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Old 24 October 2020, 15:21   #1
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Excalibur ribs are back

I for one am very excited about the Return of Excalibur RIBs to Crosshaven, Co Cork. Haven Marine are returning to building these boats very very soon. I own and operate two of them myself. I have both a 9m and 10m RIB, Iím looking forward to seeing these getting on the water!
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Old 25 October 2020, 01:53   #2
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Great to hear. I visited the factory many years ago when they first started production. Excellent boats. I wonder is it the original owner or a completely new setup?
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Old 25 October 2020, 02:37   #3
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They look very nice - quite Delta like with the pronounced sheer.

Good luck to them.

I Googled them and this was one of the links:

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/would-y...rib-55789.html
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...and the original crowd appeared to be YPD students so can't be bad!
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I believe the Original owner/designer was involved in redbay in their early days......
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I am interested. Where to find more info about manufacturing range ?
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Very Good luck to them too! ....
I have always liked the the look of the ones I've seen...nice Sea worthy and Robust looking RIB's.
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Old 01 November 2020, 15:22   #8
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The original owner is involved with some of the design but itís the original workers have kept trading under a new company they set up shortly after Excalibur shit down so itís the same quality they are pumping out. I have owned a number of their RIBs and I canít fault them. I use them everyday and they are super boats, far better than anything else I have driven. The can be found on HavenMarine.ie

Also to be noted they are also mercury, mariner & Suzuki dealers so you can get everything through them. I have purchased a 300hp and 350hp Verados for my 9 & 10m Excaliburís.
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.... set up shortly after Excalibur shit down so itís the same .....
That's what you call a Freudian slip.
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..they are pumping out.
I second that Motion!
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They been offering Excalibur RIBs to order in the intervening years as Havenmarine but Redbay have really been filling the gap Excalibur left. A very worthy and related option for sure.
I understood the new owners of Crosshaven Boatyard bought it to concentrate on wind farm support so it's a nice surprise and a great example of synergy that this is where the RIBs are going to be built.
BTW anyone who likes a Redbay is going to feel right at home with an Excalibur.
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They been offering Excalibur RIBs to order in the intervening years as Havenmarine but Redbay have really been filling the gap Excalibur left. A very worthy and related option for sure.
I understood the new owners of Crosshaven Boatyard bought it to concentrate on wind farm support so it's a nice surprise and a great example of synergy that this is where the RIBs are going to be built.
BTW anyone who likes a Redbay is going to feel right at home with an Excalibur.


Especially with a 2 year waiting list for a RB.......
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Especially with a 2 year waiting list for a RB.......
It's mental, I hadn't realised it was quite that long - certainly over a year when I last checked. Excalibur were/are very solid RIBs and it's good to see them selling boats. Just as an aside and apologies for the thread hijack - we have another RIB builder not too far from me who seem to be supplying open RIBs throughout the country. I have no personal experience of them. A quick peek through their facebook page suggests they got a good deal on some orange gelcoat at some point. Atlantic Composites, Donegal - 7.5m open RIB.

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