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Old 11 December 2006, 14:47   #31
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there seems to be a lot of ribeyes around chichester and some other places i have visited, they seem to be quite popular and folks seem happy with them.
never been in one myself so cant comment
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Old 11 December 2006, 14:51   #32
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...there are loads around chichester - especially if you launch from itchenor, there were (back in the summer) about 4 Playtime 550's and 600's moored on buoys just off the hard in the reach.
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Old 11 December 2006, 15:00   #33
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OK, so now I know!
Next up, 2 engine models on the 2nd hand market at the moment.
Do I need the 150 or will a 115 do?
What should I expect in terms of performance differential?
Our Ribeye 650 Sport with Yamaha 150HP 4-Stroke will do 35 knots 8 up with fuel, 42 knots 2 up with half fuel (speed over ground from chart plotter) - might get a bit more downhill !! Fuel consumption in the range 0.8 - 1.0nm per litre based on mixed use.

My view, go for the 150 if there's no other differences.

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Old 12 December 2006, 04:33   #34
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Not that it has relevance, but am I right in saying that Ribeye bought Prestige Ribs in 2001, when they moved their manufacturing plant to South Africa and Prestige Ribs own Ballistic - which means Ribeye own Ballistic? - something I read somewhere!
As far as I'm aware Ballistic are not connected to Ribeye - but I've been wrong before!
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Old 12 December 2006, 05:26   #35
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I saw that on the prestige Ribs website they have the Ballistic range - I'm just not sure if they are just marketing them as a range under their brand or whether they are manufactured by them (which is how it appears). I know Ribeye bought the Prestige plant in S.A when they moved over there as my Ribeye, a wavecross is also manufactured under the Prestige range as a 'Greyhound'.

or is the Prestige-Ballistic a different one!!?

http://www.rib-boats.com/


it all seems to make sense when they all appear to be built in S.A.
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Old 12 December 2006, 07:18   #36
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to clarify

Ballistic is made by boating dynamix and marketed by JBT
both companys own Ballistic jointly
This year as we expanded again , we bought the old prestige factory that is the only connection in South Africa today.
We used to retail prestige a few years ago. But no longer
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Ballistic is made by boating dynamix and marketed by JBT
both companys own Ballistic jointly
This year as we expanded again , we bought the old prestige factory that is the only connection in South Africa today.
We used to retail prestige a few years ago. But no longer
ok i see! - so what connection did Ribeye have to Prestige - or is there 2 manufacturers called Prestige that both make Ribs?
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This what I found from a 2005 accident report on the net about Ribeye and Prestige...

1.8 RIBEYE LTD

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Company background

Ribeye is based in Dartmouth in Devon, and started manufacturing RIBs in the UK in 1999. After 2 years of selling its boats directly to the public, the company decided to sell only to trade dealers. Ribeye craft are packaged exclusively with Yamaha engines and sold through the Ribeye/Yamaha dealer network.

The company has sold over 600 boats within Europe, mainly in the UK, and a further 100 in the rest of the world.In 2001, Ribeye relocated all its production to Prestige Inflatable, in Cape Town, South Africa, a company which Ribeye bought in 2004.
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i think if you want the definitave ansewr you should ask ribeye .
then theres no confusion
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Old 12 December 2006, 08:28   #40
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So all the following RIBs are manufactured in S Africa.. Ribeye, Ribtec, Ballistic and Prestige.. or have I got that wrong?

All at the same facility? Ie the former Prestige Watercraft factory, or not?
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