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Old 09 September 2013, 10:26   #1
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Old 09 September 2013, 12:47   #2
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Old 09 September 2013, 13:21   #3
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Looks nice are you going to tell anything about it?
Looks very different to the other ribs I have seen from Aquaflyte
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Old 09 September 2013, 13:24   #4
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Nice looking rib and I like the seating layout.

Looks expensive
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Old 09 September 2013, 13:52   #5
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I so nearly bought a cabin rib - was impressed with finish and quality

New one looks nice
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Old 09 September 2013, 13:54   #6
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Looks nice are you going to tell anything about it?
Looks very different to the other ribs I have seen from Aquaflyte
My team and I have taken over Aquaflyte and are hand building them in South Devon. The boats are made by people highly experienced in manufacturing with composite materials. We are encouraging customers to have an input into the design of their new boat and they can also come to our premises and have a hand in building their own hull. The boats are category B rated. Aquaflyte are currently offering 6 - 9 metre boats.

We expect to launch a newly designed commercial specification cabin RIB in the new year.
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Old 09 September 2013, 13:57   #7
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not as expensive as you might think
tubes have been raised in the bows and slightly tapered hence the reason it looks different from original aquaflytes
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Old 09 September 2013, 14:49   #8
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Nice one good Luck with the new project, web site is work in progress?
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Old 09 September 2013, 15:06   #9
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Hi Nick

Thank you.

The website is new and is still being added to. It only went live on friday - lots of work to do yet.

We have produced quite a few boats so far this year two of which were support boats for Spindrift France - quite a nice project.
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Good luck! Glad to see Aquaflyte in production again.
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Old 10 September 2013, 07:22   #11
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Hi Cookee

Thank you.
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Old 10 September 2013, 08:04   #12
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Yep! Good Luck with the New Venture!
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Old 10 September 2013, 13:21   #13
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This is honestly not a dig as I really like the look on those pictures but I always thought aquaflyte hull were quite shallow v??

Those pics look great! Look forward to seeing one in the flesh!
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Old 10 September 2013, 14:01   #14
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Hi Zippy

The hull has been designed with a mid v and we have added the raised bow to cope with heavy seas. i have fitted a 250hp Optimax that pushes the boat along at 55 knots we think that we could have gotten away with a 200hp we have completed all of the necessary tests and achived cat B from 6 - 9 metres. If you are ever planning a trip to Totnes please let me know and we would be more than happy to take you out on one.

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Thanks John.

As I say, really like the look! 55 kts is not too shabby!
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Old 24 June 2014, 08:16   #16
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For sale 8.5 metre RIB



We are delighted to offer for sale a 2013 model Aquaflyte 850 RIB with only 45 hours use and mercury optimax 250hp


Aquaflyte RIBs are well known for their excellent performance and handling and the new 850 takes this a step further with improvements all round including a new bow profile.


Finished In stunning black fabric impression hypalon with contrasting cleats and wear patches and a white hull this all new Aquaflyte looks impressive on the water. Her performance is equally stunning with a mid vee hull section achieving planning speed quickly and efficiently yet offering a more comfortable ride in heavier seas.


Full specification below.


Please contact John on 07710527354



Price. £48,950 offer may be considered.


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Aquaflyte RIBs are proud to be Built in Britain and are now available from 6m to 9m to your own custom specification if this model does not suit your needs. They can be tailored to your requirements and also engine packages as you require. We are also able to offer guidance.


Appointments to view can be booked in advance 7 days a week



Specification of aquaflyte 850.


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BuilderAquaflyte UK Ltd
LyingSouth Devon
Fuel capacity200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Mechanical
Engine1 x petrol 2 stroke 250hp
Mercury Optimax (2013)
Engine Hoursengine1: 15
Engine CooledRaw Water
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Prop(s)3 bladed stainless steel
Fuel consumption (approx)Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx)35 knots
Max speed (approx)50 knots
Engine includes 5 year warranty from date of purchase
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LOA8.50m (27'11")
Beam2.66m (8'9")
Draft Min0.40m (1'4")
Draft Max0.80m (2'7")
StorageDry storage
Electrical Systems
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction
GRP Construction with Planing underwater profile, paint finish
RCD Category B 14x persons
Conforms to RCD 94/25/EC As amended 2003/44/EC


Teak (real) decks
4x jockey seats, front console and three seat aft bench seat and forward console seat (total 8)
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Boys and girls this is a very nice Rib! I have serviced the engine recently,
it's good!
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Old 26 June 2014, 14:21   #18
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Boys and girls this is a very nice Rib! I have serviced the engine recently,
it's good!

Hi I saw your rib up at Paul's looks good great choice on the tubes.
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Old 28 June 2014, 16:02   #19
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Yeah it looks good, one day im going to get round to finishing it!
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