Hi all I am very new to this forum but have been reading some posts in the past few weeks, I am very interested in purchasing an inflatable boat,
I have a limited budget of around £1000 for boat only, I can add accessories to it at a later date,
I already have a 9.9 4 stroke Johnson short shaft outboard motor for my new purchase, and a trailer,
I've been searching the internet for a suitable RIB these are what I've come up with,
Firstly what I would like is a 3.8m ally deck, all these listed below offer that but as they are dotted all over the UK itís very difficult for me to pick one I can rely on.......
Can anyone here help with my decision, these are the RIBís Iíve identified so far:
Before you look,
You can bare in mind that I live near Naples Italy Iím here in the UK working at the moment and will transport whatever I buy down there, I don't have anywhere to keep a ridged boat so I need something that can be rolled up and put in the corner of a garage, I want something that would cruise the Med with upto 4 adults, so I thought if I purchased one which would take 5+ there would be enough room for me and my friends,
o stated above I canít touch and feel or even look at most of these so if anyone knows anything please pass your information on I donít want to make a silly mistake and buy something that looks good in a picture and believe everything the seller tells me......
So gere goes
Ecxel Vanguard 380S this is the web site Excel XHD385 Inflatable Boat.
Or this one
ProWave, This is their web site PROWAVE INFLATABLES
Or Perhaps this one
Honwave except they only do a 3.5 or a 4.2 in the ally floor the 3.5 may be a little to small and the 4.2 would be a little to big for my little outboard but they do supply a 3.8 in an air deck, but I have been told that the air deck wouldnít be the right choice for me, this was by a Honwave salesmanÖ..
Or then thereís this one
Seapro, This is their web site Inflatable Boat | Inflatable Boat for Sale - billhigham.co.uk
Then there is the
Bison, apparently they make good wellington boots or waders you can see it here on ebay BISON MARINE OLIVE GREEN INFLATABLE FISHING SPORTS AIR RIB BOAT 13ft | eBay
Another one is the
SUNSPORT AL 390, again see it here on ebay SUNSPORT AL 390 Inflatable SPORTS BOAT ONLY Rib Ally Deck Aluminium Floor | eBay
C pro 3.8 again see it here on ebay c pro 3.8 4.2m inflatable boat dinghy tender rib dive fishing dingy alloy deck | eBay
Europa again on ebay NEW Europa Sport 3.8m Aluminium Floor Inflatable Boat | eBay
And finally the trusty Zodiac again see it here on ebay NEW ZODIAC BOMBARD Typhoon 420 SOLID Deck Boat Inflatable Rib Sports Max 25 hp | eBay
Now I know this RIB is a good example but like the Honwave they donít do exactly what I want but I could always change my mind on some advice,
Thanks for your/any help