Weighing up the options
So I'm deciding which SIB, RIB, or solid hull boat to go for... and to satisfy the wife we're doing due diligence before purchasing I've knocked up a spreadsheet (attached).
This boat will be used primarily for coast hopping, maybe a spot of fishing, maybe tow a ringo or knee board for the kids (5 and 7). It's a general purpose runabout for the holidays. Maybe used 5-10 times a year on inshore coastal waters (mostly Norfolk). If a SIB it will be stored in a garage and I intend to roof-rack it for the short 2 mile hop to the beach. We do have a tow-bar if we need/want to use a trailer and have done in the past with an old speedboat we had.
I've listed all my pros/cons in the attached spreadsheet but would appreciate more experienced boaters/SIBers advice in pointing out any obvious omissions or errors... before I report back to the boss ;-)
My intention is to buy new if a SIB, realistically I'd go second hand if I was serious about a solid hulled boat.
Budget... less than £4k all-in (we have life jackets, VHF, anchor, etc. already)