HPiVS gets behind the RIB 4 Macmillan charity

At the Southampton Boatshow, HPiVS stumbled across the charity “RIB 4 Macmillan” which is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Members from the RIBnet forum joined forces with professionals from the marine trade to rebuild & customise an incredible 2005 Avon Searider. The RIB will be auctioned on eBay during the 2014 Southampton Boat Show and 100% of the sale price will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The project was largely driven by Custom RIB and Henshaw Inflatables and includes an engine donated by Rolls-Royce and a console with original dials from RYA....

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Is a certificate valid after a manufacturer closes?

We are often asked what happens to the validity of certificates when a manufacturer closes, particularly when bankrupt and no transfer of ownership results.  This question was posed to the EU Commission for a legal ruling and they have returned with the following: “The EC type examination certificate for the boat placed on the market remains valid even after the manufacturer bankrupted.The EC type-examination certificate refers to a product, not to the manufacturer. In case there is a new manufacturer who wants to produce the same type of boat under the same brand, he must apply for...

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HPi rebrands to HPiVS

We are very pleased to introduce our new logo & freshly registered trademark to the world. Following discussion with various other European companies called “hpi” or “HPI”, we have also agreed to refer to ourselves as “HPiVS” which matches our website address. This is the company’s 3rd logo:

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HPiVS to show at IBEX 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, HPiVS will be exhibiting at IBEX. This year, the show has been moved from Louisville Kentucky to Tampa, Florida. The show is open from 30th September to 2nd October 2014. Come and see us in the Compliance Pavilion, booth number 535. The Compliance Pavilion will be hosting a coffee morning from 10-11am Wednesday 1st October. Enjoy a free doughnut on us!

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