Testimonials – Ribs For Sale

A testimonial from a customer about their Powerboat Level 2 course!

Hi Kathryn

Thank you for your recent emails and photos.  We did pick up an ICC form.

Both Ali and I had a brilliant weekend learning new skills and enjoying Jayes wise words.  Also thank to you for such great communication throughout.  We really were impressed with the company and have no hesitation  in recommending your company and courses to friends and family.  Of course you may use the photos and if anyone would like to contact me about your company or course then please do pass on my contact details.

Unfortunately we are unable to make the demo weekend though thank you for the invite.

All the best

Tim and Ali

March 2016

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Tim and Alison White

Here’s a lovely testimonial from one of our customers!


After trawling the net for many hours looking for our next boat it was a refreshing change to see such a selection of boats in one place. From the moment I made my internet enquiry our sales executive Gareth was attentive and knowledgeable. We are a good 4 hour drive from JBT marine so when we arrived to a view a number of boats I was pleasantly surprised that our first choice was already sat in the water for a sea trail, nothing was too much trouble.

More important than the initial handling of our enquiry has been the care and time given through the sale and after the delivery to ourselves, it really has been second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending JBT marine and Gareth to anyone considering buying a boat.

Given my line of work and that I am fortunate enough to work for one of the world’s most recognisable premium brands, I am not easily impressed, JBT Marine have managed this. Well chaps keep up the quality of your service and you will no doubt continue to have a successful business for many years.

Michael Wright

Mercedes-Benz Southwest

February 2016

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Michael Wright

Here’s another testimonial from one of our lovely customers!



Funds have arrived safely.

Many thanks for a job well done.

Will of course contact you if we want a rib in the future and will recommend you to others too.

Kind regards

Tim Barker

February 2016

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Tim Barker

Another testimonial from one of our customers!

Met Gareth at jbtmarine today and was very pleased with his knowledge and his easy going manner. Not at all pushie or overbearing in sales pitch. He gave us lots of tips and helpful infomation on ribs. Although we are not in a position to buy at the moment we will be keeping an eye on your website.
We have know upped our range and are looking for a 6metre rib with a pot of around 10000 pounds.

Regards and thanks John Knight.

January 2016

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John Knight

Hi Tom,

A wee comment or two from the powerboat 2 instructor….

Says the boat is impressive and also very economical – he couldn’t believe we’d done all those manoeuvres and playing about and barely used quarter of a tank.

Thanks again were delighted with the boat – comfortable, safe and great fun – we kept an eye in the speed – want to guess what we got it going at?

Cheers Brendan

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Hi Guys,

I just wanted to thank you all for a really great couple of days with you doing the L2 powerboat course. It was really useful not just to do the course but also to spend time looking at and talking about Ribs. It really has helped to clarify my mind about what I am ultimately looking for in a Rib as I gain more confidence, which I did through the course thanks to Matt, and progress from being a fair weather calm water boater to someone who can now create a passage plan, a pilotage plan and start to get more adventurous.

I will be back for the Intermediate course.

Thanks again and regards,

Testimonials – Ribs For Sale - Malcolm

Hi Jeremy and the team at JBT

I just wanted to write and thank you for all the  great help and advice you gave me during our recent Ribeye purchase. Your whole approach was just brilliant: nothing was ever too much trouble and the aftercare has also been a superb. You really have got the whole balance so right- well done JBT!

Best Sarah Chadwick

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Sarah Chadwick

Hi all at JBT Marine,

A quick email to thank you all for such a brilliant service on both sales and after-sales. Even though i only bought a second hand rib the service i received was second to none.
Since the delivery of my 6.5 metre Ballistic, i have been on the water just 3 times because of this lovely weather we have been experiencing.
I and people i have had with me, cannot believe the handling of this rib in both flat and rough conditions. I have taken students out on a RYA powerboat course and all were surprised at, how easy it was to helm in planing and tight slow manoeuvring giving a dry smooth ride in all conditions.
Thank you for an excellent service and all the best in the future.

From Margate Kent.

Testimonials – Ribs For Sale - Kelvin

From: Graham Bartlett
Date: 2 April 2012 13:51:26 GMT+01:00
To: Tom
Subject: Cobra 8.6

Hi Tom,

Just a quick note to say thank you to you and the team for the friendly and pleasant service received whilst the RIB has been drystacked over the last 5 months.

I had a great run back to the Hamble on Saturday with my new jacket (warm as toast), hope to catch up with you during the warmer months where you can show me the finer skills of wakeboarding!


Graham & Loraine

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Graham & Loraine

Hi Kim

I spent 3 years looking for the perfect boat. Then I had a 30 minute test drive in a Ballistic Rib at one of JBT’s open days. I was sold after the first 5 minutes on board,  and bought a 6.5m Ballistic RIB with a 175 ETEC the following day.  It’s a fabulous Boat and I really enjoyed my first summer with her in the water at Abersoch. The boat looks great and the performance is fantastic for water skiing. In a rough sea the boat is great fun to drive and handles beautifully. For fishing the layout is superb. Overall I am delighted with the boat. I’d strongly recommend Ballistic to anyone who is looking for a general purpose boat that’s fast, easy to drive and great fun.

I must also add that JBT have been really helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks Matt and Kim.
Simon Woodward
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Simon Woodward

From: Robert Enock
Sent: 04 January 2011 14:55
To: Matt Rogers
Subject: Ballistic 5.5m


I feel that I need to drop you a quick line to say how refreshing it was to deal with a professional company who did exactly what they said they would when they said they would do it……………….. and on top of that, went the extra mile.

It is very rare these days that you find a company to trade with where you feel completely at ease and trust that they are going to deliver, JBT Marine did so and continue to do so. Your advice and honesty during the sales process was very welcome and I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone, either first time buyers or someone trading up. Your after sales advice and service is still extemporary.  Keep on doing what you are doing. Thanks again. Rob

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Robert Enock

Hi Matt,

Jane and I would like to thank you so much for your enthusiastic, efficient and always prompt responses in our purchase of a magnificent 5.5m Ballistic RIB.

Living in Scotland and attempting to acquire a RIB for Greece via Portsmouth was never going to be straightforward (or so we thought!).  JBT Marine were easily the most helpful of the firms we approached.  The Ballistic RIB range is highly ‘specked’ compared to most British “workboat” RIBs and far smarter.

Internationally it represented better value for money than anything we could find in Greece.  You patiently and courteously dealt with a whole host of enquiries from accessories to operation to trailering to paperwork requirements for Greece.

You arranged efficient transportation and shrink-wrapping for the journey.  All we had to do was unload and go exploring in glorious sunshine.  Perfect!

Buying this RIB from JBT has been one of the most positive experiences we’ve had (and no, he didn’t pay us to say that!).

Best Regards
Jane and Barry Williamson

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Jane and Barry Williamson
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