Originally Posted by SteveB
I like the sound of the bombard aerotec, do they come bigger than the 380 ? what size would be best for 6 adults ?
They do a 420 version that takes a long shaft outboard, but TBH I think it was a step to far for the floor/transom design. While it was good, it just doesnt have the absolute rigidity of the 380. It also has the same beam as the 380, so it doesnt have massive internal volume and feels smaller than its length suggests.
A few sibs are big enough to carry 6 adults, but they are getting pretty heavy at the size you need. Honwave T40 will seat 6 ( and the Tidel Wave copy) on the tubes easily and the bigger Zodiacs will as well (Over 4m). Solid floor boat will need 30hp to plane with that weight but the Zodiac FR's will make do with a 25hp
If the sib doesnt have wheel steering it has a lot more room than a rib of similar size.