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Old 20 December 2007, 15:27   #1
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ribcraft usa prices?

just curious as to what the differences in prices are between ribcraft uk and usa. I am interested in a 4.8m with a 75hp etec for skiing and coastal sea travel (vancouver island). I am wondering what to expect price wise. i would think around 20k US with trailer. Am i off base? thanks
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Old 20 December 2007, 15:34   #2
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If you go the the ribcraft USA website they have a "build your rib" feature were you can fill in your requirements and they will E mail you back a quote.
Contact is Adam Moore, a nice guy and very helpfull. I think you are low on the 20k US. though.
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Old 20 December 2007, 16:02   #3
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If you go the the ribcraft USA website they have a "build your rib" feature were you can fill in your requirements and they will E mail you back a quote.
Contact is Adam Moore, a nice guy and very helpfull. I think you are low on the 20k US. though.
Hope this hlps
thank you i did not see that. i think i am low also but perhaps it can be done with minimal options
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Old 20 December 2007, 16:26   #4
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As a guide...

The University spent just under 14k on a very well spec'd 4.8 with Mariner 60 4 stroke 2 years ago, not that that really helps you much!
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Old 20 December 2007, 20:51   #5
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thank you i did not see that. i think i am low also but perhaps it can be done with minimal options
Yes, mimimise the options as you are not only going to pay the retail price for them but pay mucho $'s for the rigging. If you can do your own rigging then spec. a basic boat + the items you are not comfortable doing yourself.
This approach will bring the price way down.
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Old 21 December 2007, 00:02   #6
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Adam,
I got pricing from Ribcraft USA in 2004 when I was looking for my boat.
The packages were quite high and as said, you can save some dollars getting the base boat and rigging yourself(or use a local company)
Back in 2004 the base 4.8 boat was $12,000 .(with console and single pod seat)
From there, every add on really ballooned the cost. Example 18 gall tank $665
nav lights $350 ,extra bench seat $1,300. etc etc

The engine was going to set you back around $6,000 plus $1,500 to rig it.
Also about a thousand for basic electrics and gauges
Throw in the trailer for another $1500 and the price is getting up there.

What finaly put me off was the $3000 plus shipping cost to San Diego.

I managed to get a Suzuki DF90 localy ,that had been on display and had a few scratches, for a great price.The same dealer did me a deal on rigging it.
Most of the other stuff I did myself after buying a "boat only package" from another company.

So good luck and hope you find a good deal
cheers Dal
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Old 22 December 2007, 05:45   #7
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just curious as to what the differences in prices are between ribcraft uk and usa. I am interested in a 4.8m with a 75hp etec for skiing and coastal sea travel (vancouver island). I am wondering what to expect price wise. i would think around 20k US with trailer. Am i off base? thanks
Have you checked with your local builders? There's a few RIB manufacturers in your neck of the woods (Sidney, Langley, etc.)

Polaris build fiberglass RIB's that I'm sure would be cheaper than the aluminum hulls they specialize in, but I don't know how they price out. Might be worth a phone call.

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Old 22 December 2007, 20:13   #8
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Adam,
I got pricing from Ribcraft USA in 2004 when I was looking for my boat.
The packages were quite high and as said, you can save some dollars getting the base boat and rigging yourself(or use a local company)
Back in 2004 the base 4.8 boat was $12,000 .(with console and single pod seat)
From there, every add on really ballooned the cost. Example 18 gall tank $665
nav lights $350 ,extra bench seat $1,300. etc etc

The engine was going to set you back around $6,000 plus $1,500 to rig it.
Also about a thousand for basic electrics and gauges
Throw in the trailer for another $1500 and the price is getting up there.

What finaly put me off was the $3000 plus shipping cost to San Diego.

I managed to get a Suzuki DF90 localy ,that had been on display and had a few scratches, for a great price.The same dealer did me a deal on rigging it.
Most of the other stuff I did myself after buying a "boat only package" from another company.

So good luck and hope you find a good deal
cheers Dal
Thanks for the info.

I did a price quote and the base price has now gone up to $16,000 for the 4.8 which is very expensive. As well, all the options have also gone up 25% from the prices you quoted above. I am assuming this means they are flexible on their prices, or I am hoping so, but it is still expensive. It's just a shame to have to pay so much for options. $1100 for a pod seat???? $995 for in tank fuel??? It seems like it's unrealistic to even think about keeping it under $30,000 all inclusive now... for a 15' RIB.... total price quote was $22,000+ without an engine.
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Old 22 December 2007, 20:16   #9
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Have you checked with your local builders? There's a few RIB manufacturers in your neck of the woods (Sidney, Langley, etc.)

Polaris build fiberglass RIB's that I'm sure would be cheaper than the aluminum hulls they specialize in, but I don't know how they price out. Might be worth a phone call.

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Hi there,

I have e-mailed Polaris but I have heard they are very expensive. Someone told me on here they paid $46,000 US for an 18' RIB. Granted, it had all the options and was aluminum ($$) but still, $46,000 is incredibly overpriced
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Old 23 December 2007, 01:09   #10
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Hi there,

I have e-mailed Polaris but I have heard they are very expensive. Someone told me on here they paid $46,000 US for an 18' RIB. Granted, it had all the options and was aluminum ($$) but still, $46,000 is incredibly overpriced
Sounds familiar.

Overpriced? I suppose it depends on how you look at it. The boat will most likely be around when they plant me.

Still and all, you're looking at top class builders. You're not going to find (most likely) bargain basement prices.

But, I'd give Guy a call and have a chat. Since his boats are all built to order, you can spec what you need and leave off what you can do without (or can do yourself.) Every little bit helps. You may be able to find a used RIB around as well (and most Polaris owners let Guy know they're selling so he can offer them around as well.)

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