Rupprath family

The master business is now in the 3rd generation and successfully managed for over 50 years!

A family run business with over 50 years of history. We offer a wide range of new and used powerboats and support you with comprehensive and expert advice.

Family history
At the beginning of the 1970s, the company’s founder Franz Rupprath and his wife and their 3 children went on vacation to the sea in the former Yugoslavia several times. With a used inflatable boat, equipped with a “king motor”, the hobby of water sports was born.

Technical difficulties with the engine were no problem for Franz Rupprath, as he was a master mechanic for cars and 2-wheelers and had the engines under control. Thus, at the vacation resort, other guests, through energetic help, the joy of the vacations was preserved. At home in Rietberg, far away from navigable water, the decision was soon made to go into business for himself and the one-man business Rupprath Boote was started. At that time still in the city center of Rietberg.

At the beginning only as a sideline. But soon the clientele increased. As early as the mid-1970s, the RIO shipyard from Italy showed interest and concluded a RIO agency contract. The Metzeler inflatable boats of the time were added.

In 1985, a new building with workshop, office, warehouse, showrooms and salesrooms was erected on an area of approx. 1,600 sqm in Rietberg, near the A2 motorway/exit Gütersloh or Rheda-Wiedenbrück, in the Konrad-Adenauer-Straße industrial estate. The operation has been expanded over the years to the latest standards.

Son Jochen Rupprath has been with the company since the end of the 1980s and passed the master craftsman’s examination as a car mechanic in 1992. His son Stephan Rupprath passed his two masters in (mechanic) 2013 and (electrical engineering) 2018.

As a 2nd mainstay, the “Rupprath trailers” were manufactured and distributed since the beginning of independence. In 1998, the company took over the production and distribution of the “safety trailers”, which have been known in the industry for a long time.

In the meantime, the company operates under the name Bootscenter Rietberg and is a contractual partner of ZAR Formenti, RIO-Yachts, Scarani Boats, Crescent Boats, MerCruiser, Mercury, Honda Marine, Yamaha and Volvo Penta.

Team
Stephan Rupprath

Carina Rupprath

Sylvia Rupprath

Jochen Rupprath

Rafael Oppong

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Leider sind aktuell keine Stellen ausgeschrieben.
Sie können uns aber gerne eine Initiativbewerbung an: info@bootscenter-rietberg.de senden.

Services
  • Motor boats of the companies Rio-Yachts, Scarani, ZAR Mini + Formenti, Silver + Terhi Boats, Crescent
  • Boat engines from Honda, Mercury, Yamaha, MerCruiser, Volvo-Penta, Suzuki
  • Inflatable boats (Honwave, Quicksilver)
  • Trailer, trailer and metal construction
  • Preparation/presentation for the main inspection (HU) according to. § 29 StVZO by DEKRA in our company
  • Spare parts store
  • sworn expert for boats, boat engines and aggregates
  • Water sports supplies
  • Funding
  • Product review
  • Purchase and sale
  • Insurance
  • Winter camp

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