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Testimonials for Products and Services Supplied by MRL RIBs:

See what our customers say about MRL services and RIBs.

Testimonial 1

Well done to Edward and his trusty team at MRL

Chris: Stingher Purchaser

I have owned numerous boats over the years and most recently a couple of ribs. For whole number of reasons they have never quite hit the spot and not quite lived up to the brochure. However, with MRL and Stingher i do think they provide an excellent product with a professional service to match. 

In summary:- • Stunningly beautiful to look at from a distance,
• Ability to choose your own colour matches to personalise it to you
• Excellent storage space for all skis and towing toys
• Easy to keep clean and wash down after a busy day on sandy beaches
• High quality fixture and fittings - so often lesser makes are let down here
• Layout is clean and spacious - easy to get to switches and pumps if needed

and lastly and perhaps most importantly, nothing is a problem for Edward. Even the most detailed of points Edward promptly replies and always seems to have a solution from his network of contacts.

Yes you may be able to get cheaper ribs but you will always have issues, it will never look quite right and the back up service is not as you may wish it to be.

Testimonial 2

Stinger 800GT Owner

Brian Reid

Just taken delivery of my Stingher 840GT Super Sport rib from MRL Marine and I have to say I have been seriously impressed by the front to back service. 

Met with Edward and used his advice to select my "spec" from a bespoke list of options. Set a fairly tight deadline for delivery so that I could have the boat for during the kids holidays and was pleased to be kept informed of progress the whole time during the build. Not only was the quality of the boat superb, it arrived early! Really really pleased with the whole experience. The advice, the transparency and the efficiency. Fantastic!

Testimonial 3

Redbay 7.4 Owner

Jamie Berry

I purchased a Redbay from MRL Marine in spring 2013.  The boat was delivered on time and on budget, and the pre sales, and, perhaps more importantly, post sales service and attention from Edward Pedley and his team has been first class.

Testimonial 4

Stingher 840GT Super Sport Sport Owner

James: MRL Stingher Purchaser

Buying my first RIB could have been a fraught experience given the sheer range of craft available.

The Stingher matched my criteria of size, high quality finish and seagoing ability and from there it became easy with the help of MRL the main agent who were outstanding throughout the whole process of test drive to delivery. End result is I have a RIB that does exactly what it says on the tin and has given us a lot of pleasure.

The Stingher/MRL combination is a winner!

Testimonial 5

Stingher 840GT Super Sport Sport Owner

Mike and Bev: MRL Stingher Purchasers

My partner and I were total novices with regard to boating. Although we had started to look at everything from sports cruisers to fishing boats and RIBs - it has to be said we were totally confused in so many ways! In our quest to find a boat that we felt would suit us we thought it would be a good idea to visit the Southampton boat show in September last year.

We spent the day looking at all types of boat in various sizes and price. In our wanderings we decided a RIB was the boat for us for a number of reasons.  It was here we met Edward Pedley CEO of MRL Marine Ltd who spent a considerable amount of time discussing our boating requirements. We were very impressed with the ethos of the company and the design and quality build of their boats. We arranged a sea trial in a Stingher 800 GT Sport with 2 x 200hp Mercury outboards, which was most impressive.

The ride was excellent; it was smooth and comfortable even in choppy waters and the power was exhilarating, reassuring and great fun. Over the next few weeks we had numerous conversations with Edward and discussed our various options. We took delivery on Good Friday 2015 and several weeks on we are so delighted with our purchase.

Our Stingher RIB looks great, handles really well and essentially gives us a real feeling of safety. We have been so pleased with the truly professional service that Edward has given us - no pressurised selling - he is more interested in doing everything possible to meet every need and ensure you are happy with your purchase.

I would urge anyone looking to purchase a RIB to pay MRL Marine Ltd a visit for great advice from Edward in discussing your boating requirements. 

Testimonial 6

Stingher 840GT Super Sport Custom Sport Owner

John N (London)

Having looked, owned and tried most of the top brands of Ribs, I recently decided to buy a new Stingher 840GT Super Sport Custom Sport.

I went to MRL in Southampton and sat down with Edward to discuss the various options available. These included seating, colours, engine brand, single or twin, electronics, etc. I must admit I found Edward extremely knowledgeable not only about the Stingher product but also that of his competitors. He was very patient with my wife and I and eventually our specification was completed. About 8-9 weeks later our new Stingher was ready for us to take delivery of, in time as promised to take on holiday.

The Rib is very good. It exceeds everything I had hoped for, and has got to be probably the best Rib overall that I have owned, and I have owned quite a few, some costing a great deal more money.

In summary, if you are looking for a top quality Rib, with excellent handling, that is safe, dry, comfortable, and good value, then go and see Edward at MRL in Southampton view the latest Stingher range. Thank you MRL.

Testimonial 7

Stingher 840GT Super Sport Sport Owner

George: MRL Stingher Purchaser

I feel I should write to you to thank you for the level service you have given me with the recent purchase of my Stingher 840GT Super Sport Sport.

I was never going to be the easiest of customers as I was quite specific about what specification and colours I wanted. But I must admit you exceeded my expectations. Your level of finish and attention to detail is something I have never had on previous Ribs, albeit they have been top brands and similar if not more money.

Having now had the Stingher for 7 months, I can honestly say it has never missed a beat. Everything was checked at it’s first service and it’s fine.

The performance if very good, and it’s the driest Rib I have ever owned. My wife loves the Scotseats, we are very pleased we had those.

Well done Edward and MRL Marine, you have a very contented customer.

Testimonial 8

Stingher 840GT Super Sport Custom Owner

John R Channel Islands: MRL Stingher Purchaser

Having owned a day boat, sportscruiser and flybridge in nearly 30 years of boating, I was going to be a hard customer to please. I discovered Stingher fairly early on in my research as one of the few RIBs that ticked most of my boxes.

Edward delivered my electronics, seating requirements and finishes – many unique to my GT800. And 1 year on I remain delighted. The dry, stable, well-planted ride, huge storage capacity and superbly thought out design really do define the GT as a “Grand Tourer” of sports RIBS.

Delivery was brilliantly organized by MRL pretty much on time despite a slight factory glitch and the rigging impeccable with only one minor snag attended to without question.

MRL and Stingher have my unqualified recommendation. You won’t be disappointed.

Testimonial 9

Stingher 9M

MRL Stingher Purchaser

Over the last 10 years we have been fortunate to have owned a number of boats, 3 of them being RIBS. We can say without doubt the 9m Stingher supplied by Ed from MRL has provided us with a terrific craft. The overall standard of finish throughout the RIB is on parallel with some of the major boat manufactures and way above the majority of other RIB manufactures. The overall space and storage is unrivalled, combined a number of other neat features such as the electric windlass, touch screen electronics and solar panel.

There will be those that say a RIB doesn’t require items such as suspension seats, a toilet and Bimini, however I can assure you that if you wish to use your RIB enjoying time with friends and family for exploring, mooring up in bays and up rivers such as Beaulieu, these features broaden your options and enjoyment for all on board, significantly.

The performance on the water is excellent, the twin engine set up provides stability, security and assured handling for all those on board. The extra weight and power of having a second engine provides a smoother, balanced ride across a wide range of sea conditions. At the end of the day, a key factor to determining the overall satisfaction and confidence that you gain from owning a RIB is the back up and service received from the manufacture and dealer. On this point, you will be hard pushed to find a better service and response than the one we have experienced from Ed at MRL..

023 8033 5333 or 023 8023 8084
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