Originally Posted by kaman
In my opinion the Aero tech is a good Sib.
There is no doubt it has a keen following on here but.......
I think it is vastly over rated and over priced.
Plenty other sibs out there that can go toe to toe with it at a fraction of the price.
Granted these sibs to which I refer may well take longer to set up and be less portable - you pay your money you take your choice.
The big negative for me is the concave shape of the aerotech floor.
If money were no object I'd have one - but not high on my limited budget for a replacemeny for my Honwave at the moment.
Similar sized rib with aluminium hull would spank it rotten in a chop☺
With respect that is total bollox.
Have you actually tried one? Like Fenlander I've had many different SIB's and nothing comes close to the Aerotec in typical UK conditions.
The floor shape is the reason it performs better than any other SIB (and works much better inside too for bracing against and getting you lower in the boat - it's a performance SIB). An alloy floor or FRIB or whatever will perform no better as they have such shallow hulls and none have the deeper V that extends all the way to the transom.
Nothing, even the Aerotec will perform like a proper (Searider) RIB as they don't have the weight but the next best thing in SIB land is undoubtably the Aerotec.
Plenty of bargains out there two, check the SIB's on ebay topic, two or three in the last month with engine well under £2k.