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STINGHER 10 GT CUSTOM SPORT REVIEW - BY POWER BOAT AND RIB.

STINGHER 10 GT CUSTOM SPORT

Any self-respecting RIB spotter will probably be wondering why we are featuring a boat originally tested a decade ago. The fact is that the new version of the Italian-built 10m Stingher, the GT Custom Sport, is worthy of further review. It has the same 10m non- stepped hull that has been unchanged since the original 2006 32ft anniversary model. However, apart from the forward storage, whose ski locker and deep central cavity can swallow a mountain of kit, the boat has changed significantly.

Needless to say, much of this is down to contemporary styling, though the original boat was hardly lacking in looks. The GT Custom Sport, with its carbon-fibre imprint tubes, striking red-upholstered Scot seats and teardrop console, certainly catches the eye. What I love about the MRL Stingher range......

 

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STINGHER 900GT CUSTOM SPORT HARDTOP REVIEW - BY POWER BOAT AND RIB.

Stingher 900GT Custom Sport Hardtop

It would not be incorrect to say that RIBs have changed considerably over the last decade. That does not mean that conventional jockey-seated rigid inflatables have lost their following, just that the big inflatable has widened its appeal. Call it the Italian dimension. The Italians were a close second behind the Brits during the RIB revolution of the 1970s, and although they went off in a different direction, we have seen a wide selection of Mediterranean-style RIBs gracing our shores for some time as they have proven increasingly popular with the rank and STINGHER PBR TEST file of UK boaters

 

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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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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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