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  # 210
Southampton Boat Show
16th - 25th September 2005


International Boat Show
This year's show was probably the largest of all with the most significant change being the relocation of the Guinness Bar! This together with the new Princess Stand effectively makes the show into five discrete areas including a specially imported beach, making way for many more exhibitors.

It was interesting to see the influx of RIB imports on display at the show, both from western and eastern Europe. Brig , Zar, Predator and Marlin models abounded. How long now before we see rib and inflatable imports from China?

Alan Priddy & Jan Falkowski
It was good to meet up with two reknown RIBsters, and old friends, at the Yamaha launch of their new 315hp inboard diesel. Alan Priddy of course used a Yamaha engine and outdrive on his Round the World trip and Jan joined Alan on many of his RIB adventures. Jan is also one of the holders of the around British Isles World Record. It was even better enjoying a Guinness courtesy of Alan while we all caught up on the current RIB scene.

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Ribcraft had been reallocated to the new display area adjacent to the main gate towards the Guinness and Princess Stands which seemed another good spot for RIBs.

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To see the full Ribcraft range

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Jason Purvey of Ribcraft was pleased to be able make a fine display of all their most popular models on the hard plus more demo models on the water.