Thanks MikeB for the info and offer
Polwart, yes I was surprised at a one year warranty on the hull but then I know very little about it all, maybe it's the rough type of use they could get, beaching/used by companies etc - not sure!!
The tubes are bought in so whoever manufactures them backs the warranty. I wish I could find out who makes the tubes, they are bought in by quite a few UK RIB makers apparently.
I'm still on track for a 5.8 or 6m Humber - renovate one (as I will finishing my current ground up car rebuild and will want another project
), by a newish one second hand or buy a new one and fit it out myself.
I'm not put off by Humbers the explanation they gave with regards to the problems encountered on the "I'm not a happy chappy" thread was err satisfactory backed up by a surveyors report. What ever the right or wrong is in that instance you can always get one that slips through the quality net in any marque. I own Land Rover Defenders so lets face it I am used to buying hand built products that are, shall we say, lacking in quality control sometimes
I tend to sort them out myself, it's easier and you know it's been done properly. Get a good one and it will last years, I am hoping my Destroyer will be the same