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Management and brokerage house, Floating Life, has announced it will act as European distributor for superyacht tender company, JP RIBS.
Floating Life has announced it is now the exclusive European distribution partner for custom tender company, JP RIBS.
JP RIBS was started by an active superyacht captain who’s been with Floating Life-managed yachts for 13 years of his career, and taking on Floating Life as a European partner - for him - was the obvious choice.
“I know Floating Life are as passionate about providing forward-thinking solutions to the superyacht industry as I am, so I’m very excited to work with them in this new capacity.
“Through our long association together, we've seen the gaps where tenders can be improved on, and I’m excited to partner with them to seamlessly bring a new standard of product to Europe.”
The partnership is currently working on a 6.5 metre custom tender for a 41-metre explorer yacht in-build in Italy.
“We’ve been working with Jonny for over 13 years. We’ve seen his competence mature together with his career, from a first officer to a full-fledged captain.”
Floating Life International will represent JP RIBS across the international show schedule, beginning with the exhibition of a RIB at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.
JP RIBS are crafted by hand on New Zealand’s volatile Tutukaka Coast fusing unparalleled performance with quality and endurance; with vessels capable of reaching up to 60knots. Combining a slick finish and high spec technology, with the care and attention that comes through hand moulding by craftsmen with impeccable pedigree; JP RIBS offers a custom solution for superyacht tenders and RIBS.
“We couple an eye for detail that comes with hand-crafting and with high-performance to create a bespoke tender package,” says Jonathan Edgar.
“We avoid a mass production approach, ensuring every tender is designed to the client’s specifications.”
Performance is important to the father son duo behind the company with Phil and Jonathan’s passion for design and style, and Jonathan’s 14 year career in the superyacht industry influencing his approach taken to guest comfort and performance.
Built by hand in New Zealand, Phil works on each vessel individually using proven techniques in combination with the latest technological developments to create your JP Custom RIB.
Many thanks to Dockwalk for featuring JP RIBS in the March 2016 edition of Dockwalk. On shelves now, feel free to have a peep below!