Originally Posted by B-more Andy
I'm a newbie to the forum and RIB's and powerboats in general. I'm in Baltimore and currently looking at a 2001 Apex A-19 to use as a photo boat.
I'd love to hear about your purchase of the A-17. I'm feeling kind of clueless about what to look for with a used Apex not to mention current market value - which led me to these forums.
Good to see fellow Chesapeake RIB'ers on my first visit here.
Three things I really like about the Apex.
1. The console is offset to starboard giving more useable internal space
2. The tubes are 23" as opposed to 20". Sitting in/on them felt better to me (I'm 6'2")
3. Non marking rub rail. When you raft up with friends, you don't leave scuff marks on their hulls.
Let me know if you make it down to Solomons Island area. Be happy to run out with you and let you see how it rides.