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Old 08 February 2010, 12:22   #1
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Afternoon,

Does anyone have any first hand experience of these boats? ride quality, build quality, general finish and useability.

Seems to get pretty good reviews from Rib International but would appreciate peoples views, especially if they have used or own one.

Many thanks
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Old 08 February 2010, 12:46   #2
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Old 08 February 2010, 13:03   #3
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Afternoon,

Does anyone have any first hand experience of these boats? ride quality, build quality, general finish and useability.

Seems to get pretty good reviews from Rib International but would appreciate peoples views, especially if they have used or own one.

Many thanks
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Good boats, a mate of mine has one with a 350 verado. Nice and quick..The only issue i would have is the seating is a bit iffy, loads of room though..
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Old 08 February 2010, 13:22   #4
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Haven't driven one my self, but they have a great rep. Built by an Italian company with years of experience building RIBs. I personally think they look fantastic. Chubby has experience of them (theres a pic of him driving one with a couple of nice looking girls in bikinis on the sun pad in an advert that appears in RIBint) so hopefully he'll be able to comment.
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Old 08 February 2010, 14:54   #5
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thanks for the replies so far!

Tony, agree on the seats, they do look like they are missing some side support but will have a look maybe.

do you have any more pictures of your friends one on the water??

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thanks for the replies so far!

Tony, agree on the seats, they do look like they are missing some side support but will have a look maybe.

do you have any more pictures of your friends one on the water??

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only a few more of the same...
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many thanks,

MRL have one with twin 175's at the moment which looks an interesting option but need to convince Mrs Zippy on the looks!
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thanks for the replies so far!

do you have any more pictures?

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2 from the Alderney cruise last June

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Rib int did a test on it hown on their Tv channel.
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Old 09 February 2010, 04:58   #10
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Thanks All,

Have seen the Rib international review but not had chance to view with sound yet! maybe try tonight.

They seem to ride with a high bow which should mean a dry ride (as some people have suggested)
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