Quite a debate.
I guess rib net SR owners are the perfect example ,the very fact they are still solid now and with a little tlc can make a safe fun rib which out performs most modern 4 and 5 meter ribs, is testament to Galt glass and George Marvin who built and designed them from decent materials , some as far back as the 70,s. Can't think of any other brands which have lasted as well from the same period? Early Scorpions possibly.
We have never been a mass producer, we chose to give a premier finish and choice but in relatively small numbers. We can build them from our yard keeping overheads low. If I wanted to increase production I would have to rent or buy another unit more staff probably having to double production for the same profit. I guess walk or sprint if you like. If you sprint it is very hard to slow down, easy to fall!
You can find an import rib at half the price of mine , may last five or six years and then need replacement tubes . If you look at the state of the rest of the boat you will debate weather it is worth spending the money . May be you can't justify purchasing a rib a our prices, but our average client will move the boat on within five years, if we have done our job it will still look good at a vastly reduced price . Some pictures of the Venture 10m ,Vis diesel tender and the new Cutter. All built from scratch in the past 18 months.