Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 August 2015, 09:49   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Here's another good website:

http://www.redbayboats.com/storm-force-range

Hope that helps
__________________

__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 10:22   #12
Member
 
islandflyer's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Nassau, Bahamas
Boat name: Harbour Safaris
Make: Parker RIB 9m & 10m
Length: 10m +
Engine: Verado 250 & 350
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 176
he's operating out of the USA, will have to buy USA manufactured boats.

You will also have to pay customs entry fees each trip, paperwork, and follow all of the Bahamas rules and regulations when it comes to fishing and diving.

http://www.bahamas.com/boating-enter-exit

You'll also have opposition from locals:

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2015/...reign-vessels/
__________________

__________________
islandflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 11:48   #13
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
Our boat will run 6 or less so hull can be made outside of the US. We dont plan on running any diving charters off our boats per say we would focus on infusing each destinations economy into our trips using local hotels/dive shops & Restaurants and local guides for spearfishing etc. we are more of a taxi from location to location and making all reservations for them.
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 12:16   #14
Member
 
islandflyer's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Nassau, Bahamas
Boat name: Harbour Safaris
Make: Parker RIB 9m & 10m
Length: 10m +
Engine: Verado 250 & 350
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 176
Gotcha - just make sure you factor in the $150 cruising permit each time and a $25/person departure tax over 3 persons.

I like the idea actually, if you're going to use local hotels, restaurants, dive ops, charter fishing, etc.

Also, you may want to consider smaller twins for reliability and safety - you never know if there's a mechanic or parts around where you fail...perhaps get a Sea Tow membership too
__________________
islandflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 13:07   #15
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
Yes, keeping it local is what we want will make the trips a lot funner and more of an adventure. We travel in pairs for safety. and the singles give us better range and also makes getting in and out of the boats so much easier.
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 13:14   #16
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 572
ribs

Will there be a discount for Rib.net members??
__________________
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 13:15   #17
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
Lol, if we decide to do it i will probably do a few shakedown runs to get it all dialed in and could offer discounts for BETA Testers.
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 13:22   #18
zip
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Pacific Beach
Boat name: Dash II
Make: Willard
Length: 7m +
Engine: Cummins
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 565
"Sea Tow Membership"
😂😂😂
__________________
zip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 16:07   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
If you do it I'll come over to be a practice passenger
__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2015, 17:17   #20
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
I'm not a diver, but RIB cruising in the Bahamas sounds like a great idea. I'd be interested to see how the pricing works out.
__________________

__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.