01/07/2009


Scorpion - Scorpion ribs to launch 6.5 metre deluxe model at PSP Southammton Boat Show : stand J008

After a spell of absence, one of the world´s leading RIB designers and manufacturers is back exhibiting at this year´s PSP Southampton Boat Show with a worldwide debut.

Scorpion RIBs will be showing two RIBs, one of which is a brand new 6.5 metre Deluxe model receiving its worldwide launch at this year´s Show. 

Scorpion will showcase its new 6.5 metre Deluxe RIB on its stand (near the Guinness stand). Including the engine, it is priced at £39,250 inc. VAT. 

The high-end luxury market is an obvious arena for Scorpion to further expand its business. This brand is a natural fit for super yacht and big boat captains who are `shopping´ for the best-looking and best-performing tenders and runabouts, and of course there´s the `toys for the boys´ angle as well. Scorpion´s new 6.5m Deluxe could be just what they´re looking for. 

The company has also launched a Classic edition of the 6.5m. The Scorpion 6.5m Classic is being promoted as Scorpion´s first ever production model to help entice a whole new audience into Scorpion´s embrace. As the company´s M.D., Patrick Byrne says, "By bringing a 6.5m at £35k into the arena, owning a Scorpion suddenly becomes more affordable and easier to justify." 

The Scorpion 6.5m, the smallest model in a stunning range that currently stretches from 7.5m up to 10m, brings the delights of owning and running a Scorpion to a wider, but still a highly discerning audience. Scorpion has identified that there is a large enough market out of there of potential customers wishing to buy a Scorpion but perhaps finding it difficult to justify purchasing one of the larger models during a recession. 

By producing a smaller, and significantly cheaper production model, Scorpion plans to expand its customer base at a time when some other manufacturers are keeping their heads down. By purchasing a 6.5m Scorpion RIB as opposed to any other marque, the owner immediately climbs onto a higher rung of that aspirational ladder but for a more affordable outlay. 

It doesn´t stop there though. 

Scorpion is also exhibiting a twin outboard Mediterranean 8.5m RIB. In the words of one magazine editor who tested the 8.5m, "This is a rigid inflatable that would rank alongside any craft, of any description, anywhere in the world. Attention to detail is superb and the vessel demonstrates a pleasing combination of functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics; three attributes which, when achieved harmoniously, become the `holy grail´ sought by all designers." 

Come along and see for yourself on Stand: J008. There will be also be more information about Scorpion´s full range spanning from the latest 6.5m right up to the 10m Sting launched in 2008. 

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