Originally Posted by fitou
Hi have been looking around for a RIB and have seen a Ribtech that I am interested in it has a 135hp 2.5 V6 2 stroke outboard. Is this engine going to be thirsty or what is it likely to cost me to run fuel wise and servicing, thanks
Compared to cars all outboards are thirsty!
2 strokes are particularly thirsty.
That engine will be burn 50L of fuel per hour if you give it the chance. How thirsty depends on fast you want to go, the load, the boat, the waves, the driver etc.
I can't comment specifically on servicing but IMHO everything marine is expensive, on top of which most marine mechanics are associated with main dealers which keeps prices high. I'm not aware of particular brands being more or less expensive, with the exception of the E-tecs with their 3 yr service interval.