Originally Posted by MeMe
............however, where as one often covers hundreds if not thousands of miles per year in the exotic car, one usually - and I emphasise usually, only covers a fraction of those miles in ones RIB.
My mates only does about 6000 miles a year in his Ferrari - it is his weekend toy and it would lose too much value if he racked up the mileage - at an average of 15mpg = 400 gallons of petrol.
My RIB with a 225 2 stroke will prob use 80 gallons every time I take her out (4hrs x 20gph).
I would LIKE to use my RIB for - say 2 day a week for 20 weeks a year = 3200 gallons!!!
I know servicing a Ferrari aint cheap but then neither is mooring a RIB.
Wish I hadn't worked this out - it actually costs a lot more to run a RIB than a Ferrari!!!
Depreciation isn't a problem with the Ferrari either if you keep the mileage down because of the extended waiting times - he will soon be taking delivery of a new F430 which people are selling USED for £40,000 more than they cost new!!!