“Make no mistake, these are stylish boats.”
Make no mistake, these are stylish boats. The black stealth look is complemented by colour-coordinated upholstery, shiny stainless steel bimini posts and polished metal accents, including retractable cleats. The Custom 800 impresses on a number of levels.
“Meet the electric tender with the performance of a diesel.”
The jet-driven tender will reach maximum speeds of 35 knots with a one hour range or two hours range at 20 knots cruising speed. With no need for petrol or diesel to run, she will produce no exhaust fumes or fuel residue when idling or driving and be virtually silent-running.
“We're thrilled with the boat produced by JP RIBS.”
We're thrilled with the boat that was produced by Jonny and Phil Edgar at JP RIBS from Whangarei. We were first taken by the style of this boat at the Auckland On Water Boat Show in 2015 - it wasn't an ordinary RIB - it had a touch of class that you don't normally see with trailer boats. What transpired from our first meeting with the JP RIBS guys was a series of conversations about what we wanted in a boat. It wasn't just a 'what you see is what you get attitude'; it really was a custom RIB.
We discussed many aspects of what we use the boat for and what was possible to achieve, with an eight metre trailer boat and within what we wanted to spend. We really liked dealing with the guys, who obviously have a vision for high-quality finish boats and either undertook the build themselves and supervised any contracted work to high level of detail. The build process was smooth with numerous conversations about options and selections, based on our preferences for the boat and the experiences JP RIBS had with certain products.
We knew what to expect when we took delivery because we'd been across all the steps, from when the hull was pulled out of the factory to the finishing touches before they were applied. The JP RIBS team made our build process enjoyable and we're delighted with the boat which is perfect for our purposes. We've since had a number of conversations about the boat's performance against our expectations and after sales service queries have been excellent.
I would certainly recommend JP RIBS if you are interested in a high-quality, high-performance large trailer boat
— Owner of a JP RIBS Custom 800 Cabin.