Originally Posted by Aming
Actually we are looking at the 2008 Zodiac pro open 650 ($41000). Do you know whether there is a way for us to buy this boat?
Look for one about 10 years earlier. New boats are damned expensive; that goes away pretty quickly when you start looking at used boats.
Drop by a chandler (West Marine, etc.; not really sure of any others on your side of the SF Bay) and take a look at some of the free magazines. Most have a classified section in them. Be aware, though, that RIBs are not as popular here as they are in Europe/UK. Still, they show up every now and then.
Seems to me that if you go with the new one, you've got the boat as collateral, so a company that does boat loans should be able to work something out. Don't know.
Oh, and... Go Bears. :-)