OK so I had a plan last winter to sell the sports cruiser and go hardcore RIB (7m+ with a diesel inboard)
Well i've decided against that, going to keep the sports cruiser and the 2.8m inflatable tender for pottering about... and buy myself a ltitle toy
I want to buy a pretty hardcore SIB in the region of about 4m. The reason for a SIB as opposed to RIB is because i'd like to be able to beach without thinking to myself "Am I going to scratch gelcoat etc. etc.". Ideally i'd love something like those RNLI inflatables - they look damn cool and solid, but something like a Zodiac inflatable would be nice
I was looking at those Yam 380's etc with a 25HP engine but they're a little too 'tender' for what I want to be able to do. What I want is speed, but also be able to have a bit or river/lake messing about in windy weather
The only thing I can come up with in this instance is a Zapcat or the likes... those things are rockets and can take the weather.
... This bad boy really makes me wet! (ooh er!) but I can't decide if I want the convenience of having a nice seat, or would I prefer the aggression of a tiller control
Any ideas/suggestions etc. welcomed. I want something for the upcoming season, and would ideally want to travel over to the UK to buy either the 3rd-4th week in March (It's the only free time i'd have to take 1/2 days off to travel)