Testimonials – Ribs For Sale

What a brilliant service and team. I’m just home to N Ireland from Portsmouth after collecting my rib from Matt and Gareth at Ribs for Sale.

They worked to get me the right deal, managed the whole process and had the boat ready and waiting for collection.

A totally flawless service and completely customer based.

Thanks Matt and Gareth, you are both a credit to your company.

Sam Clarke, Northern Ireland

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Sam Clarke

The November Issue of Motorboat Owner features a great article all about the Finnmaster T7 Boat! You can subscribe to the magazine for FREE by clicking here! If you would like to find out more about the Finnmaster T7 now, you can read more on our website here and on Boats and Outboards here.

There are several Finnmaster dealers in the UK – you can find your nearest stockist below:

JBT Marine – Portsmouth, South Coast – www.jbtmarine.com and on Boats and Outboards

Ideal Boat – Wales – www.idealboat.com

Midway Boats – Cheshire – www.midwayboats.co.uk

Bosuns Locker – Edinburgh – www.bosuns.co.uk

Hanna Boats – Northern Ireland – www.hannaboats.co.uk

To see the rest of the Finnmaster range for sale, click here to go to Boats and Outboards.

Our Boat Club Trafalgar fleet has a new Finnmaster T7 Boat in it – if you aren’t ready to buy, why not sign up for a year of Boat Club? www.boatclubtrafalgar.com

Testimonials – Ribs For Sale - Motorboat Owner Article about the Finnmaster T7 Boat
Motorboat Owner Article about the Finnmaster T7 Boat


Thank you so much, the auto bilge is indeed working. Great after the recent rain.

I also just want to say that from the moment of contacting you, sea trialing, purchasing and of course the dealing with the bilge fix, I have been nothing but impressed by you service and word of warranty. Very rare in our industry and I am extremely impressed with your business as well as the RIB (extreme value for money).

People are very surprised with what I have purchased and the support/service that comes with it. Everyone I speak to hears very highly of yourself and JBT Marine.

Thanks again, I am very pleased to have been let down from my previous potential purchase and to have found you guys.

All the best


Chris Haysey, September 2016

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Chris Haysey

Hi Gareth,

I don’t know if you remember me but I bought the black Cobra Rib (7.6m) that you found for me on the Isle of Wight at the end of last year and I just wanted to say how happy I am with it.  I am using it as much as the weather allows this summer and keep meaning to get in touch to let you know how pleased I am and to thank you for finding it for me.  Hopefully I will see you at the Boat Show this year and will buy you a drink!

I hope you and your family are all keeping well and I may be looking for a second hand trailer so I can store the boat out of the water later on so I may be in touch with you.

Best wishes


Sue Lambert, July 2016

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Sue Lambert


Many thanks for the Rib Manual which arrived this week. I have to say I am impressed with your after sales service and would have no problem in recommending your company to anyone looking for a rib.

David Mills, July 2016

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David Mills


Just a brief note to say ‘thank you’ for your help with the purchase of the new EXTREME trailer for our RIB. Not only did you manage to supply the trailer within a very short time framework, but your help in swapping trailers on the slipway was very much appreciated. Thanks to the boys for being so accommodating whilst trying to launch other RIBS at the same time, and Tom in particular for his determination to help us to fine tune some of the trailer components to accommodate our RIB. An excellent service all round – keep up the good work!

Alastair Scott, May 2016

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Alastair Scott

Our group of 5 very mixed experienced sailors undertook the RYA level 2 with JB Marine earlier this year, we all learnt a huge amount in both and enjoyable and instructive environment. We were all very impressed by the instruction but the best thing was the practical experience out on the water. This gave us the confident on the water to now take our knowledge out onto the open sea. While we all took the course seriously we also had great fun.

Both the people and boats were top class.



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David Dyas

Jeremy – just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you and your team during the selection, purchase and personalising of our Cobra RIB.
Our quest to find a new boat concluded when we came to your Demo Day in March. The weather was not great (actually it was cold and very wet!!!) but with waterproofs on we ventured out to test the RIB we had travelled to see. Back on dry land we sat down to discuss things. Without any pushy ‘sales patter’ from yourself I definitely felt that we bought the boat rather than you sold it!! When we requested some additional work doing (accessorising, new cushions etc) you were able to complete almost all within the timescale promised (the date for supply of the new cushions was completely out of your hands) and when we needed your help with some minor teething problems your actual aftersales support proved to me that we had made the right choice in buying from you – to make things easier for us you picked up the boat from Hythe Marina and took her back to Portchester to sort these whilst I was working abroad. When I got back, she was back in her home berth with the work completed as promised.
The boat (Arriba) has already given us hours of fun on the water with many many more to come!! Jill is now a trainee F1 RIB pilot displaying boat handling skills we never realised she had!!!
We are both very glad that we came to JBT for help in sourcing and purchasing the boat we wanted – you even had a selection of boats from the manufacturer we were after to choose from.
I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone looking for help in finding the right RIB for them and needless to say, we will be back to you in the future when we want to buy our next one!
JBT Marine – a first class service on all levels – well done and thanks again.
Dave & Jill, Cobra 7.55 Nautique. June 2016.

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Dave Sutcliffe

Here’s a testimonial from a customer who has just completed a one-on-one Powerboat Level 2 course here at JBT Marine!


“I was apprehensive prior to the course, however the instructor put me at ease right away. I have come away feeling confident on the water and the true benefit was having a 1to1 for two days where we could concentrate on the areas I thought I needed to cover in more depth. It was fun yet educational with lots of practical exercises.  I would highly recommend everyone who is on the water to do this course, especially the ladies who have previously just been on rope and fender duties!”

Charlotte Godwin, April 2016

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Charlotte Godwin

Here’s a lovely comment from one of our customers who has just completed a one-on-one Powerboat Level 2 course with us!

“I had a great two days on the water. I am a very practical person so with the course being less classroom based and more hands on proved really worthwhile. I highly recommend the instructor as he was interested in the way I learn and adapted his teaching approach to accommodate this leading me to learn far more. Being taught in an engaging way rather than told what to do supports better learning and ultimately this is why I went on the course.”

Symon Winch, April 2016

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Symon Winch

Here’s possibly our best EVER testimonial from one of our customers, John Harding, who bought a Ballistic RIB from us!

My Tom he found this RIB at work
He said the spec was great
The cost was just one arm one leg
I said ‘let’s buy her, mate’

South Africa was where she grew
They shipped the parts over
Twelve years ago they made her new
Shipped through the Straits of Dover

12 years is really quite an age
For any RIB to be
My heart was truly in my mouth
When they put her in the sea

She floated well – there were no leaks
The engine roared to life
And when I put her into gear
She cut through like a knife

The old Ballistic’s really fast
So she goes like a train
She doesn’t have a sailing mast
She gives us little pain

The tubes are sound as they can be
The ‘glass as white as cream
When we go out onto the sea
You should hear my wife scream

She shouts because she loves the speed
She’s just a ‘fast speed freak’
But if she’s asked to steer the boat
She turns all mild and meek

“I couldn’t take the helm” she said
“I don’t know where to point
I’d rather be asleep in bed
Than crash into some joint”

My son is really into this
He drives a huge fork lift
So if you need a RIB brought down
I’m sure he won’t be miffed

My daughter doesn’t like the wind
When it blows in her face
So we slow down just to be kind
And then we’ll find a place

To eat and drink in peace and quiet
Wherever we have sailed
A pint of Guiness is the best
-I think we’ve got it nailed

And all because of JBT
Who had the RIB for us
They’ve got ‘sales patter’ to a tee
And our RIB is gorgeous

They had it cleaned and valeted
I’m sure we had a test
The paperwork is all valid
JBT are the best

Boss Tom and salesman Jeremy
Both give a great service
And Kathryn and her friend Sophie
Have lots of good advice

So come on down to JBT
They’ll have just what you want
Tell them what craft it needs to be
-They never say “we can’t”

See the video on our Facebook page – click here!

March 2016

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John Harding

Here’s another testimonial from one of our customers!

Hello Kathryn,

We really enjoyed our training course, your facilities are excellent as was Jaye she was a joy to work with. The rib we had was just right for the job and well equipped. We would certainly recommend JBT and will be booking other courses with you in the future.

Kind Regards

Nick Edwards

March 2016

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Nick Edwards
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