Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 November 2010, 13:06   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Sacramento
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
WTB 15-18ft RIB Western US

I'm looking to buy a used 15-18ft rib near the west coast. I was originally looking for an Avon 5.4m Searider but no luck so far. I am open to all types but prefer the deep V hulls. My price range is around $7,000 for boat and motor complete or just the boat. I have cash and am a serious buyer. If you know anyone selling, please pass along my email address: rconsolini@sbcglobal.net

Thank you,
Renato
__________________

__________________
Recon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2012, 19:47   #2
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Portland, OR
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8
Good luck - for whatever reason Ribs of this size are extremely rare on the west coast. I've been looking for ~6mos now.

-Brett
__________________

__________________
zbskii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 00:18   #3
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
"I LOVE RIBS" had a Zodiac Hurricane 540 for sale. Super clean. I saw it at Catalina last weekend. But, he was asking double your budget. In the 7k range, you'll mostly see more of "yachty" types of ribs... Nautical, Apex, Nouvarania.

Though, if you're willing to travel, this might interest you (though it's a bit short) :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-avon-sr...-/160826962957

Road trip!
__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 11:33   #4
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
They're around, I think (as much as RIBs vs hard boats are around in the US); just not well advertised.

Keep an eye on Craigslist in the various metro areas; seems to be the first place most people list them.

Luck;

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 08:42   #5
Member
 
Todd Grimley's Avatar
 
Country: Australia
Town: S/E Queensland
Boat name: White Hurricane
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yanmar 6LP 315hp Jet
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 74
Google zodiac hurricane and have a thorough look through all the sites! There was a boat dealer in the southern U.S somewhere that has a ship load of navy surplus ribs and other commercial ribs. He had a 5m inboard Willard and a 472 Hurricane (15.5 feet) for sale, not bad prices if I remember correctly. That was a couple of months ago. Think there was a 472 hurricane from Kamloops B.C Canada, somewhere on this website for sale not that long ago! All the best mate!
__________________
Todd Grimley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 14:24   #6
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Portland, OR
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd Grimley View Post
Google zodiac hurricane and have a thorough look through all the sites! There was a boat dealer in the southern U.S somewhere that has a ship load of navy surplus ribs and other commercial ribs. He had a 5m inboard Willard and a 472 Hurricane (15.5 feet) for sale, not bad prices if I remember correctly. That was a couple of months ago. Think there was a 472 hurricane from Kamloops B.C Canada, somewhere on this website for sale not that long ago! All the best mate!

This the site you were thinking of? Military Vehicle Sales | KCLM Sales
__________________
zbskii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 18:24   #7
Member
 
Todd Grimley's Avatar
 
Country: Australia
Town: S/E Queensland
Boat name: White Hurricane
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yanmar 6LP 315hp Jet
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 74
Yea I think that was it! It had abbreviations like that in the name. Good luck. There were other larger 7.3 hurricanes and Willards on there!
__________________
Todd Grimley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 18:46   #8
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Boat name: Water Dog
Make: Polaris
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 60hp
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,152
Going to be waaaaay out of your $7k budget (more like 4x that and that's the low end). Good luck
__________________
captnjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 23:04   #9
Member
 
Todd Grimley's Avatar
 
Country: Australia
Town: S/E Queensland
Boat name: White Hurricane
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yanmar 6LP 315hp Jet
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 74
15.5ft zodiac hurricane at $6800 is about on the money and a hurricane 540 at $19000 . Welcome to the world of boating , where everything costs two and a half times more than you expect! Saw those on that ex govt. website. KTLM I think it was !!
__________________

__________________
Todd Grimley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 20:31.


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