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Old 12 March 2016, 02:01   #1
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Jockey seats or bench - Which is more desirable?

Come resale, on a 6M Ribeye, what would be more desirable - Jockey seats or bench?

What are the pros and cons?

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Old 12 March 2016, 04:05   #2
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Come resale, on a 6M Ribeye, what would be more desirable - Jockey seats or bench?

What are the pros and cons?

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I prefer jockeys, gives you the option to stand when bouncy, you don't slide when cornering but you do lose some storage shape, bench is better for large items.
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I agree with Andy - Jockeys give far more stability and I'd say safety/security in any sort of sea (although others may have different views).

Bench gives more storage and is a more "relaxing" option if its flat - not so much fun if it start to get lumpy.

As with everything it depends what boating you and your target sales market want to do - the layouts will attract slightly different buyers

If it's about what you buy, go for the configuration that best suits your needs, that way you'll get maximum satisfaction and use from the boat.

Don't worry about the resale until you need to.

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I suspect other things in a similar vein will affect resale too... Like tube colour.

You probably see less orange RIBs with benches, you probably see less white ones without. It's the overall 'leisure' feel or 'go anywhere in anything' feel that your market is likely to be drawn to.

In my opinion the Eye is slightly more on the leisure end of the spectrum. You can push it either way and create a platform for sipping gin or beef it up to go anywheremost places. If you are looking for a genuine go anywhere I'd look elsewhere for my hull. You'd probably find doing that would result in you struggling to find a back bench...

Do you want a land rover defender for the sea or the comfort of a Chelsea tractor
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Come resale, on a 6M Ribeye, what would be more desirable - Jockey seats or bench?

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I suspect that on a 6m Ribeye, the bench seat model would have more appeal on the aftermarket in the UK? IMO, you're absolutely right to consider the question now - "the day you buy is the day you sell".

My own experience over the years with both jockeys and benches on the same boat is that the majority of women* and old(er) passengers prefer benches (aka sofas ). Small kids have issues with jockeys and are easier managed on a bench. SO a family/leisure seat configuration seems to make the most sense for a family/leisure RIB, no?


*Don't start into me on this - it's not my opinion, just observation.
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It's got to be a stripey sofa on a Ribeye.
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If you are looking for a genuine go anywhere I'd look elsewhere for my hull. You'd probably find doing that would result in you struggling to find a back bench...
"Ya think, DiNozzo?" *slap!*



Not one, but two on a genuine go anywhere 7.4m boat. One is easy on a 6m.
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For a man without a telly that's a surprising reference!
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For a man without a telly that's a surprising reference!
Not HAVING one and never WATCHING one are different things.

Besides, Donegaldan issues "Gibbs slaps" for poor boatmanship and snippy personal remarks, so I'm familiar with them...


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