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Old 25 January 2010, 04:12   #1
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Scorpion streamline their range??

Looked at the Scorpion web page last night and see they have streamlined their range

Now they appear to offer 6.5, 8.5, 9.75 and the Sting.

Appears to target the superyacht tender market more than the stand alone rib market and as a former customer looking to return to the rib market, i think they will be off the list now. 6.5 is too small for us and 8.5 is too big both in terms of size and budget!

ho humm...
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Old 25 January 2010, 05:34   #2
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i hope they're not forgetting there roots or the poeple who got them where they are
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Old 25 January 2010, 06:45   #3
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Looked at the Scorpion web page last night and see they have streamlined their range

Now they appear to offer 6.5, 8.5, 9.75 and the Sting.

Appears to target the superyacht tender market more than the stand alone rib market and as a former customer looking to return to the rib market, i think they will be off the list now. 6.5 is too small for us and 8.5 is too big both in terms of size and budget!

ho humm...
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Old 25 January 2010, 08:01   #4
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Zippy, you can still have the existing product range if asked for, sizes, consoles, jockeys etc
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Old 25 January 2010, 08:17   #5
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Zippy, you can still have the existing product range if asked for, sizes, consoles, jockeys etc
Sounds better eh Zippy...
2 new 8.5m, Stepped hulls with Verado 350's please...with Jockeys and suicide seat and tapered tubes....and one of those fancy self inflating keyrings..
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Old 25 January 2010, 08:21   #6
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Thanks Phil,

Tony, if your paying i will have one the them too! white and blue tubes please!
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Old 25 January 2010, 13:18   #7
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Thats a bit strange, I'd have thought the 8.1 was one of their most popular models?
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Old 28 January 2010, 05:52   #8
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I have been looking into buying a new rib and have been round to see scorpion recently. I asked them the same question as their new brochure is similar to their website. their reply to me was that the "standard range" is to make it easier for people to see what type of boat they want and not overwhelm them, but if you know what you want they will build a boat to your specifications.

hope this helps as there seems to be some confusion,
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Old 28 January 2010, 07:21   #9
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Call me a cynic but is this not a ploy for them to increase their costs further?

"Ah Mr Zippy of course we can do you your dream 8.1 but it will be a customs build and therefore will cost additional X 000's"

Dont get me wrong, i know from personal experience i love their product and am the first to promote them on their quality. maybe i will have to resign myself to the fact i am not their target market!!
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Old 28 January 2010, 07:40   #10
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Cynic!

I'm sure if Scorpion onwers, Scorpion buyers and the Scorpion web designer spoke to one another the website would look different........
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