Single orders seem to get shoved in here and there with Ribcraft, we heard nothing for ages about our boat then it was built quickly (but to their high build quality) near the delivery date. Once built they wanted us to pay for it and collect it PDQ, this caused us some challenges but we did it in the end.
They were looking at some big UN contract then, sadly it's business, I imagine if we'd wanted something all touchy feely etc etc we could have gone elsewhere. Still very happy with our boat and for us the 175 is performing well, remember the 175 2.8 has the largest displacement for its class (suzzy blurb) and it's electronics optimise the low end grunt (as I found out, almost dumping my mate over the transom)
If we had not gone the suzzy route I would have looked hard at Etecs.
New boat is here, very happy!