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900GT STINGHER REVIEW - BY POWER BOAT AND RIB.

The Stingher 900GT

The Stingher 900GT is considered to be an effective blend of Italian style and British practicality, as Greg Copp describes …

Built in Italy and rigged and fitted out by MRL in the UK, this is one of a line of tough luxury RIBs with an impressive range of sensible design features. Only the hull and tubes are Italian built – everything else, from the synthetic teak decking to the engines, is specified and fitted by Southampton-based MRL. Having plenty of experience in this field, MRL have created a very ‘driver-focused’ boat, from shock-absorbing Scot seats to a wide range of engines from every manufacturer. Historically the RIB may be a British concept, but the Italians also share a passion in this field, and this shows in the Stingher......

 

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BOATS TESTED

800GT STINGHER REVIEW - BY POWER BOAT AND RIB.

The Stingher 800GT

The Stingher 800GT is a boat I know almost as well as my own. I am familiar with every detail of its shape, form and purpose. I remember the locations of braces, hatches and screws. I can recall the internal dimensions of lockers and, having tested it in one form or another three times in as many years, I can bring to mind exactly the ways in which Ed Pedley at MRL has overseen its development. We’ve seen folding plastic cup holders and grab handles replaced with glittering steel; we’ve seen the doubling up of gas rams in the storage spaces; we’ve seen the rigging of a user-friendly, one-handed aft bench lid; and we’ve seen the gradual elevation of the features list to incorporate items such as a carbon-style collar and LED strips in all the main

 

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