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Old 20 July 2016, 21:13   #1
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Buying a used RIB

Looking at buying a used RIB and not sure which brands are better than others. I am looking at 22-26 foot and have seen some online. I am familiar with Zodiac Hurricane 650 and 733. I operate both for work. Looking to buy a rib for personal use and don't know how Polaris, Nautica, or Gemini compare. I am familiar with outboards and know I want a boat with tubes in good condition. Mostly looking for information on hull quality, ability to handle rough water, and value. Any advice or information would be appreciated.
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Old 22 July 2016, 10:53   #2
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Old 23 July 2016, 06:13   #3
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You are asking about craft common in the US but potentially rarer elsewhere so I've moved your post to here.
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As you probably know Zodiac probably offers the most options whether it be a commercial use or recreational use rib. They have their ups and downs but for the most part build nice boats.
I've only seen one Polaris in person which we retubed and it looked to be a well built boat.
For years I was always impressed with the Nautica ribs. However, I have definitely found out that the glasswork is nowhere's near as well done as many other ribs in some cases.
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Polaris boats are all built to order. Depending on model, 3/16 or 1/4 aluminum plate.

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