hysucat?
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Old 06 July 2006, 07:11   #10
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Cat or Rib

How come in some of the pictures the boat has tubes and in the others it dose'nt ?

looks good though
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