A collegue of mine got a 8,5 , some 4 weeks ago. This was the first china boat delivered in Norway. The hull was pretty good, but front locker, transom locker and other things that was handcraftet and not moulded had very poor finish. Guess it take some boats to get it right.
Dont know if tubes is made i china, but they looked just the same as the one produced in GB.
The boat was supposed to be delivered in june, but came in september.
No one could tell us where or what was happening to the boat in that period.