Why are RIBs so expensive?
I've owned my 14 foot Novurania for a few years now, and I love it.
I regularly go to Catalina Island on it, but find that being 40 miles from shore in small craft advisory status in a boat this small can be a little sporty.
I have decided that I am am going to upgrade to a bigger boat, and want to stay with a RIB.
I think something in the 28 foot range should do it for me.
Yesterday I looked at a late model used Zodiac 850 Pro with twin Yamaha 150 four strokes.
I feel that this boat would be perfect for me.
They brokerage is asking almost 75K for this boat. I looked online at a couple of other of the same boat, and they are all around the same price.
I know you get what you pay for, but just don't understand why these boats are so expensive. You get a hull, inflatable tubes, engine(s), and a steering wheel.
I guess if i really want to own one of these kind of boats, I am going to have to pony up the big bucks, but just don't understand why so much.