Since we first purchased a 6.5m Ballistic RIB it has literally transformed our weekends. They are just so practical and affordable. If you know little of boats then JBT Marine are a great start. With a full induction and RYA course qualification, we were well on our way. To the uninitiated RIBs, and Ballistics in particular, are a superb way to unwind. Whether it’s flat calm on Boxing Day or a midsummer evening, it’s quite exhilarating.
Having got the bug we upgraded to Apollo, our 7.8m Ballistic RIB: more space, more power and still easily towable. We have towed her on a leisurely drive down to the Mediterranean – best family holiday we’ve ever had. Every day was spent out on the boat (best way to get around), mooring in deserted coves, snorkelling in azure blue bays and chilling in the evening watching the fireworks in Cannes harbour.
So thanks to all at JBT, for our inductions, superb back-up, advice and for literally putting smiles on our faces every Friday in anticipation of the weekend ahead!
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
Ballistic 5.5m RIB and look forward to a lot more fun next year.
You are welcome to tell any prospective buyers that your product is fantastic and your service superb.
I don’t know how I have survived this long without one.
Having never previously owned a boat, I purchased a Ballistic 6.5m RIB from JBT Marine. At the time I found their advice very useful and totally unbiased. I have since discovered that I have definitely made the right decision and own one of the best RIBs of its size on the market today.
The aftersales service offered by JBT Marine has also been exemplary and they have resolved any minor teething problems without delay and without me needing to get involved. This has resulted in me having uninterrupted use of the RIB – something me, my family and friends still thoroughly enjoy!
Undoubtedly one of the best toys I have ever bought!
We just wanted to let you know that we are absolutely delighted with the new bench seat on our Ballistic RIB. In fact, we are delighted with the Ballistic as a whole. As well as everything that JBT Marine have done to accommodate us, making the whole buying experience a good one.
We have also just a had a fantastic day out on the water with Angus of Seasmart, who not only did a terrific job in putting us through the Powerboat Level 2 course, but also very ably demonstrated what the 6.5m is fully capable of, re-affirming our decision to buy a Ballistic. A great after-sales tool!
Once again, many thanks for everything that you have done to help us.
With very best regards,
I bought my boat through JBT Marine, but before buying a Ballistic 6.5m RIB they arranged a sea trial which I found invaluable, since it’s the only true test of a boat.
Having been to the boat show and done a lot of research I chose the Ballistic 6.5m. The package suited exactly what I was looking for; the build quality is top class with a huge amount of versatile stowage space. The boat rides well in all seas and with the chosen engine really gets up and goes. The electronics package is very comprehensive.
The entire experience dealing with JBT Marine has been a pleasure. They have been helpful, knowledgeable and above all, extremely efficient.
Earlier this year I acquired a Ballistic 6.5m RIB from JBT Marine. I had sold my last boat, a Ribeye 7.5 the previous year and was looking for a replacement. I needed a boat that would be quick, fun, safe, suitable for watersports and with a quality build. The team at Ballistic RIBS offered no nonsense advice in a forthright fashion! I soon understood why!
The product quality and standard specification excels in all regards and, in my opinion, puts to shame similar boats that have a far higher price tag. From safe family cruising to wave jumping, this boat handles in an exemplary fashion. The few minor teething problems understandably associated with a brand new “out of the wrapper” boat were dealt with in a timely and efficient manner. All in all, this is a 5 star product delivered by a 5 star team. I have recommended the Ballistic RIB to several friends and will continue to do so. Many thanks to JBT for steering me in the right direction and for the superb after-sales service.