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Ballistic 5.5m

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 as you can see from the enclosed pictures. 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

Hi Matt

Just to let you know we had a fantastic day on the new Ballistic at Exmouth today.  It gave a very smooth ride and the engine is very smooth and powerful. Can hardly believe it is a 2 stroke. I think a 4 stroke would have been too heavy to manhandle on and off the trailer and pushing around our driveway. So we are all very pleased with the 5.5 Ballistic and look forward to a lot more fun next year.

Many thanks
Tim Willcocks – September 2009


We bought a Ballistic 5.5m RIB in March 2006 from JBT. We have had fantastic fun on the Solent visiting beaches and marinas. Early this year the RIB developed a fault with the petrol tank. JBT investigated and identified the cause of the fault. Because of the inconvenience, they replaced our boat with a 2007 model at no expense to us. For us, JBT kept to the word of their 'Customer Charter' - their after-sales support is excellent. We have had a great summer using a great RIB.
P & J Smith, Portsmouth, September 2007


My husband Atty was born in a boat – he loved them and up until five/six years ago owned a hard hulled vessel. Atty began his hunt for the ‘perfect RIB’ two years before we found JBT marine. Jason at JBT talked us through our requirements in great detail, listened, and then walked us round the vast boatyard presenting only those that fitted the brief. We were both incredibly impressed by Jason’s knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm. What a nice guy. We ended up buying a Ballistic 5.5m and never looked back.
I became captain of ‘Baby Ballistic’ two years ago. I was a complete novice, but very keen to give it a go as my children loved the boat as much as their Daddy did. I needed BIG help and support in all aspect of maintenance and transport. Amazingly it worked out. We did it and have had two glorious summers afloat. When I say ‘we did it’, it is very much a team effort including all the boys and Louise at JBT Marine. Many, many thanks.
Sophie Cowling, Ballistic 5.5m Owner, Isle of Wight


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