Originally Posted by Nasher
The deep V hull shape with the shaped air deck is a great alternative to a RIB in this size boat.
I've got one, and I reckon that it would give a regular solid floored SIB a run for its money. Definitely a step up from the conventional air decks.
I particularly like the extra freeboard that you get from the V floor, but it is a bit less easy to secure things to the deck than a wooden or ali one!
I have a 25hp on mine and it's pretty swift. I did try it with a 15hp but reckoned it was a bit under powered - it wouldn't plane with 3 adults and 2 kids on board.
With the 25 it's too much of a handful for me to let the kids drive, so I'm planning to get a 5hp for pootling about. I am quite tempted by a Torqeedo but really can't justify it though.