She's coping beautifully with lumpy Solent seas

The Scorpion 6.5m Sport - coping beautifully with lumpy Solent seas

Issued by: Peta Stuart-Hunt
27 July 2009


After a spell of absence, one of the world’s leading RIB designers and manufacturers is back exhibiting at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show with a worldwide debut. Scorpion RIBs will be showing two RIBs, one of which is a brand new 6.5 metre Sport model receiving its worldwide launch.

Scorpion is showcasing its new 6.5 metre Sport RIB on the stand (near the Guinness stand). Including the engine, it is priced at £39,250 inc. VAT.

The high-end luxury market is an obvious arena for Scorpion to further expand its business. This brand is a natural fit for super yacht and big boat captains who are ‘shopping’ for the best-looking and best-performing tenders and runabouts, and of course there’s the ‘toys for the boys’ angle as well. Scorpion’s new 6.5m Sport could be just what they’re looking for.

The company has also launched a Classic edition of the 6.5m although will not exhibit the Classic at the Show. Despite this, the Scorpion 6.5m Classic is being promoted as Scorpion’s first ever production model to help entice a whole new audience into Scorpion’s embrace. As the company’s M.D., Patrick Byrne says, “By bringing a 6.5m at £35k into the arena, owning a Scorpion suddenly becomes more affordable and easier to justify.”

The Scorpion 6.5m, the smallest model in a stunning range that currently stretches from 7.5m up to 10m, brings the delights of owning and running a Scorpion to a wider, but still a highly discerning audience.  Scorpion has identified that there is a large enough market out of there of potential customers wishing to buy a Scorpion but perhaps finding it difficult to justify purchasing one of the larger models during a recession.

By producing a smaller, and significantly cheaper production model, Scorpion plans to expand its customer base at a time when some other manufacturers are keeping their heads down. By purchasing a 6.5m Scorpion RIB as opposed to any other marque, the owner immediately climbs onto a higher rung of that aspirational ladder but for a more affordable outlay.

It doesn’t stop there though.

Scorpion will exhibit a twin outboard Mediterranean 8.5m RIB. In the words of one magazine editor who tested the 8.5m, “This is a rigid inflatable that would rank alongside any craft, of any description, anywhere in the world. Attention to detail is superb and the vessel demonstrates a pleasing combination of functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics; three attributes which, when achieved harmoniously, become the ‘holy grail’ sought by all designers.”

Come along and see for yourself on Stand: J008. There will be also be more information about Scorpion’s full range spanning models from the latest 6.5m right up to the 10m Sting launched in 2008. More at: <>


Note to Editors:
We are planning a press launch for the 6.5m Sport on the Scorpion Stand J008 on PSP SBS Press/Preview Day, Friday 11th September. Please put the date in your diary and we will circulate more details in an emailed invitation nearer the time.

Media Enquiries:
Peta Stuart-Hunt
PR Works
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 679 621
Mob: +44 (0) 7711 477 707

Scorpion RIBs Enquiries/Boat Tests:
Stewart Thornley
Sales and Marketing
Scorpion RIBs
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 677 080


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