Originally Posted by Tomas
Shipping is a bitch on boats due to the fact that they put the rig on an open stackable container...20' in my case and charge you for the entire cube. I don't know how they move them across the atlantic or what that cost is on a comparable basis.
If I could get ten grand for it which would include an almost new aluminum trailer I would deal!
Thanks for the comment on the Ribcraft...that seems to be the concensus.
I know a thing or two about shipping boats... Ive packed a 23' Sonar sailboat into tall 40' boxes more than once to send back and forth from Europe, and imported my wife's current race boat from Indonesia. I've usually been blessed with a shipping sponsorship though, so the freight charges were usually free.
That freight charge is usually ~$3000-$3500 USD, give or take a few hundred, not including packing or unpacking the box, which we've usually done ourselves.
Advertise it for $10K and see if there are any bites. That's the only way to know.
I've driven a fair number of different RIBs available in the US, while supporting disabled sailing events. Ribcrafts have been the only ones that didn't make me long for my Searider. I'd love to have a 5.85 someday, but they're too pricey for me currently. Maybe someday... Ribcraft USA is about 1.5 miles from my house. They're very friendly and nice, though they've not managed to pull through for me with a demo or used boat to use when I've been in a bind.