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Old 08 November 2006, 09:43   #31
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The hulls - which are quite a small cost of a RIB are shipped in from France - the rest is British. Avon make far more than 35 commercial boats a year - in fact they must be busy as there are at least 3 local boatyards I know who assemble commercial RIBs for Avon when they need the extra capacity. All the parts are shipped from the factory and put together under Avon's beady eye.
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Old 08 November 2006, 09:51   #32
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now codders , i dont want to get into it here but if your so sure about that would you fancy a little wager on it ????

or would you like to go and do some reserch first i m quite happy to acept avon if its over 35 or a average of 2.9 boats per month
u.k. built not assembled ( i stress again totaly uk built )


and the last time i was there it was not !
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Old 08 November 2006, 10:00   #33
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I have to be honest I haven't been around the factory for quite some time now but as I have seen at least 8 boats being fitted out/finished by other boatyards for them I would have thought they were pretty busy.

I will have to try to catch up with a bloke I know who works there - he should be able to tell me what they are like these days.

From what I can gather they are only interested in Military stuff these days. That could be true as they seem to totally ignore the normal commercial sector and don't even try to sell boats - unless it's zodiac who have them by the balls???
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come on codders , does dave get into this compatition or not
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Of course - forgot about Picton - yes they build quite a few boats and I KNOW they are home built - wether or not they hit the 35 number I don't lnow.
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Halmatic?
Solent Ribs? Kevin said to me the other day they were building numbers around that order.

Where are Osprey's built these days - not sure? Also are XS Ribs not UK Built, they push out a fair few boats. Leeway's are UK built, don't think up to the 35 a year mark. Cougars? Shakespeares? Not sure on numbers for any of those.
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Old 08 November 2006, 11:27   #37
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which hulls are fletcher boats building for AVON then?
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lee says he is just there , youve fond number 5 on the list

the others mentioned are way of those numbers

halmatic 35 do you realy think ?
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Think you will find Delta are well over 35, considering the military and SOLAS spec craft / FCR's they produce.

Of course, they may not be able to own up to all the military builds they do.. :-)
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Hi All

Not posted for a while so apologies, this post was pointed out to me so I had to reply.

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there is lots of talk about rib craft , going to the u.s. totally allegedly( this is only here say and I have no basis for it ) only industry people saying they will produce u.s. and import back to the uk in the future .
Itís totally false that we have plans to move Ribcraftís production outside the UK. We are committed to building in the UK and I canít ever see that changing. Ribcraft USA look after the Americas and is a separate product thatís US made, the same applies.

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its only a questin because to me personly it makes no diffrance at all were some thing is made .

does it actualy matter were something is made , you have the same warrantys and course of redrese dont you ?
Riva are you pushing the point about why you donít care where youíre Ribs made for some reason I wonder?? Hmmm?

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