I had a little 4.1 lodestar before the rib eye ,which is similar to the tohatsu brand rib .
the ally hull is a much deeper v than the comparable fibre glass boats , its lighter but not by enough to make a difference . the advantage of the ally is its tough , The rib eye comes with a keel guard fitted , as i expect the x pro does too . they can be dragged over sand or mud without any damage at all .
as for what to choose , i don't think there is much in it , both ally hulls looked like they came out the same faactory to me .
It was easy to find and see a rib eye locally for me I liked the tapered shape of the rib eye, it has a look and shape that you only seem to get in much bigger boats and also has tapered tubes . I also liked the light colour , it had a good guarantee and looked good value for money and i was offered a good discount .
Have since seen an xpro and it looks very good too , and the same size model has more tube features than the rib eye ,like handles and lifelines not sure if it had the nice tapered shape though . The grey was also a good colour .
My feeling was that when i come to sell the rib eye is a better known brand that may hold its money better .
ribe eye do a light wieght range and a heavier range . I think the heavier one just had a large bow locker etc .