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Old 29 July 2010, 05:27   #1
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Valiant The Facts not Fiction

In reply to Alex's 'AD' Messages on July 12 That 'Valiants aren't built very well ', and 'The Valiants are absolutely diabolical' as the UK & Irish Distributors for Valiant I believe we should reply to your Members purely with Facts about the Valiant Brand.
1: Valiant is the second largest EU RIB Builder in the EU Zone behind Zodiac. We build RIBs from 2.4 metres to 12 Metres including Cabin RIBs, Solas RIBs, Inboard & Jet Drive RIBs & Deep V Patrol Offshore RIBs for Commercial & Military use.
2: The Company is 100% owned by Brunswick the Worlds largest provider of boats and marine engines including: Boston Whaler, Sealine, Searay, Bayliner, Mercury, Mariner & Mercruiser.
3: We build more RIBs than all the UK RIB Manufacturers put together, all of which are ISO 9001:2000 Certified and our client list includes the French, German, Portuguese & Spanish Military. A full list can be accessed on our website: www.ibs-boats.com and downloading our Professional Catalogue.
4: We offer the Worlds longest Tube and Seam warranty for our Akron PU Fabric, 10 years, and our Warranty is not 'Back to Base' but through a UK Service Network.Our seam strength is stronger than the fabric and our fabric is 5 times more abrasion resistant than Hypalon.
5: Our hulls are laminated using a method from the aeronautical industry to ensure a precise strength to weight ratio, no dry spots,a perfect finish every time and no un neccesary weight which reduces speed and fuel economy. Graham Somers , Managing Director of IBS Boats International Ltd
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Old 29 July 2010, 05:35   #2
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Are Narwhal and Valiant the same boats as some look remarkably similar, ie just different badges.
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Are Narwhal and Valiant the same boats as some look remarkably similar, ie just different badges.
No they are totally different Companies and totally different hulls. Valiant are built in Portugal and Narwhal in Spain.
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It was a couple of older ones I saw that had the same internal moulding.
Cheers for that.
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Link to original anti-Valiant comment:

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2: The Company is 100% owned by Brunswick the Worlds largest provider of boats and marine engines including: Boston Whaler, Sealine, Searay, Bayliner, Mercury, Mariner & Mercruiser.
Are Quicksilver boats on that list too?
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Clicky (for those who can't be @rsed searching)
And some more:
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Are Quicksilver boats on that list too?
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http://www.brunswick.com/brands/marine-boats/index.php
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Are Quicksilver boats on that list too?
Yes Quicksilver RIBs, Inflatables and GRP Boats although they are not produced in the same Factory
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5: Our hulls are laminated using a method from the aeronautical industry to ensure a precise strength to weight ratio, no dry spots,a perfect finish every time and no un neccesary weight which reduces speed and fuel economy. Graham Somers , Managing Director of IBS Boats International Ltd
Hi graham, nice to see you on the forum. Can you give details about the laminating process? Just interested in the how the high volume side of the market differs from relatively small production.

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