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RIBCRAFT Enters USA Market
A detailed look at RIBcraft's plans to convert american hearts to their Premier RIBS


  Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 2002 RIBCRAFT USA, LLC, a builder of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), was recently formed in collaboration with Ribcraft, Ltd. in the United Kingdom, Europe’s best-known and respected manufacturer of top quality RIBs for nearly two decades.

RIBCRAFT USA’s formation will meet the strong demand for RIBCRAFT boats in North America. Headquartered in historic Marblehead, Massachusetts, known as the Yachting Capital of the world, RIBCRAFT USA produces RIBCRAFT’s most popular models, the RIBCRAFT 4.8 and 5.85, in addition to custom designs. According to Brian Gray, President of RIBCRAFT USA, the market for rigid inflatable boats in the US has soared in recent years.

“It is not surprising that these high performance boats, offering the very latest in technology and design, represent the fastest growing sector in the marine industry. We have seen this firsthand with the overwhelming demand for RIBCRAFT boats in North America,” said Gray.

He continued, “We look forward to continuing the same tradition of excellence and commitment to quality that our colleagues in the UK have done in designing and producing the world’s premier RIBs”.

In addition to the United States, RIBCRAFT USA will target markets in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Recognizing the mutual benefit these boats offer to recreational and commercial users, the company has established two divisions: recreation and commercial. Presently, RIBCRAFT USA is creating a dealer network to support the recreation market, while the commercial group works closely with government agencies.

RIBCRAFT will make its United States debut this month at the Providence Boat Show held at the Rhode Island Convention Center from January 10–13, 2002. For more information about its products visit them at our showroom...