Originally Posted by ashwatkins
I went for the 25 HP 4 stroke in the end.
I don't understand this and to me it doesn't make sense why manufacturers are selling any of these. When I picked my SIB up there was a Excel RIB with 25HP Suzuki and side by side it was a magnitude bigger than my 20HP, a third heavier and probably £1K more expensive for just 5HP!
The reason I chose 20HP was because it is the same weight as the 15HP, and only a couple of hundred pounds more expensive. Following the same logic why buy 25HP when you could run a 30HP which would be less stressed pushing the same load? At least you get 10HP for the extra weight and price penalty. However in this category there's also the E-TEC 25 to consider which I might have purchased if they didn't make them so darned heavy (don't know the price comparison with Suzuki 25 though).