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Old 24-05-2006, 23:13
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900 Baltic RIB

Andre I was looking at your 900 RIB and was thinking that with the helm well back and a foredeck that big a cuddy cabin must be a possible alternative to all those seats.
Surely it would be a very safe cruiser with family overnighting possible, plus a couple of diesels and a propper sea toilet.
Apart from Scorpion there arn't too many cabin RIBs around. So not so much competition?

Its only an idea but maybe a new market to break into?


I've been following the journey each day with great interest, and a great testomony to the build quality of the hull.
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Old 25-05-2006, 21:40
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Re: 900 Baltic RIB

Robbie/Andre,
The Scorpion is very expensive. Marlin do one for about 50-60K (1 diesel only) but - no loo (they suggested a portaloo in the console when I enquired) and no cooking facilities, the cabin was only big enough for 2 bunks and you had to be seated to eat/talk. Therefore if you can crack that for the same price you may have a market but you are up against small 25ft cruisers which have standing height and canopies over the cockpit. I'm sure you are already aware of that Andre and that I am teaching g'ma to suck eggs!
However, I would love to see a RIB that could give these cruisers a run for their money and the ride/seakeeping would be much better I am sure. If you make one I will gladly drive it around Britain for you on a sales drive!! ( Better to sleep on than my Humber).
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Old 26-05-2006, 21:28
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Re: 900 Baltic RIB

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Andre I was looking at your 900 RIB and was thinking that with the helm well back and a foredeck that big a cuddy cabin must be a possible alternative to all those seats.
Surely it would be a very safe cruiser with family overnighting possible, plus a couple of diesels and a propper sea toilet.
Apart from Scorpion there arn't too many cabin RIBs around. So not so much competition?

Its only an idea but maybe a new market to break into?


I've been following the journey each day with great interest, and a great testomony to the build quality of the hull.
Didn't you see our cabin rib which was in the LM 2 years ago. The one I took back to Poland by sea with two other chaps . It is as you have described

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Old 26-05-2006, 22:12
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Re: 900 Baltic RIB

Yes Andre I saw the Rib, but I ment a sports RIB with an open cockpit and a bigger accommodation area.
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Old 27-05-2006, 00:30
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I suppose when looking at the RIB I was thinking of something along these lines as a low cost addition to the range thats all. It obviously has the ability to cruise longer distaces but with onboard accomodation with an open helm rather than a pilot house.
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Old 27-05-2006, 09:37
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Re: 900 Baltic RIB

Robbie looks like you have hidden talents, may be Parker can work on these ideas over the winter ?
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