Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 April 2015, 12:45   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wincanton,Somerset,UK
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 265
Zodiac news

This is not good news for our Industry.

https://plus.ibinews.com/newsletter/...l=80KPfaJVqRbS
__________________

__________________
Chris Hornidge

www.henshaw.co.uk
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 13:08   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Not at all. I always felt Zodiac were 'too big to fail'. I really hope someone picks up the ball.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 14:35   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: abergele
Boat name: all mine
Make: ribtec 3m
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu 9.8 hp 2st
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 275
And maybe the the prices of chinese rib's and sib's are winning ??
__________________
slate1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 15:36   #4
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: S. Carolina
Boat name: D560
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2016 Merc 115hp CT
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by slate1234 View Post
And maybe the the prices of chinese rib's and sib's are winning ??
It's easy to sell product when you won't stand behind it...
__________________
Richard
Gluing geek since 2007
office888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 17:08   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: just N of Bristol
Boat name: Sable
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 400
Dislike, sad news
__________________
Gaffa tape is like the Force.. it has a dark side, a light side, and holds the universe together
Shaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 17:13   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
mick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wakefield
Boat name: Bouncer
Make: Redbay Stormforce
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2x Honda 90Hp
MMSI: 235025718
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,984
That's not good wonder if it will affect the Other branches like Canada
__________________
mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 18:08   #7
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: CA
Make: Zodiac RIB-P
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 250
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,122
Isn't this like the third or fourth time zodiac has done something like that?

Jason
__________________
Bigtalljv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 April 2015, 22:20   #8
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by slate1234 View Post
And maybe the the prices of chinese rib's and sib's are winning ??
Undoubtedly a factor...

The guy that I buy my boats from used to run a large dealership that sold the full Zodiac range and all the bits to support these little "cottage boats" and tenders. He "right-sized" a few years ago, and now only deals with commercial and government RIBS and a few nutbars like me.

This was years ago, but even then he was losing huge numbers of sales to jet-skis and other leisure activities.
__________________

__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.