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Old 05 February 2018, 09:36   #1
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As a new member expecting to buy a new Rib soon, I would appreciate any comments on 'Grand' RIBs especially their 420.
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Old 06 February 2018, 06:56   #2
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I've not heard of Grand ribs. But I would avoid Chinese ribs no matter how alluring their prices might be 👍
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Old 06 February 2018, 07:08   #3
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Grand RIBs

They are made in Ukraine in PVC or Hypalon. They look pretty good in their catalogue (downloaded). Based (only)on catalogues, websites and some advice I have a current short list of the Grand 420 and Mercury 420 (prices seem similar) but from where I live (West Wales)it is proving very difficult to get to see them (or indeed any RIB at a dealer - they will only get them in following an order)
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Andre from Parker ribs might be able to help on this one.
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Old 06 February 2018, 08:42   #5
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Andre from Parker ribs might be able to help on this one.
we do not make that size but suggest you contact Sussex Boat Shop in Littlehampton - talk to Mick Mills . Tel: 01903713684

They have a Grand 420 NLS with Suzuki 30 in stock see link

Sussex Boat Shop Grand Rib 420NL
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They are made in Ukraine in PVC or Hypalon. They look pretty good in their catalogue (downloaded). Based (only)on catalogues, websites and some advice I have a current short list of the Grand 420 and Mercury 420 (prices seem similar) but from where I live (West Wales)it is proving very difficult to get to see them (or indeed any RIB at a dealer - they will only get them in following an order)

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Unless you are dead set on this particular marque, why not look at something closer to home that can offer backup & support in the future? If I was being a crash test dummy, Iíd want a significant financial incentive.
Just IMO
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There was a review of the 6.5 Grand in the December issue of Powerboat & RIB, it came out ok. But at £53k for a 6.5m with a 150hp engine, they're not exactly giving them away.
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Sorry canít really offer any useful advice on either boats in your shortlist, but noticed this package at Barnet Marine recently.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152689240264
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Hi Ray, have you thought about looking at a Kraken Rib?
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