As I had managed to miss out on the half price offer on the Redjet, I decided to take another approach and hitched a ride with Andre on the latest Parker demonstrator
It's a Parker 650 with a Cummins QSD 2.0 170HP, and with a well designed console and four wingback Scot Seats it's a fantastic boat. There are a lot of RIBs out there that do a good enough job, but on this particular boat everything has come together really well. It doesn't look particularly revolutionary, but Parker have got all the details right.
It's no race boat, but would be an excellent mid-size cruising RIB. The combination of the deep v hull and suspension seats mean you can keep a good average speed even when the conditions aren't so good. It took the normal nasty Solent chop and ferry wakes at over 30 knots with no problem at all, which is good going in a boat this size. At under a litre a mile you could afford to go some distance in it too!