is Bladerider bankrupt?

I have just skyped with Niki who has found an some information on google:
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I am not sure if this website is trustworthy and if Bladerider is really bankrupt. I haven’t found any other evidence and the BR website doesn’t mention anything like this. However rumors that BR is in trouble have been circulating even before the 2009 worlds and you didn’t hear about many people ordering new Bladeriders.

Has anyone got more information?

PS.: Here is the link to the screenshot above

9 Responses to “is Bladerider bankrupt?”

  1. Tom says:

    Interesting to see they only seem to be producing model of bladerider at the moment as well.

  2. Darren says:

    now “bladerider limited” , just shafting all the suppliers for hundreds of thousands of USD

  3. andrew says:

    yes they are now bladerider 2010 ltd – only selling the RX model – shafted their suppliers – why get an RX when you could get a decent Carbon boat cheaper from Assassin or get a Mach 2 as a nice expensive model?

  4. Peter says:

    bladerider 2010 ltd? do they not belive to exist in 2011?

  5. Niki says:

    So it is even better to have a good alternative with Assassin! Think no one wants a moth class only with mach2. The Assassin is fast enough to win the wolds! Just depending on the sailers skills! And about inflated prices of mach2, we do not need to talk about!

    • Graham Simmonds says:

      You need to take care when criticising the Mach2 when the build quality of the Assassin is so poor. Currently it is not going to win anything until the company delivers a set of foils that do not fall to pieces. the evidence of the video on this website also shows a Mach2 clearly overtaking an Assassin twice.

      My view is that you get what you pay for in all things and this has been proven with the excellent after sales care I have recd from McConaghy and the Mach2 team culminating after 6 months of hard sailing, a bullet proof reliable boat. There are not many Assassin owners who can claim the same.

  6. done like a dinner says:

    yep, shafted the suppliers me included. they owe heaps…. think of a really large number with ending in ‘illion’
    can’t pay the bills? run away! leave the mess for families and ecent businesses to deal with and start again under another name… nice.
    Got to ask… Do you really wan’t to buy a boat from people like this? needless to say they won’t be making anymore ‘racing’ hydrofoils.

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