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Old 30 December 2001, 01:42   #1
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Passenger ( Ferry ) RIBs

Hi folks ,

Any one have experience of or know which manufacturers have been involved in producing Commercial Diesel Passenger RIBs ( 12 PAX + 2 crew ) in or around the 10 meter size ?

I have been in touch with Ribtech and am waiting on a quote

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Old 31 December 2001, 12:49   #2
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Humber have supplied at least 2 ribs to Seafari Adventures in recent times. To my knowledge the feedback was pretty favourable.I'm not sure of the size but am sure at least one of them had an inboard and had seating for 10.
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Old 31 December 2001, 14:11   #3
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Stuart,

Check out www.tiex.co.uk/od.htm - they do some serious bits of kit
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Old 31 December 2001, 15:17   #4
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Cheers folks !

I had emailed Humber already on spec .

I had tried ( unsuccessfully ) to open Ocean Dynamics website as quoted on the RIB Net directory ( It must be their old site .)

Their new site seems very interesting!


Best wishes , ( and a Happy and Safe 2001 to one and all ! )

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Old 31 December 2001, 16:42   #5
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The Ocean Dynamics site is http://www.stdavids.co.uk/thousandis...n_dynamics.htm


Great Ribs but very expensive I belive and need lots of power to get a good peformance.

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Old 31 December 2001, 17:41   #6
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Have a look at the following who all do diesel powered large Commercial RIB's

www.cromptonmarine.co.uk

www.halmatic.co.uk

www.redbayboats.com

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Old 01 January 2002, 11:07   #7
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Chris, If I had known that you would have been working I would have made arrangments for you to overhaul my tubes!

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Old 01 January 2002, 14:08   #8
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Try Charles Chivers at Ribeye in Dartmouth, S. Devon. They made a huge thing a couple of years ago for well in excess of 12 passengers. It's used as a tourist attraction in Torquay.

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Old 01 January 2002, 20:26   #9
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I thought it was Ribcraft that supplied seafari!

I think that that big ribeye with the bucket seats is for sale! Last months Yachts and Boats for sale, I think I saw it!

I dont know your application, but RIBs Uk have in the past sold off their ex charter 6.0m ribs, with jockey seats for 7 pax & driver. 15k ish + VAT i think they were. but they come with a comprehencive inventory + 150 optimax.


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Old 02 January 2002, 15:52   #10
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Thanks again folks for the additional info.

We are looking for somthing like the Ribeye 10 M Leviathan which as was mentioned was recently for sale second hand .

Rib Eye tell me that Rib Tech now build all their big stuff and a little birdie in the SW of the UK told me today that they had heard that Rib Eye are to move their production arm to South Africa..( Rumour or True ?)

We will probably go for a new boat .

It will be used for eco safaris rather than white knuckle type rides so we are looking for a large boat with moderate ( 25 knot ) diesel powered performance , comfortable seats and low wash at speed .

Something that your Mammy ( if not your Granny ) would go out on !

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Old 17 January 2002, 15:16   #11
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Hi Stuart,
haven't been on the site for a while so this is probably a very late reply to your question. However Red Bay Boats built an 11m, 12 passenger, DOM approved Rib for Dingle last year!
Most of the time it is moored at the marina but is sometimes anchored at the Blasket Islands which is where it runs the trips too. Just thought it might be worth a look!
It has a fully enclosed cabin but i'm sure that an open version wouldn't be a problem.
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Old 23 January 2002, 10:49   #12
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I am putting a 9m Panthercat in the water with seating for twelve and two crew. Try Fran Griffin at www.ribsearch.com
Ribeye quoted but seriosly expensive.
Hope to the boat in April, can let you know how I get on.
Going to be used for ferry work and wildlife tours.
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Old 25 January 2002, 23:18   #13
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The following link will take you to the websites of several manufacturers.

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Old 27 January 2002, 23:21   #14
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Thanks folks ,

I've emailed the Panther people.

Boatdesign.net looks like aa quite interesting and useful site.

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Old 04 February 2002, 14:11   #15
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Definately try Ribcraft.com they have done loads of 12 seaters.Contact Jason
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Old 02 March 2011, 17:27   #16
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hi
try contacting excalibur ribs in cork they make excellent ribs for both commercial and plesure ribs and are currently completing a new hard top diesel rib 9m..they build boats from 5-9.5metre and have an excellent turn around rate they are definatly wourth a try as they have built many enclosed and open ribs.

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try contacting excalibur ribs in cork they make excellent ribs for both commercial and plesure ribs and are currently completing a new hard top diesel rib 9m..they build boats from 5-9.5metre and have an excellent turn around rate they are definatly wourth a try as they have built many enclosed and open ribs.

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WOW Lazarus thread only 9 years late :P
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lol

I sent an email to Excalibur ages ago, still waiting for a reply.

The Redbay Stormforce 11 has, I think, proven itself in the 9 years since this thread? One is including Alderney (Esquida?) in it's 2011 timetable.
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I sent an email to Excalibur ages ago, still waiting for a reply.
Patience, your nine years isn't up yet :-P
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lol

I sent an email to Excalibur ages ago, still waiting for a reply.

The Redbay Stormforce 11 has, I think, proven itself in the 9 years since this thread? One is including Alderney (Esquida?) in it's 2011 timetable.
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