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Old 16 August 2007, 04:21   #1
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So what's so good about a Scorpion?

Why are they so well thought of, and what makes them stand out from all the other excellent RIB makes out there?

Their owners seem to love them, and others often aspire to owning them.

Is it the build quality of the hull? Is the tubes, or is the way it's all put together? Perhaps it's the sea handling qualities of the hull which sends people into raptures, nauseatingly referring to them as "Scorps"

Do they really deserve the accolades so readily dished out on these forums?
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Old 16 August 2007, 04:26   #2
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Having looked at them to buy and I would say yes to all of that!
Very well put together!
You not thinking of up grading your rib are you?
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that is the same question i asked a few weeks ago.

for me it comes down to personal preferance. i am sure there are other ribs on the market that are at least as good if not better but in my view, for the money they offer the best package of build quality (which is fantastic) customer support (which so far has been fantastic even though i bought mine second hand and its 2004 boat) Ride, performance, looks and residual values.


I have wanted one since i was a kid because i thought they looked the nicest. i still stand by that but its a personal thing.

I guess its like, why do so many people rave about the qualities of a particular type of car when others thing its rubbish!
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Well, as a few of you know, I think ribs are silly. but...the Scorpions really are a nice bit of kit, from so many different stand points.
The hull design is perfect for what you lot 'like to think' you do so much of, the build quality, and attention to detail is bloody marvelous, and, other than the very first boats, they're not a splash.

First class product I reckon.

They get my vote.

And before all you work boat obsessed ribnobbas start, i'm talking about it's suitability as a fast, nicely made, decent looking and capable pleasure boat, not some fugly old dog of a thing for plodding round the west coast of Ireland in a force 11 towing a barge, coz that really is summat you lot only dream about. (for reasons that leave me completely bewildered, especially as most of you tough ribbers, still don't go out in the rough, even though you like to think it's 'your bag')
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And before all you work boat obsessed ribnobbas start, i'm talking about it's suitability as a fast, nicely made, decent looking and capable pleasure boat, not some fugly old dog of a thing for plodding round the west coat of Ireland in a force 11 towing a barge, coz that really is summat you lot only dream about. (for reasons that leave me completely bewildered, especially as most of you tough ribbers, still don't go out in the rough, even though you like to think it's 'your bag')

Is it just me or is it the fishing season?
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Is it just me or is it the fishing season?

Not at all!

For once, my post/comments are deadly serious. I think they're a very nice boat.
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Not at all!

For once, my post/comments are deadly serious. I think they're a very nice boat.
It was this bit I was referring to!
"And before all you work boat obsessed ribnobbas start, i'm talking about it's suitability as a fast, nicely made, decent looking and capable pleasure boat, not some fugly old dog of a thing for plodding round the west coast of Ireland in a force 11 towing a barge, coz that really is summat you lot only dream about. (for reasons that leave me completely bewildered, especially as most of you tough ribbers, still don't go out in the rough, even though you like to think it's 'your bag')"
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Oh that bit....well, you are a bloody odd lot.
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Having looked at them to buy and I would say yes to all of that!
Very well put together!
You not thinking of up grading your rib are you?
No, I'm not changing my RIB, when I do, I'll probably replace it with the same make.

But it's the adoration of Scorpions that intrigue me. They certainly seem like very quality, good looking RIBs to me, but to my mind are not overly special compared to all the other excellent RIBS on the market.
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Why are they so well thought of, and what makes them stand out from all the other excellent RIB makes out there?

Their owners seem to love them, and others often aspire to owning them.

Is it the build quality of the hull? Is the tubes, or is the way it's all put together? Perhaps it's the sea handling qualities of the hull which sends people into raptures, nauseatingly referring to them as "Scorps"

Do they really deserve the accolades so readily dished out on these forums?
Well as you say its all of those qualities..and more.
After spending over 12 months testing a Ballistic 7.8, a Ribeye 785, a Prosport 8.0m, I came across mine through a friend of a friend. It was way more than i could or would spend, but after one look and just one sea trial i was reaching for my cheque book... A sea trial in force 5-6 5 on board, and simply a comfortable dry ride.
Spend a bit of time examining the build quality and it is faultless.
For me its the one..
Come over and see/try it would be my pleasure.
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