I am in the early stages of buying a RIB from China; my needs in short: RIB use mainly for leasurly cruising at low wind in the Mediterranean, short distances (5-10 miles), never far from the coast, family on board; A large sundeck is important. Use for 10-15 days per year, storage in garage.
I would appreciate member comments about RIB quality from Chinese manufacturers which you own and may have personally imported from China, after locating the supplier on e.g. Alibaba.
The company I am in contact with is QB Yachting, link below:
RIB boat, RIB boat direct from Lingpo Duckwan Yak Co., Ltd. in China (Mainland)
Price range: RIB, 5.5 m, Hypalon, ca. 10 000 $ (plus 1500 € in transport). See pic.
PLEASE: no generic comments about low-quality China products etc, I currently own a Honwave and personally know the factory manager running the site where these products are produced in China (they are sold, FYI, also in China under a different brand name, at a different price of course).
I would very much welcome comments about China-made trailers. This company conveniently produces also trailers, price approx. 800 $.
If you have suggestions about top-quality RIB producers from personal expetrience, I would like to hear from you. I would also appreciate suggestions on any particular model you may have in mind.