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Old 21 September 2007, 11:50   #1
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Goldfish 29 D-max

Boat of the week for me at the Southampton Boat Show was undoubtedly the Goldfish 29 with the Goldfish D-max 370 version of the Yanmar 300.

The red and black colour scheme of their show boat manages to be striking without looking outlandish, and the attention to detail on this boat is fantastic.

These photos really don't do it justice, but will give you an idea of what it's like. It's a serious, fast, offshore RIB - and it still has a pop-up teak table!

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Well laid out helm with sit/stand bolster seats. The console is big enough for the obligatory Portapotti, although I suspect it won't actually get a lot of use in practise.
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The engine cover makes a large sunpad, which cunningly converts into a simple but practical bench seat. Slide on tubes with substantial tracks fitted to the raised bow locker should keep the tubes firmly in place when things get nasty.
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Last, but by no means least, the engine bay.

This looks like a textbook installation, and is one of the tidiest that I have ever seen. The electric ram that lifts the lid is massive, as are most of the other ancillaries like the raw water strainer and the exhaust.

Goldfish apparently do quite a lot of tuning work on the D-max engines giving it an extra 70hp and 450RPM. It certainly looks the business.
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Stunning and still a proper RIB. You do lose a lot of space with a diesel inboard though - do they do an outboard version?
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Fantastic boat!

Dare I ask.... price?
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I saw this RIB today and can tell you it looked really striking, I think they could have done the front of the console more favors, but was nice none the less.
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Dare I ask.... price?
From the price list which I just happen to have in front of me: 107,027 inc VAT with a regular Yanmar, or 116,948 with the D-max. You'd probably end up adding another 10k or so in extras.

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Looks like they nicked their idears from Endeavours aircraft rib build
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Stunning and still a proper RIB. You do lose a lot of space with a diesel inboard though - do they do an outboard version?

No outboard version...

Take a look at Arctic Blue...


John Kennett, Do you know any performance with the D-Max?
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