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About Us: History, Key People, XS Ribs, BMC on Line, Move to Welwyn Garden

Best Price Outboard Yamaha Mercury Mariner Zodiac XS Rib Sun Sport Loncin "Bottom of the Hill"

BARNET MARINE have been around a VERY LONG time, founded by Keith Chapman back in the mid 60's as part of his then "village shop"  It must have gone something like "a pint of milk and an outboard motor sir ?"

 

The story is that he had a village shop selling milk and the like.  He bought a Tent for a holiday, his wife used it once and vowed never to camp again.  "Sell it in the shop" so he did and quickly realised that more people wanted tents than milk....... Barnet Camping was born.   A while later he tried an inflatable boat on holiday, similar response  "Sell it in the shop" and Barnet Camping and Marine" was born.

 

 

Over the next 10 years Boats took over and we became a Limited Company in 1988   Barnet Marine Centre Limited.  

 

We traded from the "bottom of the hill" (see above) in Barnet till 2005 when we moved to our current Welwyn Garden City address.  This coincided with Laurence Lock, who had joined in 1986, taking over from the Chapman family.  XS Ribs was founded in 2000 when it became apparent to Laurence that Tornado Ribs were going to withdraw from the UK Market.  This marked a change in the direction of Barnet Marine as they then properly moved in to boat building as well as retailing.

 

Over the years we have seen it all come and go, C Craft, Campari, Metzler, Ailsa Craig, Archimides Penta, Seagull, Dell Quay, Fletcher and alas Avon and Tornado.

"BMC: Where we are now" Where we are now.

We have been in the inflatable and outboard business for nearly 50 years and that helps when looking at "new stuff" as you have the history in your mind of what has been before.

 

Selling has moved on line and we trade in this medium through our E BAY SHOP for all that we sell, outboard motors and boats through to key ring floats !

 

We akso trade on line through or ON LINE STORE in this web site, this is JUST for the latest best prices on Outboard Motors and Inflatable Boats.

 

We are a leading manufacture of  RIGID HULLED INFLATABLES WITH THE XS BRAND.  This is a range of craft 3.6 - 9.9 m that we manufacture and distribute through out the world.

Our Current line up of staff:

MD:  Laurence Lock

E:  info@ribs.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 1707 331 389

 

Laurence joined BMC in 1986 and has developed the Rib and online side of the business.  A keen diver and fisherman he uses all of the products BMC sells.

FD:  Sally Lock

E:  sally@ribs.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 1707 331 389

 

Sally keeps us all in check and overses the accounts side of the business.

ED:  Neil Mason

E:  neil@ribs.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 1707 331 389

 

Neil has been with BMC longer than Laurence, his immense knowledge is used every day in running the engineering side of the business, servicing and new boat fit out.

SD:  Martin Saggers

E:  martin@ribs.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 1707 331 389

 

Martin joined in 2006 and is the sales director, he also controls purchasing.  A keen diver he has first hand knowledge of the products we sell.

Engineer:  Adam Grey

 

Adam works with Neil in our workshops, he has a long practical background in petrol engines and is skilled in the fitting out of our new craft.

Sales:  Jack Saggers

E:  jack@ribs.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 1707 331 389

 

Jack works on the sales side of the buisiness, he has been in boats all his life and has a first hand knowledge of all that we sell.

 

 

I would also like to thank the other guys who work for us, Steve, Alex, Christopher, Yvonne we just do not have enough room to get them all on.


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