You folks should know there are great builders on the EAST Coast (too)!!
ABCO (very professional boat builder, of MANY sizes in the historical ship building town of LUNENBURG, NS) ... I think you west coasters still use the dime with the Bluenose on it?? LOL
anyway, ABCO built a 25' RIB for me (tube was made in Quebec) - ABCO.ca (?)
and Roughwater (Rosborough Boats) - also in Nova Scotia (I believe same company makes the tubes in Quebec) -they just won a gov't tender to build 10 Fisheries RIBS ... no more $4-5K/boat shipping them from B.C.!
as well as RIBCRAFT USA in cape Cod!
tom - www.oceanexplorations.ca