Originally Posted by mister p
Sea Swift on the south coast have the full range and offer full backup and warranty. Having experienced these SIB's I reckon they punch well above their weight. Look good. Sturdy as hell and over equipped.
Which South Coast Are you talking about? How close would it be to the Greater Denver area?
17.5 feet is an excellent & very practical length for a SIB, which would be capable of handling large loads. If you are looking at using it on large inland rivers and lakes for extended camping/hunting trips with 2-3 other guys, this would be good size for that.
If you will be frequently loading and unloading heavy or awkward gear from beach landings (rather than dock) the lower freeboard height of a SIB (rather than a RIB) will be handy. If you will be going through (reasonably mild) rapids along the rivers, the soft bottom of a SIB will be more forgiving.