"This boat can handle way more than you can"
That's the first thing I tell people when I do a charter on a RIB; and this boat is no exception.
I hate sea trials, but this one was amazing. It was the tail end of a hurricane that blew through Baja. The waves were 6-8 at 3-4 seconds, all stacked up on top each other and it was blowing almost 20kts. Not your typical Socal day. The Gemini loved it! We were skipping across the crests and at one point while air born we caught the stern on a crest and slammed the bow into the trough. He looked over at me for approval and all I said was, "that's what it's meant to do, keep going". I tried getting video, but it was obvious that one hand for the boat was not sufficient. We were doing 30 kts slicing through the waves. The boat will do 55 kts but on glass only. This boat is a prime example of how extra horsepower can actually give you good fuel economy. It cruises doing 32 kts at 3,000 rpm all while only burning 5.5 gal/hr.
When I first bought the boat I wasn't sure what it was worth. Now after all of the offers, I know exactly what it is worth. The boat will sell between $33k and 35k.
cantp1 anytime you or anyone else on RIB.net wants to take it for ride, I'm down. I'm convinced these are superior boats, and can't wait to get a Fluid.