HotRIBS.com recently attended the UK launch
of two major initiatives in the UK RIB market.
South African based Gemini Inflatables and Clipper Ventures plc from
the UK made a joint presentation in Southampton UK which included a
spectacular display by their new corporate fleet of ten matched 6.0m
Well known RIB personality Paul Lemmer has taken up the position of
Sales Manager for the Clipper Gemini range in the UK and he told HotRIBS,
" I'm delighted to be representing Clipper Gemini as all their
range of products, from the smallest yacht tender up to their
9.5m high speed RIB offer the same superb and well known build quality."
There are two distinct ranges of Clipper Gemini RIBS available: The
leisure WAVERIDER range. commercial SEAHAWK and INTERCEPTOR
These products feature the same hull shapes and dimensions but differ
in their construction and fittings.
The Waverider 470 is a very popular, simple and straightforward RIB
whereas the Waverider 505 and 550 are the "backbone" of the
range with the commercial versions used widely in SA and Australia as
surf rescue craft. The Waverider 600, 730 and 850 complete the extensive
range but it is the 600 which forms the Clipper Ventures' corporate
RIB charter fleet.
Clipper Ventures and Gemini believe they now offer the largest UK fleet
of matched RIBS for charter and they expect to be present at all major
UK maritime events during 2000. This new RIB charter fleet was used
to carry some 60 guests across the Solent to Cowes to watch the start/finish
of a Round the Isle of Wight speed record attempt by Gemini. Clipper
record breakers, Henning Blaauw and William Ward,
set new Isle of Wight world speed record.